Category: Minister for Corrections

Ararat Community To Have A Voice In New Secure Facility

The Community Advisory Group set up to oversee community consultation for a new secure facility in Ararat will meet for the first time tonight. The group will be chaired by former Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Bill Jones and includes current Mayor, Paul Hooper, local residents and business owners, as well as senior members of […]

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More Support For Aboriginal Prisoners

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting programs that strengthen Aboriginal prisoners’ cultural connections and reduce recidivism through grants worth almost $2.5 million. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney announced the Kaka Wangity, Wangin-Mirrie Aboriginal cultural program grant recipients at the Aboriginal Justice Forum in Geelong tonight. The organisations delivering the culturally focused programs in prisons and […]

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New Secure Facility To Keep Victoria Safe

The Andrews Labor Government will build a 20-bed secure facility to house Victoria’s most serious adult offenders with Ararat announced as the preferred location. The facility, to be located next to Hopkins Correctional Centre, will accommodate sex offenders and violent offenders who are not yet suitable to be released into the community after they complete […]

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Building A Stronger Community Corrections System

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the findings of the Victorian Auditor-General Office (VAGO) report, Managing Community Correction Orders, tabled in the Victorian Parliament today. Of the 12 recommendations relevant to Corrections, 11 are already in the process of being implemented thanks to the Labor Government’s record $320 million investment in Community Correctional Services (CCS) […]

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Restoring Order To Youth Justice

The Andrews Labor Government is deploying prison officers to restore order in youth justice facilities. Around 40 additional staff from Corrections Victoria – including highly trained response teams, senior management staff and extra prison officers – will run the Malmsbury and Parkville Youth Justice facilities. Staff will operate under the Children, Youth and Families Act […]

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Stronger Community Corrections System To Keep Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government’s new Community Corrections Services (CCS) changes will help make the community safer by focusing on people with the greatest risk of turning to crime, or those who have committed violent crimes in the past. Commencing today, the new reforms will see offenders subjected to more intensive case management, and having access […]

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New Beds Set To Open At Women’s Prison

The major expansion of Victoria’s only maximum-security women’s prison has reached a critical new milestone with 120 new beds set to open at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney visited DPFC this morning to look at the three new accommodation units which mark the completion of the first stage of works. […]

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Parole Reforms To Put Victims First And Protect Police

The Andrews Labor Government has passed legislation that ensures anyone who murders a police officer and those who don’t reveal the location of their victim’s body will not be released on parole. The changes to the Corrections Act 1986 will ensure those people who kill police officers, either on duty or in connection with their […]

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Putting The Families Of Victims First

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce new legislation to ensure anyone who doesn’t reveal the location of their victim’s body will never get parole. The changes to the Corrections Act 1986 create a presumption against parole when a person is convicted of taking a person’s life and does not assist in locating the body. […]

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New Laws To Keep Police Killers Behind Bars

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce new legislation to ensure that any person who murders a police officer is not released on parole. The changes to the Corrections Act 1986 will ensure those people who kill police officers, either on duty or in connection with their role, serve their full sentence in prison. As […]

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