Thursday, 01 September 2016
Mornington MP David Morris, has expressed his disgust that the Andrews Government and Greens cross benchers have yet again turned their backs on grieving families.
In February this year, Shadow Minister for Community Safety, Corrections and Police Edward O’Donohue introduced a Private Member’s Bill into the Legislative Council on behalf of the Coalition to implement a change to the Corrections Act.
“The Corrections Amendment (No Body, No Parole) Bill 2016 would have seen murderers required to reveal the location of their victim’s remains before becoming eligible for parole, Mr. Morris said.
“In refusing to permit closure for family and friends of the victims, offenders are allowed to compound the hurt their actions have caused without any sanction whatsoever.
“Despite opposition from the ALP and Greens the Coalition bill was strongly supported in the Legislative Council. But on the same day it passed the Council, Daniel Andrews refused to allow the bill to even be introduced in the Legislative Assembly, denying the House any opportunity to consider penalties for this heartless refusal to disclose information.”
“The changes proposed would have provided a powerful incentive to offenders to do the decent thing and allow grieving families to finally put their loved ones to rest. Refusing to consider these laws makes it clear the Andrews Government has neither the will nor the capacity address Victoria’s current crime wave.”
Daniel Andrews and his Government have once again proved that they are weak on crime and they continue to fail our community when it comes to public safety.”