Why is Corrective Services changing?
Queensland Corrective Services' (QCS) current business model dates back to recommendations from two reports produced by the Kennedy Commission of Review in 1988 - the Interim Report (May 1988) and the Final Report (August 1988).
A key recommendation from the Final Report resulted in the establishment in December 1988 of the Queensland Corrective Services Commission (QCSC).
Several changes were made to the QCSC business model during the next 10 years until the 1999 report Corrections in the Balance recommended a return to a conventional departmental structure, the retention of a purchaser/provider model, and the discontinuation of corporatisation.
The current business model and organisational structure are essentially those put in place following Corrections in the Balance, although there have been minor adjustments to the organisational structure.
The emergence of new issues and challenges for the Department, the evolution of Government priorities and community expectations and the need to maintain healthy departmental governance, made the review of the current business model imperative.