Media statement by Liberal/National Coalition Monday 7 March 2011
NSW LIBS & NATS ANNOUNCE PLAN TO CRACKDOWN ON RE-OFFENDING RATES
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell and Shadow Attorney General Greg Smith SC today announced a comprehensive plan to crackdown on re-offending rates in NSW, including the establishment of a second Drug Court in Sydney.
Mr O'Farrell explained the NSW Liberals & Nationals ambitious plan has the goal of reducing the re-offending rate to below the national average within ten years.
The people of NSW are fed up with a corrective services system which merely acts as a revolving door for offenders as they transition through a life of crime, Mr OFarrell said.
The NSW Liberals & Nationals are determined to treat crime at its source and this is why we have a comprehensive plan with the goal of reducing the rate of re-offending to below the national average within ten years," he said.
"NSW has the worst recidivism rate of any Australian State with more than 40 per cent of prisoners returning to gaol within two years."
A NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will: