Banning smoking in Australia’s jails is a tough call, but worth trying

By David Biles
Updated April 23 2018 - 8:18pm, first published September 3 2014 - 7:06pm

We have recently learned that NSW plans to end smoking in all of its jails by this time next year to bring it into line with Queensland and the NT. Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania are also expected to make similar announcements in the near future. No official statement on this subject has yet been made for Western Australia, but the ACT government has confirmed that its plans for a similar ban are "progressing" even though a final decision has not been made.