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Labor refuse to support victims

Elise Archer, Minister for Corrections

Labor today attempted to move amendments that would allow prisoners to continue to be released from prison three months earlier than the Court ordered.

Once again, Labor have shown callous disregard for victims of crime. If a Court hands down a sentence, then the time should be served and our Bill will ensure that’s the case.

The Labor Party continue to let down Tasmanians by refusing to stand up for victims of crime and support our plan to scrap remissions. Labor’s position means Tasmania will be the only state in Australia that still lets prisoners out of prison early under remission.

The Hodgman Liberal Government will continue to stand up for the community on this and ensure we improve the safety of all Tasmanians, particularly victims and our most vulnerable.

When the Bill gets to the Legislative Council it’s time Labor does the same.