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NSW Prepares for ‘Jail Boom’
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Wednesday February 22 2017

NSW Prepares for ‘Jail Boom’

With NSW prisons bursting at the seams, the state government will "rapid-build" a 400-inmate high-security jail at the Wellington Correctional Centre, with the facility to open...

Record Numbers for NSW Prisoners Requires Housing Rethink
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Tuesday January 31 2017

Record Numbers for NSW Prisoners Requires Housing Rethink

NSW prisons are packed to the rafters, prompting a warning that things are only to get worse.

NSW Minister Axes Site for New Mega Jail
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Wednesday December 7 2016

NSW Minister Axes Site for New Mega Jail

A controversial plan to build Australia's largest jail in Sydney's southwest has been axed.

Health and Safety Penalties for Workplace Injuries: UK vs Australia
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Wednesday November 16 2016

Health and Safety Penalties for Workplace Injuries: UK vs Australia

When a worker was killed on a building site in the UK, the company was fined £2.6 million early this year under tough new UK laws,...

Can Good Prison Design Improve Rehabilitation Prospects?
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Tuesday November 8 2016

Can Good Prison Design Improve Rehabilitation Prospects?

When most Australians think of a prison environment, the Intensive Learning Centre facility in the medium security Mid North Coast Centre at Kempsey is not what...

Construction Boss Jailed Over Molotov Attacks
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Tuesday February 23 2016

Construction Boss Jailed Over Molotov Attacks

A Sydney construction company boss targeted customers in a three-month "extreme course of threatening and violent behaviour" to discourage them from taking legal action over his...

Shipping Containers Boost Capacity of Victoria Prisons
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Wednesday April 9 2014

Shipping Containers Boost Capacity of Victoria Prisons

The Victorian government has announced another 27 units will be installed by August at two correctional facilities near Geelong, a gain of 81 medium-security beds.

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Jan 31 2018
New Prison to Open in NSW Hunter Region

A new 400-bed prison set to open in the NSW Hunter region to help ease pressure on the state's overcrowded corrections system has been described by...

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Jan 23 2018
Tasmania Govt Announces $340m Prison Investment

The Tasmanian government will spend $340 million to build new prison facilities in the state's north and south if re-elected, the premier has promised.

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