Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Call for crime council applicants

The Queensland Government is calling for applicants to form the new Independent Ministerial Advisory Council (IMAC) that will examine crime related issues and make recommendations on justice system reform and victim support.

Victims of crime, representatives from the legal sector and peak advocacy bodies, First Nations representatives and expert practitioners are encouraged to apply.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Yvette D’Ath said the Government was committed to the safety of Queenslanders and ensuring the needs of victims are front and centre.

“The new independent council will play an integral role in shaping the government’s response to crime and support for victims,” she said.

“The IMAC will draw members from across the State and a diverse range of backgrounds.

“We know that hearing from experts and people with lived experience is the best way to achieve effective change.”

The Minister said IMAC will have the capacity to provide advice about all elements of criminal justice reform and will have regular opportunities to meet directly with relevant ministers and the Premier.

“The Council will have direct access to the relevant ministers and their senior officials through the Justice Reform Committee,” she said.

It will be supported by a new, permanent Justice Reform Office which has been tasked with the reform of the criminal justice system.

Application will be open until 5pm 20 October 2023. For more information on how to apply visit: www.justice.qld.gov.au/imac.

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