Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Additional Funding Needed to Support Success at Parklea: CPSU NSW

Additional Funding Needed to Support Success at Parklea – CPSU NSW

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU NSW) has written to the NSW Inspector of Corrective Services (ICS), following a meeting with our local representatives.

The CPSU NSW believes many of the current operational challenges at Parklea were apparent during GEO’s tenure and were not appropriately addressed by the Department of Corrective Services when the agency negotiated new contractual arrangements with MTC-Broadspectrum.

In our correspondence to the ICS we note a range of issues that were either present or reasonably foreseeable prior to the transition between GEO and MTC-Broadspectrum. Click HERE for a link to our letter.

While we believe the current problems confronting the centre are fixable, all require funding and a genuine commitment from the NSW Government to achieve a best practice outcome.

We hope ICS gives careful consideration to the simple suggestions in our submission when the agency reports to government.

Contact us for further information.

CPSU NSW Delegates at Parklea:

Brian Kirk

Mark Ward

Tiarna Holz

Or one of our staff at the Member Support Centre on 1300 772 679 or via email or

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