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Parliamentary Research Brief – How Sensible Criminal Justice Reform Would Help Solve Over-incarceration And Worker Shortages

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27 March 2023

Our latest research brief discusses Australia’s alarming incarceration rate and nationwide worker shortages. IPA research has found that over-incarceration and worker shortages could be addressed by adopting sensible criminal justice reform.

If the proposed offender employment program was adopted for low-risk non-violent offenders, government budgets could be improved by $2 billion every year through reduced prison costs and increased income tax revenues, without compromising community safety.

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Morgan Begg

Morgan Begg is the Director, Research at the Institute of Public Affairs

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