Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism

In September 2018, the Queensland Government asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry to determine how government resources and policies may be best used to reduce imprisonment and recidivism to improve outcomes for the community.

The Commission's draft report for this inquiry is now available.


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The draft report provides the Commission’s preliminary analysis, key findings and the draft recommendations.

Individuals, businesses and organisations interested in this inquiry are encouraged to make a submission on the draft report. Submissions are due by 17 April 2019.

We will also be conducting meetings or public forums across the state. To be kept informed, please subscribe to QPC updates.


Inquiry documents

Sub. number Submitter Document
IRIP-001 Balanced Justice Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-002 QUT Faculty of Law, School of Justice Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-003 QUT Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-004 University of Qld School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-005 Monash University Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-006 Cape York Partnership Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-007 University of Qld School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-009 Lifeblood Australia Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-010 Charles Sturt University The Centre for Law and Justice Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-011 Institute of Public Affairs Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-013 PricewaterhouseCoopers Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-014 Keith Hamburger AM, Knowledge Consulting Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-015 Your Town Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-016 Queensland Advocacy Incorporated Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-017 Women's Legal Service Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-018 Queensland Homicide Victims' Support Group Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-019 Serco Justice Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-020 Queensland Council of Social Service Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-021 Queensland Alliance for Mental Health Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-022 Prison Fellowship Australia Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-023 Family Responsibilities Commission Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-024 Jenni Pack Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-025 University of Qld School of Social Science Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-026 Anonymous Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-027 APS College of Forensic Psychologists Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-028 David White Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-029 Together Union Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-030 Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (QNADA) Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-031 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-032 Dr Jane Garner Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-033 Dr Ian Elliott Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-034 Youth Advocacy Centre Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-035 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-036 Queensland Family and Child Commission Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-037 Amnesty International Australia Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-038 Queensland Mental Health Commission Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-039 Sisters Inside Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-040 Bravehearts Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-041 Change the Record Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-042 The Bar Association Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRIP-043 Queensland Government Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download

Timelines and key dates

1

Initial public consultation

September 2018
2

Issues paper

September 2018
3

Submissions due (Issues paper)

26 October 2018
4

Draft report

1 February 2019
5

Further public consultation

February 2019
6

Submissions due (Draft report)

17 April 2019
7

Final report

1 August 2019