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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

Budget Reply Speech

Cassy O'Connor delivers a budget reply speech for the 2019-20 state Budget, and speaks to alternative policies in the Greens' Alternative Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 May 2019

Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill 2018

Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading speech for the Greens' Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill, to remove the offence of begging in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2018

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

Parole Board Confirm Liberals Paying for Prisons Not Housing

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  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 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

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. Given the dramatic rise in ice use and its associated problems, it's a welcome tool.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 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

State Budget: Address in Reply

The Greens have discussed our energy strategy on numbers of occasions in this House since we tabled it early this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Liberals Snub Sentencing Advisory Council on Suspended Sentences

The Government’s terms of reference prevented the Sentencing Advisory Council from examining the question of whether suspended sentences should be abolished.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2016

Wrong Way on Suspended Sentences

The Sentencing Advisory Council's report on the phasing out of suspended sentences delivered a list of less proven and far more costly alternatives.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Mar 2016

Sentencing Report Damning of Liberals Justice Approach

The draft report of the Sentencing Advisory Council makes it clear the Liberals' plan to abolish suspended sentences could triple Tasmania's prison population.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2015