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 are also conducting public forums and meetings across the state.


Inquiry documents

Sub. number Submitter Document
IRDR-001 Mark Rallings Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-002 Matthew Cox Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-003 Andrew Hurst Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-004 Coen Justice Group Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-005 Civil Liberties Australia Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-006 John Smith Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-007 Dr Kelly Richards Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-008 Griffith University Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-009 Mount Isa Family Support Service & Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-010 Sarah Tucker Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-011 John Byrne Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-013 Anti Discrimination Commission Queensland Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-014 Together Australia Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-015 Margaret Holm Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-016 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (Qld) Ltd Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-017 Keith Hamburger for Knowledge Consulting Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-018 WorkRestart Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-019 Speech Pathology Australia Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-020 Queensland Network and Other Drug Agencies Ltd Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-021 University of Woollongong Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-022 Brisbane Youth Service Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-023 Mick Palmer Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-024 QCOSS Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-025 Paul Bryden Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-026 Shine for Kids Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-027 Prison Fellowship Australia Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-028 Alcohol and Drug Foundation Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-029 PeakCare Queensland Inc Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-030 Institute of Public Affairs Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-031 Parole Board of Queensland Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-032 Griffith Criminology Institute Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-033 Queensland Advocacy Incorporated Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-034 Queensland Family and Child Commission Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-035 Australian Community Support Organisation Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-036 Legal Aid Queensland Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-037 Anonymous Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-038 Mick Lowcock Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-039 Cape York Institute Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-040 Anonymous Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-041 Anonymous Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
IRDR-042 Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
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

 

Participant Transcript Video/audio
Cairns public hearing – 30 April 2019 Link Link
Anne Russell, Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association
Mick Schuele, Cape York Partnerships
Jeff Nelson, Clinical Psychologist
Andrew Beck, Queensland Corrective Services
Shane Duffy, ATSILS
Eddie Pearce, LifeBlood Australia
Brisbane public hearing – 3 May 2019 Link  Link
Karen Walsh, Micah Projects
David Cormack, Prison Fellowship
Paul Mazarolle, Griffith University
Chris Connors, Mt Isa Support and Neighbourhood Centre
Keith Hamburger, Knowledge Consulting
Marissa Dooris, Debbie Kilroy, Sisters Inside
Michelle Denton, University of Queensland
Townsville public hearing – 8 May 2019 Link  Link
Mick Palmer, AO, Harm
Jenni Pack
Wayne Parker, Yinda Youth Program
David Glasgow, Families Responsibilities Commission
Alfred Smallgood
Brisbane public hearing – 10 May 2019 Link Link
Noel Pearson, Cape York Institute
Michael Thomas, Together Queensland
Sarah Tucker, Christian Heritage College
Brett Thompson, Homicide Victims’ Support Group
David White
Tammy Solonec, Amnesty International
Dr Janet Hammill, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research

 

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