Grill the Ministers at Budget Estimates

Grill the Ministers at Budget Estimates

It has been a busy year in NSW Parliament, and once again budget estimates are almost upon us. Hearings will be from Thursday 31 August to Friday 8 September 2017. We’d love to hear your thoughts about issues to raise and potential questions to ask. Budget Estimates...
Custody statistics show Liberals and Nationals reinforcing failure

Custody statistics show Liberals and Nationals reinforcing failure

Custody statistics show Liberals and Nationals reinforcing failure At a time when most categories of crime are falling, the ever increasing prison population in NSW is a clear indicator of a Government hamstrung by their own law and order agenda. BOCSAR’s latest...
NSW prisons are fundamentally failing to rehabilitate inmates

NSW prisons are fundamentally failing to rehabilitate inmates

In a damning report the NSW Auditor General has found that NSW jails are systemically failing in their responsibility to rehabilitate prisoners. Critical findings include that 75% of inmates who needed access to rehabilitation programs were not given a chance to...
Media release: Rising prison assaults a symptom

Media release: Rising prison assaults a symptom

Media release 30 January 2017 Rising prison assaults a symptom Statistics released by BOCSAR today show that years of law and order auctions and backward State bail laws have led to a prison system that is overcrowded, failing to rehabilitate inmates and just plain...

Private Prisons

This speech was delivered on 20.09.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. The United States of America leads the world in many ways. One of those is in jailing its own, with the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world. Of...