by General Manager, Jon Francis-Jones

Townsville Correctional Complex celebrated NAIDOC Week across several days. Guests included Townsville District Probation and Parole Office staff, Mackay Justice Group, Townsville Justice Group, Palm Island Justice Group, Adult Guardians Office, Sisters Inside, Family Support Network, Ferdy’s Haven Rehabilitation Centre Palm Island staff, and Bindal Sharks Leadership Program Staff.

Aboriginal story telling from Darran Butler and entertainment from Mackay Elder, Jeff Timor and Aunty Milliana from the Deadly Aunties was held at Townsville Male Correctional Centre.

General Manager, Jon Francis-Jones opened a new traditional garden at the male farm. The garden has been established by Russell Stanford, who has further plans to include more plants traditionally used for food and medicine.

Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre hosted an artwork display and traditional performances for guests.