Ms FORREST (Murchison ) - Mr President, the addition of alternative sentencing options outside the prison setting are preferable, regardless of what else you do. There has been lots of discussion about whether we should remove the option for suspended sentences as well as introduce other options. That is definitely a backward step and until you introduce other options and see how they fit into the current options a court has in determining a sentence for someone, we do not know whether they are necessary or not.
Ms FORREST (Murchison ) - Mr President, I say from the outset I can see both sides of this debate. When the proposed takeover was first mooted by the Treasurer with a view to making TasWater mark 2 a GBE, I publicly stated I had some sympathy for the suggestion.