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...

Arthur Gorrie General Manager position advertised

Applications are open for the General Manager of the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, to lead operations on completion of its transition to QCS operation as part of Operation Certitude. From July 1 2020, Arthur Gorrie will operate under a QCS model, and the agency is seeking a...

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...

Email and EFT transfers introduced into Queensland prisons

  Prisoners across Queensland can now receive email from friends and family, and electronic funds transferred into their accounts, fulfilling a significant recommendation of Taskforce Flaxton. Email increases the security of prisons by reducing the opportunity for the introduction of contraband through physical mail and provides...

Largest ever graduation boosts Capricornia Correctional Centre

The first Queensland Corrective Services graduation of the year saw a record 37 new officers joining the ranks at Capricornia Correctional Centre on Friday. It was the largest ever graduation of Custodial Correctional Officers in Rockhampton. Deputy Commissioner Koulouris congratulated the graduates on successfully completing the entry...

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