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Liberal Prison Chaos Failing Community

After six years in government, it is clear the Liberals’ approach to crime and justice is failing on every front.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Jul 2020

Government Must Act Urgently on Youth Strip Searches

Information obtained by the Examiner newspaper shows invasive strip searches of children and young people are continuing at high levels.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jun 2020

Avoiding a COVID-19 Prison Cluster is a Priority

The Greens commend the decision to suspend all prison visits, but remain concerned about the potential high risk for coronavirus transmission.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Apr 2020

Prison Audit Shows System on the Brink

The Auditor-General’s report on the Tasmanian Prison Service shows a system on the brink of financial and functional collapse.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2019

Alternatives to Ashley

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  29 Jan 2018

Proposal for Prison at Westbury

Let us put on the record that we have had this conversation a number of times about the northern prison.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019

Northern Prison

It is sad to hear the tone of this debate, which totally misses the point that what is good for Tasmania is putting money into restorative justice.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019

Northern Region Prison Site

I have been approached by numerous people in the surrounding area with concerns about the consultation process.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2019

Northern Prison a Regressive Step

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Sep 2019

Community Safety

I start by thanking the Tasmanian Police for their excellent work in apprehending the prisoner who was at large.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2019

Northern Prison Not a Solution

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Dec 2017

Prisons at Breaking Point Under Liberals

The Custodial Inspector’s Annual Report reveals a justice system in crisis under the Hodgman Liberals.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2017

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

This year’s DPFEM Annual Report confirms on almost every crime measure the Liberals have promised to act, the statistics are not good.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2017

Contempt of Court Risk Health Minister's Fault

Minister Ferguson has failed to properly resource the State's only secure mental health facility, the Wilfred Lopes Centre.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2017

Law and Order Policies

Scrapping suspended sentences is only going to make this worse and increase the pressure on the prison.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Aug 2017

Risdon Prison - Overcrowding Causing Unrest

The pressure cooker environment in Risdon Prison tells us everything about your Government's failure to manage it safely and in the public interest.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Aug 2017

Attorney Pushing Justice System to Breaking Point

An explosive report into Tasmania’s corrections system was released last week, exposing a system starved of funds and pushed to breaking point.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Mar 2017

Liberals' Justice Incompetence

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Mar 2017

Parole Board Confirm Liberals Paying for Prisons Not Housing

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016

Ex-Prisoners Sent To The Bottom Of The List

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016

Liberals Leave Ex-Offenders Out in the Cold

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2016

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

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016

Liberals' Drug Treatment Under-Funding Written into Law

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2016

Greens Release Costed Plan to Close Ashley

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2016

Next Step in Abolishing Suspended Sentences

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2016

Ferguson Misleading over Prison Overtime

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Aug 2016

Treatment of Sex Offenders Bill

The government today supported the Greens' amendment that improved the laws around the treatment of sex offenders.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2015

Supermax a Distraction

Moving selected maximum security prisoners interstate to a “supermax” prison is something the states having been working towards for at least a decade.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2015

Supporting suspended sentences

The Sentencing Advisory Council has warned that if suspended sentences are abolished without non-custodial alternatives, the prison population could triple.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2015

Reintegration for Ex-Offenders Program

The Hodgman government has axed the highly successful ‘Reintegration for Ex-Offenders’ program in a short-sighted cost-cutting move.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  24 Apr 2015