Sunday 16 June 2024

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Minns makes commitments to prison officers

Minns makes commitments to prison officers

Premier talks about post-privatisation world of incarceration in NSW.

Premier Chris Minns visited PSA House to talk to Officers at the regular Delegates to Management meeting, which gives the union direct access to decision makers at Corrective Services NSW.

The announcement that Junee Correctional Centre was to be run by the state from 2025 still fresh in the PSA’s mind, Mr Minns received a favourable reaction from attendees, who were keen to hear if the moves would also see Parklea back in state control once its contract was up for renewal.

The Premier spoke about his government’s commitment to winding back the privatisation of gaols, a policy that had been introduced by his own party.

“A change of government has not only seen the end of private gaols, it has meant we have a Premier willing to come to PSA House and address the Prison Officers Vocational Branch [POVB] in person,” said POVB Chair Jason Charlton. “We look forward to a positive relationship in the future with this administration.”

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