Loopholes let violent teens avoid jail time

08 Feb 2018 • The Australian, Australia (General News) by Samantha Hutchinson Tough new laws brought in by the Andrews government to crack down on violent crime and young offenders are being rendered ineffective by loopholes that mean perpetrators are rarely punished in line with...
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A-G defends slow pace of reform to state bail laws

  03 Feb 2018 • Geelong Advertiser, Geelong VIC (General News) VICTORIAN Attorney-General Martin Pakula has defended the implementation of stricter bail laws, saying the Government won’t rush the “extremely complex” changes. The Government has been accused...
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Driver bail ‘is MPs’ fault’

02 Feb 2018 • Herald Sun, Melbourne (General News) by Ryan On A MAGISTRATE has blamed the state government after he was required to release on bail an accused drug driver who allegedly killed a man when his car slammed into the victim’s at over 200kmh. Tomas Targownik,...
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Oxfam distances itself from activist employee

31 Jan 2018 • The Australian, Australia (General News) by Richard Ferguson A major charity that employs Aboriginal activist Dtarneen OnusWilliams distanced itself from their paid employee yesterday following her incendiary comments on Australia Day. Ms Onus-Williams has already...
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Longer cases add to court costs blowout

  26 Jan 2018 • The Australian, Australia (General News) by Samantha Hutchinson STATE OF DISORDER Running costs in the Victorian Supreme Court blew out to nearly triple the national average over the past year as its criminal division handled longer and more complex trials....
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Coalition pledges mobile CCTV vans

25 Jan 2018 • Surf Coast Times, Surf Coast (General News) THE state Coalition is continuing to push its lawand-order message ahead of this year’s election, pledging $3.6 million for Victoria Police to set up a mobile CCTV surveillance unit. Making the announcement last...
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Press conference:Serving time for every crime

Press conference: With Matthew Guy announcing the Liberal Nationals policy to ensure that offenders committing violent crimes while on bail or parole do not avoid additional jail time for those offences because of a concurrent sentence. “Serving time for every crime”.
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Press conference: mandatory sentences to stop repeat violent offenders

Press conference: A Guy Liberal Nationals Government will introduce hefty mandatory sentences to stop repeat violent offenders who viciously attack our police officers and other 1st responders from walking free with only a slap on the wrist.
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Press Conference: Launch of makevictoriasafe.org.au petition

Press conference: After a terrible period of gang violence in Victoria, the Andrews Labor Government needs to come back from holiday to deal with one of our worst law and order crises. That’s why we’ve launched the makevictoriasafe.org.au petition. Please support!
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GANGS FLOURISH WHEN JUSTICE SYSTEM HOBBLED

08 Jan 2018 • The Australian, Australia (General News) by John Pesutto This youth crime spree stems from a rejection of valuable reforms No one across Australia should think for a moment that Victoria’s gang crisis happened by chance. There are clear reasons why Victoria,...
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Bailing youth ‘an insult to police’

05 Jan 2018 • Sunraysia Daily, Mildura VIC (General News) Union condemns decision on assault accused MELBOURNE: Victoria Police members are “shaking their heads in disbelief” after a youth who kicked a policeman in the head was freed on bail, the police union says. A...
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Why ‘cop kick’ teen was freed on bail

05 Jan 2018 • Age, Melbourne (General News) by Melissa Cunningham Adam Cooper A barrage of attacks from state government figures compelled the Children’s Court to take the extraordinary step of releasing an audio transcript detailing the reasons why a teenager accused of...
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