Strengthening Canberra’s justice system


Strengthening Canberra’s justice system

The ACT Government is delivering a stronger justice system to maintain the safety and security of our community through the 2018 Budget.

We will focus on providing better access to justice and supporting victims of crime through the National Redress Scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse. We will also invest in programs and services that help reduce re-offending and create alternative pathways for the resolution of justice matters.

Faster access to justice

The ACT Government is investing in justice services to ensure our courts can continue to operate effectively and efficiently while protecting people’s rights. This will include:

Supporting victims of crime

Like most of Australia, our community has been shocked and saddened by the stories told during the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. We have supported the Commission’s recommendation to provide better support for the victims of these crimes and will deliver this in the Budget through:

Reducing reoffending by 25 percent by 2025

The 2018 Budget delivers more rehabilitative opportunities and investment in alternative pathways to prison, including:

The 2018 Budget is stepping up our investment to maintain fast and effective justice services for our growing city.


Media contact: Alexandra Craig     0466 024 520     alexandra.craig@act.gov.au