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    Corrective Services Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 (No 2)
    After two years since the commencement of the Corrective Services Act 2006 there have been a number of policy issues that have needed refinement as a part of on-going review of corrective services legislation. The amendments proposed by this Bill can be categorised as either (i) amendments designed to update legislation in line with policy updates and business practice of Queensland Corrective Ser

    Community consultation on reform of low security custody in Qld
    In 2006, Queensland Corrective Services conducted a review to examine the roles and functions of correctional facilities in Queensland. The review resulted in the public release of the report entitled, A Review of the Roles and Functions of Correctional Centres in Queensland – 2006-2015, which was designed to provide a guide for planning, the effective distribution of resources and the implementat

    Prisoner Employment Policy and Action Plan 2008-2011
    In November 2006, the Innovative Prison Industries Project was established by Queensland Corrective Services to carry out a review of its existing prison industries program. The Prisoner Employment Policy and Action Plan 2008-2011 was developed as part of the Innovative Prison Industries Project. The Prisoner Employment Policy outlines how Queensland Corrective Services will adhere to Natio

    Graffiti Removal Powers
    In August 2008, new laws were introduced to enable authorised government and council officers to remove graffiti which is in a public place, or readily visible from a public place. Cabinet considered a report on the implementation of these graffiti removal powers. Cabinet noted a range of activities which have been undertaken to implement the graffiti removal powers including support for local gov

    Government Response to Sexual Offender Treatment Programs report
    In 2009, Queensland Corrective Services engaged the services of Professor Stephen Smallbone, from Griffith University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, to independently evaluate the effectiveness of its sex offender treatment programs with particular reference to their impact on recidivism rates. The evaluation considered the recidivism data of 409 adult males who had served a term of

    Accommodation of low risk women prisoners
    Low security correctional centres offer women prisoners the best opportunity to rehabilitate, make reparation to the community, develop vocational skills and reintegrate back into the community after release. Numinbah Correctional Centre will be decommissioned as a men’s correctional centre. The male prisoners currently at Numinbah Correctional Centre will be transferred to other low security cor

    Implementation of Global Positioning System monitoring of offenders
    In 2003, the Government introduced the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual offenders) Act 2003 (the DPSOA). The DPSOA provides for the continued detention or supervised release of particular prisoners to ensure adequate protection of the community and to provide continuing control, care or treatment of those prisoners to facilitate their rehabilitation. In 2007, the Government amended the legislation

    Appointments to the Parole Boards
    The Queensland Parole Board, the Southern Queensland Regional Parole Board and the Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board are independent statutory bodies established under the Corrective Services Act 2006. The parole boards determine parole applications from prisoners who are serving sentences in excess of three years, all sex offenders and offenders determined to be serious violen

    Appointment to the Queensland Parole Board and the Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board
    The Queensland Parole Board and the Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board are independent statutory bodies established under the Corrective Services Act 2006. The parole boards determine parole applications from prisoners who are serving sentences in excess of three years, all sex offenders and offenders determined to be serious violent offenders. The parole boards also consider a

    Police and Community Safety final report
    In November 2012, the Queensland Government announced a review of the police and community safety portfolio to identify opportunities to improve efficiency, quality, and accessibility to front line services and to recommend ways to eliminate duplication and waste. Former Australian Federal Police Commissioner, Mick Keelty, was appointed review the review team. The final report of the Police and Co

    Review of the Child Protection Offender Prohibition Order Act 2008
    In June 2013 the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) undertook a statutory review of the Child Protection (Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2008 (CPOPO Act) focusing on the first five years of operation of the Act. The review sought to determine how the CPOPO Act had operated in practice between 2008 and 2013, and to what extent the Act had achieved its purpose by providing for the protection of

    Counter-Terrorism and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005 and the Public Safety Preservation Act 1986 provide powers for the Queensland Police Service (QPS) to deal with terrorist incidents occurring in, or affecting Queensland. Since September 2014, nationally, there has been a significant escalation of terrorist related activity with three terrorist acts having been committed and a further six imminent p

    Corrective Services (Parole Board) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    On 9 August 2016, the Premier and Minister for the Arts announced an independent review into the parole system in Queensland following the alleged murder of an elderly Townsville woman by a man on parole following his release from the Townsville Correctional Centre that same day. Mr Walter Sofronoff QC was appointed to conduct the review. On 1 December 2016, Mr Sofronoff delivered his report to t

    Governments response to Private Members Bill - Bail (Domestic Violence) and Another Act Amendment Bill 2017
    The Private Member’s Bill – Bail (Domestic Violence) and Another Act Amendment Bill 2017 (PMB) was introduced on 14 February 2017 by the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Tim Nicholls MP. The PMB proposes amendments to the Bail Act 1980 (Bail Act) to: reverse the presumption for bail; provide for the use of tracking devices for a person released to bail; require notification of bail information to vic

    Appointments to Parole Board Queensland
    On 1 December 2016, the Queensland Parole System Review Report Final Report (review report) was delivered by Mr Sofronoff to Government. The review report made 91 recommendations for complete reform of Queensland’s parole system. The Government accepted the recommendations to establish a new, independent, professional Parole Board. The Premier also announced that Mr Michael Byrne QC will be engage

    Appointments to Parole Board Queensland
    On 1 December 2016, the Queensland Parole System Review Report Final Report (review report) was delivered by Mr Sofronoff to Government. The review report made 91 recommendations for complete reform of Queensland’s parole system. On 16 February 2017, the Premier and Minister for the Arts tabled the review report in the Legislative Assembly along with Government response. The Government accepted

    Queensland Parole System Reform Implementation Progress Report
    The Queensland Parole System Review, led by Mr Walter Sofronoff QC, presented the Queensland Parole System Review (QPSR) Report to the Premier and Minister for the Arts on 1 December 2016. The Report made 91 recommendations for complete reform of Queensland’s parole system. The Queensland Government supported or supported-in-principle 89 of the 91 recommendations and committed funding of $265 mil

    Corrective Services Amendment Bill 2017
    The Corrective Services (No Body, No Parole) Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) provides the framework to require the parole board to refuse to make a parole order for a prisoner convicted of prescribed fatal offences unless the board is satisfied the prisoner has cooperated satisfactorily in the investigation of the offence to identify the location, or the last known location of the remains of the vi

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    12 May, 2016

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