Inquiry into children affected by parental incarceration

Hearings and Transcripts

Information on the Committee's public hearing schedule for this inquiry will be posted here as it becomes available.  Corrected transcripts of these hearings will also be published here when finalised by the Committee. 

Monday, 9 May 2022
Meeting room G.6, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne and via Zoom 
Time Witness Transcript
9.30am OARS Community Transitions (South Australia)
Leigh Garrett,Chief Executive Officer
pdfTranscript200.23 KB
11.00am Prison Fellowship Australia
Glen Fairweather, General Manager
Richard Boonstra, Victorian State Manager
Holly Nicholls
Clarisa Allen
pdfTranscript208.59 KB
1.00pm Sombody's Daughter Theatre Company
Maud Clark AM, Chief Executive Officer
pdfTranscript174.42 KB
1.45pm Friends of Castlemaine Library (FOCAL)
Denise Jepson, President
Lisa D'Onofrio, Prison Program Facilitator
pdfTranscript179.48 KB

Community Restorative Centre (New South Wales)
Alison Churchill, Chief Executive Officer
Marisa Moliterno, Program Manager, The Miranda Project

pdfTranscript194.26 KB
pdfPresentation653.71 KB
pdfResponse to QON150.43 KB

3.15pm Melinda Walker, Criminal Lawyer pdfTranscript167.98 KB
4.00pm Corrections Victoria
Larissa Strong, Commissioner

pdfTranscript209.12 KB
pdfPresentation1.64 MB
pdfResponse to QON263.14 KB


Thursday, 31 March 2022
Meeting rooms G.1 & G.2, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne and via Zoom
Time Witness  Transcript
9.00 am

Families Outside
Professor Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, International Coalition for Children with Incarcerated Parents

pdfTranscript201.59 KB
10.00 am

SHINE for Kids
Julie Hourigan Ruse, Chief Executive Officer
April Long, National Operations Manager
Moana Wati, Victorian State Manager

pdfTranscript242.19 KB
pdfResponse to QON736.84 KB

11.00 am

Department of Social Work, Monash University
Dr Catherine Flynn, Senior Lecturer, Director Higher Degree Research Program, Deputy Head of Department

pdfTranscript214.32 KB
pdfResponse to QON145.73 KB

12.00 pm

Flat Out Inc.
Karen Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer
Rachael Hambleton, Member of the Flat Out Board
Rei Alphonso, Family Violence Justice Project Coordinator
Kasey Elmore, Manager and Operations & Strategic Advocacy

pdfTranscript248.88 KB
pdfResponse to QON1.31 MB
pdfSupporting document 1594.96 KB
pdfSupporting document 21.59 MB

1.00 pm

Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (VACRO)
Marius Smith, Chief Executive Officer
Melanie Field-Pimm, Development Manager
Romy Same, Parents and Family Counsellor

pdfTranscript225.03 KB

Wednesday, 30 March 2022
via Zoom
Time  Witness Transcript
10.00 am Kinship Carers Victoria and Grandparents Victoria
Anne McLeish OAM, Director
pdfTranscript196.47 KB
11.15 am

University of Technology Sydney
Professor Thalia Anthony, Professor of Law

pdfTranscript199.94 KB
pdfResponse to QON179.35 KB

1.00 pm

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)
Adjunct Professor Aunty Muriel Bamblett AO, Chief Executive Officer

pdfTranscript205.46 KB
2.00 pm

Transforming Corrections to Transform Lives, Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University
Professor Susan Dennison, Director

pdfTranscript216.64 KB
pdfResponse to QON129.06 KB

3.00 pm

Children Affected by Parental Offending (CAPO) Steering Group
Norm Reed, Executive Officer, Onesimus Foundation
Stacey Milbourne, Doorways Manager - Tasmania, Salvation Army Australia Territory
Teresa Pockett, Student Support Leader, Learning Services, Department of Education
Julie Bunyard, former Family Consultant, Tasmania Prison Service

pdfTranscript221.05 KB


Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2022