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Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Corrections and Rehabilitation – Recidivism and Rehabilitation

This is not a national trend; this is a Tasmanian problem. It's about your Government's approach.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Jun 2023

Lonely Child

Damning ROGS Data in Housing, Homelessness, Child Safety and Youth Justice

Vulnerable Tasmanians are being left behind by the Gutwein Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jan 2021

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

State Budget Confirms ‘Tough on Crime’ Failure

The State Budget has confirmed the Liberals’ ‘tough on crime’ approach has failed, with millions more allocated to fund the overflowing prisons.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2020

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

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

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

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

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

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

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

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

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

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

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

Green Economics

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

Homeless Man

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

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

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

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

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

Green Economics

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Justice, Scales and Gavel

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Mar 2016

Justice, Scales and Gavel

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2015