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Prison Audit Shows System on the Brink

Media Release - The Auditor-General’s report on the Tasmanian Prison Service shows a system on the brink of financial and functional collapse, and points the finger of blame at the Hodgman Government’s policies.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Nov 2019

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

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

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Northern Prison

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Deputy Speaker, it is interesting listening to both Labor and Liberal members utterly failing their communities. It is sad to hear the tone of this debate, which totally misses the point that what is good for Tasmania is putting...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Oct 2019

Labor Motion - Northern Region Prison Site

Parliamentary Activity - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens will not be supporting the amendment to this motion. We support the motion that it seeks to amend and I will make some comments about that. I am aware that Ms Butler would also like to speak so I will make...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Oct 2019

Northern Prison a Regressive Step

Media Release - The move to build a new prison is foolish, regressive policy and is apparently the Liberals’ idea of vision.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Sep 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Community Safety

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Deputy Speaker, I am surprised that Labor did not jump up because they are certainly frothing at the mouth on this matter. I start by thanking the Tasmanian Police for their excellent work in apprehending the prisoner who was at...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Sep 2019

Northern Prison Not a Solution

Media Release - The Labor and Liberal parties’ vision for northern Tasmania is to lock people up.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Dec 2017

Prisons at Breaking Point Under Liberals

Media Release - The Custodial Inspector’s Annual Report reveals a justice system in crisis under the Hodgman Liberals. The prison population is up by 10 per cent, on the back of a 15 per cent increase the year before.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Oct 2017

Liberals' 'Tough on Crime' Approach Leading to Increased Serious Crime

Media Release - This year’s Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management Annual Report confirms on almost every crime measure the Liberals have promised to act, the statistics are not good.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Oct 2017

Contempt of Court Risk Health Minister's Fault

Media Release - Minister Ferguson has failed to properly resource the State's only secure mental health facility, the Wilfred Lopes Centre. Staffing levels are now so low the Centre cannot safely follow a Supreme Court order to admit a prisoner for care.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Oct 2017

Law and Order Policies

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to ACTING ATTORNEY-GENERAL, Mr GROOM[10.35 a.m.]

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Aug 2017

Risdon Prison - Overcrowding Causing Unrest

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to ACTING MINISTER for CORRECTIONS, Mr BARNETT

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Aug 2017

Liberals' Justice Incompetence

Media Release - Two explosive reports released this week expose a justice system that Attorney General, Vanessa Goodwin, has starved of funds, to breaking point.  It's victims of crime and community safety that are paying the price.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Mar 2017

Parole Board Confirm Liberals Paying for Prisons Not Housing

Media Release - The Parole Board's Annual Report confirms the worst fears of the community and housing sector.  Prisoners who are suitable to be released on parole are being forced to stay in prison because they can't get housing.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Nov 2016

Ex-Prisoners Sent To The Bottom Of The List

Media Release - This morning, the Minister for Human Services, Jacquie Petrusma, told ABC Radio putting ex-prisoners onto a priority housing list is a "job done" by Housing Connect. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Oct 2016

Liberals Leave Ex-Offenders Out in the Cold

Media Release - When they axed the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Program, the Liberals promised they would improve housing and assistance for ex-inmates.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Oct 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Acknowledges that the Ashley Youth Detention Centre represents a manifestly failed model for dealing with juvenile offenders.(2)           Notes that the Government has announced an...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Sep 2016

Liberals' Drug Treatment Under-Funding Written into Law

Media Release - The Sentencing Amendment Bill debated in Parliament expands the power to make Drug Treatment Orders to the Supreme Court. Given the dramatic rise in ice use and its associated problems, it's a welcome tool.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Sep 2016

Greens Release Costed Plan to Close Ashley

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader 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...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Sep 2016

Next Step in Abolishing Suspended Sentences

Media Release - The Liberals have taken the next step in scrapping suspended sentences, producing legislation for public comment.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Aug 2016

Ferguson Misleading over Prison Overtime

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderIf senior Liberal Minister, Michael Ferguson is claiming prison overtime costs rose under the Labor Green Government, he is being dishonest and contradicting Corrections' Minister, Vanessa Goodwin.If this...

- 14 Aug 2016

Treatment of Sex Offenders Bill

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Justice spokespersonThe government today supported the Greens' amendment that improved the laws around the treatment of sex offenders. Our amendment means offenders who have assaulted sex workers will also be...

- 18 Nov 2015

Supermax a Distraction

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Justice spokespersonMoving selected maximum security prisoners interstate to a “supermax” prison is something the states having been working towards for at least a decade. However, even if the other states...

- 26 Oct 2015

Reintegration for Ex-Offenders Program

Media Release - The Hodgman government has axed the highly successful ‘Reintegration for Ex-Offenders’ (REO) program run by the Salvation Army in a short-sighted cost-cutting move that will abandon ex-inmates and compromise community safety.

Nick Mckim - 24 Apr 2015