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...
Failed law and order auction sees extraordinary budget blowout

Failed law and order auction sees extraordinary budget blowout

The result of cuts to legal aid and court services, following years of law and order auctions, have resulted in an extraordinary blowout in the budget with a shocking $3.8 billion being spent on private prisons. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge...
Corrective services fail on justice reinvestment & recidivism

Corrective services fail on justice reinvestment & recidivism

Research indicates that there is chronic underfunding of educational training within NSW Corrective Services with the majority of correctional facilities having at least one teaching vacancy. Prisoners are also required to pay TAFE course fees in full because due to...