Rapists jailed for just five years

01 Jul 2017 • Weekend Australian, Australia (General News) by Pia Akerman MAXIMUM TERMS RARELY IMPOSED AS DOUBTS EMERGE ON SENTENCING REFORM Rapists are receiving average sentences of just five years in prison, a fraction of the maximum available penalty, with question marks...
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Cops probe MPs’ housing ‘rort’

29 Jun 2017 The Australian, Australia Author: Greg Brown Police have revealed they are formally investigating the former Victorian speaker and deputy for alleged fraud. Telmo Languiller and deputy Don Nardella quit their roles in February after it was found they claimed more than...
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Yarrawonga bucks drug increase trend

28 Jun 2017 • Yarrawonga Chronicle, Yarrawonga VIC (General News) by Fiona Blick Yarrawonga recorded a 72.7% decrease in drug dealing and trafficking, according to the latest Victoria crime statistics, bucking the Moira Shire trend which saw this same offence rise by 85.7%. The...
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Press conference

Press conference: scanners to keep terrorists out of stadiums are good, but the Andrews Government needs to keep terrorists behind bars. So far though, it has failed to put in place the strong laws needed to achieve this. Matthew Guy and the Liberal Nationals have the policies,...
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Vehicle crime major issue

20 Jun 2017 • Progress Leader, Melbourne (General News) by Paula Maud BOROONDARA MP calls for stronger sentencing laws for violent offences THEFT of and from motor vehicles continues to drive Boroondara’s crime figures upwards, according to the area’s acting police...
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Residents raise concerns about rising crime rate at forum held by Malvern state Liberal MP Michael O’Brien

Rebecca Di Nuzzo, Stonnington Leader | June 20, 2017 12:00am A  CALL for youths to be charged and sentenced as adults if they commit serious criminal offences was met with applause at a forum last week. Toorak’s Lynette Stewart made the suggestion at the crime forum held by...
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Crime is Up in the Hawthorn Electorate

Yet again, we’ve seen another significant increase in crime in the Hawthorn electorate. This increase is being driven by violent offending, with violent assaults up over 39% in Camberwell and violent robberies doubling in Hawthorn East and up 36.4% in Hawthorn. With nearby...
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MANDATORY JAIL!

08 Jun 2017 • Golden Plains Miner, Melbourne (General News) LAST Thursday Joshua Morris MP State Member for Western Victoria held a Law and Order forum in Ballarat. Mr Morris called the forum after he received numerous calls from residents with concerns around law and order in...
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Davies calls for harsher penalties

03 Jun 2017 • Ballarat Courier, Ballarat VIC (General News) by Jessica Black VICTIMS of Crime Commissioner Greg Davies has called for more jails and harsher sentences at a Liberal party-led law and order forum in Ballarat on Thursday. The forum, chaired by Western Victorian MP...
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MONKEY BIKE JAIL MOCKERY

31 May 2017 • Herald Sun, Melbourne (General News) by Padraic Murphy And Cassie Zervos A YOUNG hoon on a monkey bike who knocked down a mother of two on a pedestrian crossing in a busy carpark and left her to die could be free in less than four years. The sentence handed out to...
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Mother fights for proper confirmation of son’s life

27 May 2017 • The Saturday Age, Melbourne (General News) by Benjamin Preiss For more than two years, Orietta Surace has been locked in a nightmarish bureaucratic battle over a single word. Her circumstances were already tragic when she contacted the Registry of Births, Deaths and...
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On your terms

26 May 2017 • Herald Sun, Melbourne (General News) by Anthony Galloway Public get a say on jail sentences A NEW council will be established to tell Victorian courts how long criminals should spend in prison for certain offences. In an Australian first, the Andrews Government will...
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