Source: (2006) Presented at the 20th International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Over the past decade the Queensland Department of Corrective Services has successfully become a leader in the provision of safe and secure containment through the implementation of new infrastructure and cutting edge technologies. Building on this strong foundation we are now focused on providing better access to meaningful rehabilitation opportunities for all offenders... Despite a perception that community attitudes are becoming more punitive it can be stated that there remains strong community expectations that corrective services should be about rehabilitation as well as punishment. (excerpt)