Still no decision on northern prison

Tasmanian Labor

Successive Liberal Governments
brought only chaos and upheaval to northern Tasmanian communities and families
with Corrections Minister Elise Archer’s incompetent handling of the northern
prison project.

This is an incompetent
Minister who has wasted hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on various
northern prison proposals with still no decision on when the project might be

Embattled Minister Archer’s
only achievement in the past three years has been to cause enormous distress
and division across the community.

Today’s news the Minister has
finally seen sense to walk away from the Westbury prison site will be welcome
news for the community.

But the announcement of a plan
for a plan to consider the Ashley Youth Detention Centre as the preferred site
came with no details about a timeframe or whether the government still intends
to deliver this project.

This Minister has drawn out
and mishandled this project and deeply distressed many across the community
with her terrible handling of the northern prison proposal.

This project is the hallmark of a government that fails to deliver because of its own incompetence.

Jen Butler MP

Labor Member for Lyons

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