Daniel Andrews baulks at leadership on sentencing

The Sentencing Advisory Council’s A Sentencing Guidelines Council for Victoria: Issues Paper, released today, is more proof that Daniel Andrews wants soft on crime academics and bureaucrats to decide sentencing policy. Victorians deserve a government that is prepared to put...
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Bail remains broken under Daniel Andrews

If reports today that the person alleged to have rammed a police vehicle on Bourke Street yesterday are correct, they are another damning indictment on the bail system Daniel Andrews has failed to fix. Ten months after the Bourke St tragedy, Daniel Andrews’ promise to fix bail is...
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This morning’s traffic chaos shows need for move-on laws

The protest this morning on Spring Street which has thrown Melbourne’s peak hour traffic into chaos shows the absurdity of Daniel Andrews’ decision to abolish the move-on laws. By abolishing the move-on laws, Daniel Andrews has given a green light to protestors to inconvenience...
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Victoria needs a tougher system for prosecutions

Victorians are witnessing too many instances of plea bargains in our criminal justice system that see violent criminals get off lightly for horrific crimes. Cases that start off with serious charges too often get whittled down after private talks between prosecutors and defence...
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High Court decision highlights Daniel Andrews’ failure to fix sentencing

Today’s High Court decision shows Daniel Andrews has failed to address our broken sentencing system. The unanimous decision of the High Court today to allow the appeal of the Director of Public Prosecutions against a sentence of only three and a half years for an act of incest...
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One punch minimum sentencing laws are being ignored

The latest example of prosecutors revoking a notice of intention to seek the 10-year minimum sentence for cowardly one punch attacks is further evidence that our justice system is out of touch. Under Daniel Andrews, our justice system is not responding to the community’s strong...
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Bail breaching out of control under Andrews Labor Government

  According to a new report released today by the Sentencing Advisory Council, breaches of bail and sentencing have skyrocketed to unprecedented levels under Daniel Andrews. Since the election of the Andrews Government, the number of offences related to criminal breaches of...
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Daniel Andrews’ partisan appointment seriously threatens Victoria’s court system

  Today’s announcement that Daniel Andrews has appointed the partisan lawyer Rodney Higgins, to the Magistrates Court is simply Labor jobs for Labor mates. Mr Higgins was the failed former Labor candidate for Shepparton at the 2014 state election and the failed Labor...
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Here we go again – Daniel Andrews treats prisoners better than he treats the community

Daniel Andrews is at it again – treating prisoners better than he treats the Victorian community. The Andrews Labor Government has brought in laws to wipe all the outstanding fines of prisoners whereas other Victorians will have to continue to pay their fines in full. This...
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ABS data shows Victoria is the crime capital of Australia

Data released by the ABS today shows Victoria is the undisputed crime capital of Australia. While other states are seeing decreases in crime, Victoria is clearly in the grip of a crime tsunami with sexual assaults, home invasions and car jackings all on the rise. Despite having a...
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Daniel Andrews leaves public gatherings vulnerable

  After abolishing move-on laws in 2015, Daniel Andrews is dragging his feet on measures he promised earlier this year to give police some additional powers to manage violent protests. The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Public Order) Bill 2017 has been sitting in the Upper...
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Daniel Andrews: fighting terrorism with more reviews

  We need action and tougher laws to fight terrorism not another review. Daniel Andrews promises in press releases major changes but only delivers minor reforms that don’t go far enough. We need a Premier who can deliver major reforms not just media spin. Had Daniel Andrews...
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