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Alarming Ashley allegations could spark complete rethink of Tasmanian justice system, says Prisoners' Legal Service Chair


Human Services Minister Roger Jaensch yesterday confirmed that three staff members at the Ashley Youth Detention Centre have been stood down following hundreds of misconduct allegations.

Tasmania Police is investigating the allegations and the State Government is conducting an independent investigation of its own.

Listen as Greg Barns, Chair of the Prisoners' Legal Service, joins Aaron Stevens to discuss the allegations, stating the centre should have been closed a long time ago.

Hetty Johnston, Founder of Bravehearts, speaks about what a letdown this is for Tasmanian children.

Sebastian Buscemi, a Solicitor at Odin Lawyers who is representing many of the victims, joins Aaron to discuss the situation, claiming he expects more victims to come forward.

And, Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck weighs in, voicing his confidence in the Government to take the correct action.

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