Tolley to study Aussie reoffending regimes
Tue, 03 Jul 2012 10:40a.m.
Corrections Minister Anne Tolley leaves for Australia today looking for tips on ways to reduce reoffending.
She'll be talking to corrections ministers in Queensland and South Australia and visiting prisons and offender reintegration facilities.
Mrs Tolley will also look at Australian prisoner employment programmes.
The Government's target is a 25 percent reduction in reoffending by 2017.
"Australia faces similar issues and we can always learn different approaches from other jurisdictions," she said.
"We will also spend some time researching the rehabilitation of the indigenous prison population, which is a particular focus in Australia."
Mrs Tolley will be in Australia until Saturday.
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4/07/2012 5:58:26 a.m.
Just wishing. Goodbye Tolley and please take keys and collins and english with you. Im sure nzers would pay the airfares. Perhaps you could run the nz expats that live over there. Oh if only dreams could come true
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