Information for the media
This section contains useful information for journalists. The Communications Service Desk is the first point of contact for all journalist enquiries. The desk operates Monday - Friday between 8.00am and 5.00pm.
Phone: (04) 460 3365
We will do our best to help with after hours questions but it is not always possible to provide information or spokespeople outside of business hours, particularly during weekends or public holidays.
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Corrections’ number of press releases in 2020/21 and for the previous four financial years is below. Over the past few years, our focus has moved from issuing formal press releases to arranging visits to sites for media, providing interviews with staff, and creating and distributing digital content through social media and on our website.
Information we can provide
Corrections can answer queries about the management of custodial sentences and non-custodial sentences and orders imposed by the Courts.Learn more about Information we can provide
Legislation that guides how we respond
Corrections are guided in how we can respond to media enquiries by The Privacy Act 1993, The Official Information Act 1982 and the Coroner's Act 2006.Learn more about Legislation that guides how we respond
Prisoner filming and interviews
If you are interviewing and/or filming prisoners there are certain rules you must abide by.Learn more about Prisoner filming and interviews
Make a request
To film, photograph or interview a prisoner you need to make a request in writing to the National Manager Communications.Learn more about Make a request
Regulations that guide media
A number of regulations guide media coverage within Corrections.Learn more about Regulations that guide media