Category: Minister for Corrections

More Corrections Staff To Keep The Community Safe

The Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in community corrections is helping to keep Victorians safe with more staff added to the ranks. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney joined 38 new Advanced Case Managers at their graduation ceremony today – meaning there are now more than 900 Community Correctional Services (CCS) staff in Victoria. Today’s graduates […]

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Site Works Start On New Secure Facility In Ararat

Site preparation works have begun on a new secure facility that will house serious sex and violent offenders to keep the community safe. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney visited Ararat today to inspect the site of the 20-bed residential facility that will be built next to Hopkins Correctional Centre. The facility will house offenders subject […]

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New Detention Facility To Keep The Community Safe

The Andrews Labor Government will build a post-sentence detention unit at Barwon Prison to keep the community safe. The 10-bed unit will house the state’s most serious violent offenders who are deemed unsuitable to live in the community after their prison sentence has finished. The facility, funded as part of a record $308 million investment […]

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Prisons Now No Go Zones For Drones

The Andrews Labor Government is banning drones from flying near prisons and youth justice precincts. The changes to the Corrections Act 1986 to be introduced into Parliament today will make it an offence to intentionally or recklessly operate a drone at or near a prison or youth justice precinct. The new restrictions mean it is […]

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Keeping Victorians safe from serious offenders

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping Victorians safe with a record investment designed to monitor Victoria’s most serious offenders more closely and securely than ever before. The $308 million investment in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 will implement the recommendations of the Harper Review, commissioned after the tragic death of 17-year-old Masa Vukotic. We promised we would […]

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Keeping Victorians Safe From Serious Offenders

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping Victorians safe with a record investment designed to monitor Victoria’s most serious offenders more closely and securely than ever before. The $308 million investment in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 will implement the recommendations of the Harper Review, commissioned after the tragic death of 17-year-old Masa Vukotic. We promised we […]

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Understanding Reoffending To Improve Community Safety

An expert consortium conducting world-leading research into serious violent and sexual offending has been set up in Melbourne, thanks to $1.6 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney today officially opened the Catalyst Consortium at Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn. Forensic psychologists Professor James Ogloff AM, Director of the centre, […]

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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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