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House of Assembly, Tasmania

Corrections - Rehabilitation

Education, training, reintegration and rehabilitative services are not being delivered at the levels that are needed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 2021


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Corrections - Tough on Crime Rhetoric

As a result of Government policies around community orders, suspended sentences, its 'tough on crime' rhetoric, the prisons population has increased.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 2021


Law Books

Vulnerable People - Impact of Staffing Issues

It is a matter of record that both these portfolios have been the topic of controversial media over the last week.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jun 2021


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Prisons - Custodial Inspector's Report - Impact of Lockdowns

The Custodial Inspector's report tabled in parliament on Thursday was a scathing review of Tasmania's prison system and the impact upon prisoners of lockdowns.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Jun 2021


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Liberal Policies Filling Jails, Increasing Aboriginal Incarcerations, Clogging Courts

The latest ROGS data on Justice again confirms the State has gone backwards, socially, under the Liberals.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jan 2021


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Custodial Inspector Amendment (OPCAT) Bill 2020

On 21 December 2017, Australia ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  11 Dec 2020


Magistrates Court

Estimates Reply – Attorney-General Archer

It is a deeply concerning allegation that children are going to night courts and appearing before a justice of the peace or a bench justice and a prosecutor.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Dec 2020


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Corrections – Prison Assaults and Time in Cells

The average time out of cells in Tasmanian prisons for 2018-19 is the lowest in the country. It was 7.9 hours a day.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Corrections – Rehabilitation Programs

The Custodial Inspector reports that 'very few programs are now delivered in TPS facilities'.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Corrections – Westbury Prison

The misguided and badly evidenced push to create a maximum security prison in Westbury is causing many local residents extreme anxiety.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


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Attorney-General and Justice – OPCAT

There is a concern that if this moves to the custodial inspector areas such as aged care and the disability sector would not be within their purview.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Law Books

Terms of Reference for Review of Phasing Out of Suspended Sentences

We have long stood with the evidence of what works in turning around rates of recidivism.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


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Damning Evidence of Corrections Implosion

The Custodial Inspectorate has issued another highly critical assessment of the government’s handling of the Corrections system.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020


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Dangerous Criminals and High-Risk Offenders Bill 2020

Generally, indefinite detention of a person can be the result of two different types of orders, depending on the time at which the order is made.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Corrections Amendment (Electronic Monitoring) Bill 2020

It is only a short bill, which gives power to the Parole Board to specify conditions relating to the electronic monitoring of a parolee.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Liberals’ Westbury Spin Comes Undone

Today in Parliament, the Government confirmed its decision to pursue the second site for the northern prison was made in a rush.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2020


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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Jul 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jun 2020


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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Apr 2020


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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2019


Justice, Scales and Gavel

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


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019


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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019


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Northern Region Prison Site

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2019


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Northern Prison a Regressive Step

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Sep 2019


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Community Safety

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2019


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Northern Prison Not a Solution

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Dec 2017


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Prisons at Breaking Point Under Liberals

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2017


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2017


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2017


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Law and Order Policies

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Aug 2017


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Aug 2017


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Liberals' Justice Incompetence

Two explosive reports released this week expose a justice system that Attorney General, Vanessa Goodwin, has starved of funds, to breaking point.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Mar 2017


Homeless Man

Parole Board Confirm Liberals Paying for Prisons Not Housing

Prisoners who are suitable to be released on parole are being forced to stay in prison because they can't get housing.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016


Air View of Houses

Ex-Prisoners Sent To The Bottom Of The List

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016


Homeless Man

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2016


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Liberals' Drug Treatment Under-Funding Written into Law

The Sentencing Amendment Bill debated in Parliament expands the power to make Drug Treatment Orders to the Supreme Court.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2016


Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

Greens Release Costed Plan to Close Ashley

The evidence is clear that Ashley represents a failed model for youth justice.

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


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Next Step in Abolishing Suspended Sentences

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2016


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Ferguson Misleading over Prison Overtime

Michael Ferguson is claiming prison overtime costs rose under the Labor Green Government, he is being dishonest and contradicting the Corrections Minister.

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


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Treatment of Sex Offenders Bill

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2015


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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2015


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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