Justice Delayed

The 2019 State Budget has some interesting announcements for the state's justice sector. Not all of them are good. A Brand New Prison First and foremost is the $270million over 10 years for the construction of a brand new prison in the state's north. (The first twelve months will be spent in "community consultations" about where the prison will be built. Given the NIMBY factor - "not in my back yard"- this promises to be an uncomfortable political exercise for the government.) The new prison is intended to be a full-operation second prison, including various levels of security and a Women's Prison complex. It is likely that some of the funding for this project will be taken from the existing

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