Corrective Services

YOUNG OFFENDERS ACT — REVIEW

1370. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:

I refer to the minister’s answer to my question on notice 1972 on the review of the Young Offenders Act 1994.

(1)  Has a review now been undertaken?

(2)  If no to (1), why not?

(3)  If yes to (1), will the minister please table a copy?

(4)  If no to (3), why not?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

Lack of action from Government to reform youth justice disappointing: Greens

Greens spokesperson for Corrective Services Hon Alison Xamon MLC has criticised the Government for its failure to act to reform the state’s broken youth justice system – close to three years after its election promise to make drastic changes.

Speaking in Parliament last night, Hon Xamon said the Government had backpedalled on its assurances early in its term that it would update the Young Offenders Act.

She said answers to her questions seeking updates on the review of the legislation, kept changing.

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