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Ashley Youth Detention Centre

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

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

As this matter is now under investigation, we will not be commenting further on this specific allegation.  

There is no place in the juvenile justice system for the mistreatment of damaged young people.

Ashley Youth Detention Centre represents an outdated, ineffective and costly approach to youth justice.

As a community, we can do better by these young Tasmanians.  We can make our community safer in the process.

Greens Release Alternative to Lower School Age Policy Initiative

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Education spokesperson

Public concern is growing over the Liberal Government's plan to lower the mandatory school starting age.

The Greens' research to date confirms the evidence base for an earlier starting age is weak.  On that basis, we will not support this change to the Education Act.

We believe the money can be better spent directed to Child and  Family Centres, particularly targeting at-risk children and families.

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