$700m maximum security men’s prison on the drawing board for Lara

25 Apr 2018 • Age, Melbourne (General News) by Adam Carey A maximum security men’s prison with 700 beds will be built in Lara, at a cost of almost $700 million, as Victoria’s prison population grows to record levels. The Andrews government will commit $689.5 million...
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Libs seek mandatory sentences

25 Apr 2018 • Herald Sun, Melbourne (General News) by Matt Johnston And Monique Hore MANDATORY minimum jail terms for Victoria’s worst criminals would boost public confidence in the justice system more than new sentencing guidelines, the state Opposition says. Shadow...
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Press conference

Press conference: Victorians now have a clear choice between a soft and dysfunctional sentencing mess under Daniel Andrews, or strong mandatory minimum sentencing laws under Matthew Guy and the Liberal Nationals.
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Vic Govt House armed man faces charges

NineNews 4:49pm Apr 24, 2018 A man allegedly armed with a box cutter in the grounds of Victoria’s Government House may have had plans to steal from the lavish building. Security found the intruder allegedly carrying the retractable knife about 3am on Tuesday, with police...
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Punish them

19 Apr 2018 • Berwick News, Melbourne (General News) by Cam Lucadou-Wells Even critics say proposed mandatory sentencing for aggravated car jackers and home invaders will play out favourably in the electorate. As part of the State Government’s new $115 million law-and-order...
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Press conference: Daniel Andrews’ Firearm Protection Orders

Press conference: Daniel Andrews’ Firearm Protection Orders won’t make up for his weakening of anti-gang laws in 2015 (just like he did with bail, sentencing, policing!). Victoria now faces another law and order crisis: this time it’s bikie gangs at war. Much...
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Magistrates given time off for counselling

02 Apr 2018 • Age, Melbourne (General News) by Noel Towell Adam Cooper Victorian magistrates are to be given four days off work each year to seek counselling as their boss appeals to the state government for more resources to help courts cope with the strain of their caseloads....
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Labor rorts: auditor urged to act

24 Mar 2018 • Weekend Australian, Australia (General News) by John Ferguson The Victorian Auditor-General has been asked to investigate the full legal costs of Labor fighting the Ombudsman’s investigation into a rorts-for-votes scandal. While the government yesterday put...
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No action on Labor MP rorts

22 Mar 2018 • Age, Melbourne (General News) by Benjamin Preiss Adam Carey Noel Towell DAMNING REPORT State Labor MPs involved in rorting nearly $400,000 in taxpayer money face no further consequences, despite a damning investigation by the public watchdog. A report by the...
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A-G urged to fall on his sword

22 Mar 2018 • The Australian, Australia (General News) by Rebecca Urban Samantha Hutchinson Victorian Attorney-General Martin Pakula – the man with ultimate responsibility for law and justice in the state – will come under pressure to justify his position after an...
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Victoria softer on violent criminals

  17 Mar 2018 • Weekend Australian, Australia (General News) by John Ferguson IMPRISONMENT RATES LOWER STATE OF DISORDER Violent criminals and sexual offenders are proportionally less likely to be jailed in Victoria than any other Australian jurisdiction, a new report will...
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Judges’ softer serve for crims

06 Mar 2018 • The Australian, Australia (General News) by Samantha Hutchinson VICTORIAN JUDICIARY HANDS OUT 38PC OF NATION’S COMMUNITY SERVICE ORDERS Victorian judges have issued more community service orders than any other state to criminals, including for violent offences...
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