The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to rehabilitation for offenders and today’s Corrections Day is an opportunity to highlight the important work of our staff throughout Tasmania’s corrections system.

I am highly appreciative of the work undertaken by staff within Tasmania’s corrections system.

Tasmania Prison Service staff as well as those in Community Corrections work hard every day to rehabilitate offenders, helping them get their lives back on track so that they can become productive, law-abiding members of our community society who no longer pose a threat.

Corrections Day, an initiative of the Corrective Services Administrators’ Council, is designed to recognise this challenging yet very rewarding work.

It is being celebrated today with events at various correctional facilities for Community Corrections staff as well as those in the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS).

Long Service Medals, National Medals and Director of Prisons Awards are being presented at these events to members of staff.

I congratulate those that are being recognised today and thank all staff for their dedication, commitment and service to Tasmania.

I also welcome the many staff who have recently joined our corrections system, including 38 new Correctional Officer recruits who begin training this month.

Elise Archer, Minister for Corrections