Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism

The Queensland Government has 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 Issues paper for this inquiry is now available.


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The inquiry will examine:

  • trends in imprisonment and recidivism rates and the causal factors behind those trends, including those for young people, women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • the benefits and costs of imprisonment
  • options to reduce imprisonment and recidivism and improve community outcomes.

Individuals, businesses or organisations interested in this inquiry are encouraged to make a contribution.

There will be opportunities to participate at all stages of the inquiry, with two rounds of formal consultation.

Your first opportunity to participate is by making a written submission to the Inquiry. Later, you may participate in meetings and roundtables, as well as make further submissions in response to the Draft Report.

An Issues Paper has been released to facilitate submissions.


Inquiry documents

Submitter Document
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Amnesty International Australia Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
APS College of Forensic Psychologists Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Anonymous Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Bravehearts Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Balanced Justice Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Cape York Partnership Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Change the Record Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Charles Sturt University The Centre for Law and Justice Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
David White Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Family Responsibilities Commission Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Dr Ian Elliott Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Institute of Public Affairs Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Dr Jane Garner Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Jenni Pack Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Knowledge Consulting Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Lifeblood Australia Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Monash University Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
PricewaterhouseCoopers Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Prison Fellowship Australia Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Queensland Alliance for Mental Health Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Queensland Council of Social Service Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Queensland Family and Child Commission Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Queensland Government Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Queensland Homicide Victims' Support Group Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Queensland Mental Health Commission Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (QNADA) Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
QUT Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
QUT Faculty of Law, School of Justice Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Serco Justice Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Sisters Inside Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
The Bar Association Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Together Union Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
University of Qld School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
University of Qld School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
University of Qld School of Social Science Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Women's Legal Service Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Your Town Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism submission - Download
Youth Advocacy Centre 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

26 October 2018
4

Draft Report

February 2019
5

Further public consultation

February 2019
6

Final Report

August 2019