Royal Commission into the treatment and rehabilitation of people in prison in Australia.

Royal Commission into the treatment and rehabilitation of people in prison in Australia.

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Kirby Brownlow started this petition to Federal Government (Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash - Federal Attorney-General) and

TO THE PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA:

THIS PETITION CALLS FOR A ROYAL COMMISSION INTO PRISON CORRUPTION, MALADMINISTRATION AND LACK OF REHABILITATION PROGRAMS IN AUSTRALIAN PRISONS.

For far too long the corrupt, improper and illegal actions of correctional services officers, senior correctional services department executives and even junior staffers in correctional services departments around the country have been allowed to flourish.

We need a Royal Commission to clean the prisons from corruption, maladministration and a lack of effective rehabilitation programs which due to the fact they aren't implemented results in a reduction in community safety.

This petition advocates for a Royal Commission into the corruption, maladministration and lack of rehabilitation programs that are effective in ALL state and territory correctional services departments.

A Royal Commission has considerable powers, generally greater even than those of a judge.

These powers include subpoenaing witnesses, taking evidence under oath and requesting documents.

The commission itself would be created by the head of state (the sovereign in the form of a governor-general or governor) on the advice of the government and formally appointed by letters patent.

In practice—unlike lesser forms of inquiry—once a commission has started the government cannot stop it.

For too long the collective budgets of all correctional services departments in Australia have failed to bring the rate of re-offending to satisfactory levels. 

Our communities deserve better.

The time for change is now. 



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