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Ashley Youth Detention Centre

Avoiding a COVID-19 Prison Cluster is a Priority

Media Release - The Greens commend the decision to suspend all prison visits, but remain concerned about the potential high risk for coronavirus transmission within the state’s detention centres - and consequently, circulation within the community.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Apr 2020

Alternatives to Ashley

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe that Ashley Youth Detention Centre should be closed and replaced with two purpose-built...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Jan 2018

Adjournment - Inspection of Youth Custodial Services Redaction

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks on the Adjournment on the Custodial Inspector's comments on the redaction of their report in Ashley Youth Detention Centre.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 Oct 2019

Labor Motion - Proposal for Prison at Westbury

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks on Labor's motion on the Westbury prison proposal, and suggests that the government consider re-purposing the Ashley Youth Detention facility instead.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Oct 2019

Adjournment - Youth Justice System

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy discusses the Minister's responsibility for a redacted Youth Custodial Services report in the adjournment.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Oct 2019

Ashley Youth Detention Centre Report Redactions

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister for Human Services over redactions in a youth custodial justice report.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Oct 2019

Jaensch Confirms by Omission His Office Requested Ashley Redactions

Media Release - In a shameful Parliamentary display, the Minister responsible for the Ashley Youth Detention Centre refused to honestly answer a simple, direct question from the Greens on who directed the independent Custodial Inspector to black out the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Oct 2019

Adjournment - Inspection of Youth Custodial Services Report Redacted Information

Parliamentary Activity - This morning the custody inspection report, Inspection of Youth Custodial Services in Tasmania 2018, undertaken by the custodial inspector, Mr Richard Connock, who also happens to be the Ombudsman, was tabled in the Tasmanian parliament,...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Oct 2019

Liberals' Clumsy Attempts to Cover Up Ashley Scandal

Media Release - The Liberals have attempted, and failed, to redact some of the shameful results of an independent inspection of Ashley Youth Detention Centre. This raises a series of extremely serious questions about potential Ministerial interference to...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Oct 2019

Tasmanian Youth Justice Highest Rates of Assault and Self Harm

Media Release - Today’s Report on Government Services (ROGs) chapter on youth justice exposes a harsh approach to youth justice in Tasmania and reinforces the Greens' position to close Ashley Youth Detention Centre.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Jan 2017

Call for Government to Adopt Missouri Model for Youth Justice and Detention

Parliamentary Activity - The Ashley Youth Detention Centre represents a manifestly failed model for dealing with juvenile offenders.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Sep 2016

Greens Release Costed Plan to Close Ashley

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have developed a fully costed plan to close the Ashley Youth Detention Centre and invest in two new medium and high security facilities in the North and South that will deliver a therapeutic model of youth justice and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Sep 2016

Ashley Review Builds Case for Closure

Media Release - The Independent Review of Ashley Youth Detention Centre makes it clear the model for dealing with young offenders in Tasmania has failed.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Sep 2016

Ashley Youth Detention Centre

Media Release - The Greens recognise that the Minister and her agency have taken this matter very seriously.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Aug 2016