COVID-19 -versus- Human Rights

18-24 May is Law Week, and this year the Human Rights Act 2019 is in the spotlight. As a correctional agency, Queensland Corrective Services is tasked by the community with the humane containment and supervision of prisoners and offenders. There is a strong expectation that we do our...

ICPA: Australia’s corrections frontline gains global applause

[embed]https://youtu.be/3VKiUfI-yI4[/embed] Australia’s 25,000 corrections staff are being applauded for their work in keeping the community safe, as part of a global campaign to recognise their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and many non-government associations around the globe have come together...

Commissioner podcast: the critical role of QCS officers in DFV prevention

[embed]https://youtu.be/WgSn2vcb2Xc[/embed] [Transcript:] May 1 marks the start of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in Queensland. Domestic and family violence is obviously a significant issue that we deal with on a range of levels at Queensland Corrective Services. There's a clear nexus between domestic and family violence and the...

QCS pays tribute to officers who have served their country

[embed]https://youtu.be/V2sIrpCA78s[/embed] Lest we forget. This ANZAC Day we acknowledge all of our officers who have, or continue to serve their country, and now serve to keep our community safe. Thank you. Special thanks to Deputy Commissioner Community Corrections and Specialist Operations, Paul Stewart and our officers who have...

QCS announces new isolation procedures for prisoners

Queensland Corrective Services is strengthening its efforts to prevent COVID-19 from entering Queensland prisons, with tough new protocols around prisoner receptions and transfers coming into place from Wednesday April 8. Commissioner Peter Martin APM said that the strengthened regimes would see all new receptions and transferred...

Community service workers sew cool neckties for bushfire volunteers

Offenders under the supervision of Queensland Corrective Services are helping fire fighters and volunteers keep cool in bushfire affected areas of New South Wales and on the Sunshine Coast. As part of a community service project, a group of offenders under supervision in the community have...

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