Inmates cash-in and cash-out of Daniel Andrews’ broken prisons

Confirmation of compensation payments and sentence reductions being awarded to prisoners during COVID-19 is a kick in the guts to Victorians struggling through their sixth lockdown. Government documents detail at least 13 cases of inmates receiving compensation payments from the State Government since the start of 2020. Claims against the State of Victoria that were […]

12 breaches a day in Daniel Andrews “strongest and safest quarantine program in the country”

Confirmation that the Daniel Andrews relaunched hotel quarantine program has recorded over 3,000 incidents demonstrates the ongoing failure of the Andrews Labor Government to deliver a safe, effective quarantine program. Figures obtained by the Liberal Nationals under Freedom of Information negotiations show there have been more than three thousands incidents recorded within Victoria’s troubled hotel […]

Andrews’ COVID fines fall flat

Confirmation today that fewer than 1 in 10 fines issued for breaches of the Chief Health Officer’s directions have been paid is the latest failure of Daniel Andrews’ inconsistent COVID-19 enforcement. Figures confirm that only 3,289 of 38,948 COVID infringements were fully paid as of June 14 with more than 4,800 withdrawn or cancelled. Furthermore, […]

Ombudsman exposes Andrews cruel and inconsistent COVID-19 enforcement

Today’s report by the Victorian Ombudsman has exposed several cases of unfair, inconsistent and callous enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions by the Andrews Labor Government. Ombudsman Deborah Glass has outlined several cases whereby authorised officers failed to treat people with basic dignity, respect and common sense when enforcing COVID-19 directions, including: A woman forced to urinate […]

Labor blocks release of hotel quarantine forensic audit

A major independent audit into the use of security services used in Victoria’s shambolic Hotel Quarantine Program in 2020 will remain secret and blocked from the Victorian community. This morning, the Andrews Labor Government informed the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) that the Parliament’s request to publicly release the forensic audit will be refused. […]

Tough talking Andrews lets Sydney removalists off scot-free

Confirmation that the three Sydney removalists responsible for triggering Victoria’s fifth lockdown will face no consequences from Victoria Police is the latest COVID failure from the Andrews Labor Government. The three Sydney removalists travelled to Melbourne on 8 July, spreading the Delta variant of COVID-19 to Ariele Apartments in Maribyrnong before leaving the state and […]

Mario, Link and Sonic the Hedgehog visit Labor’s youth justice system

Confirmation today that hundreds of Nintendo Switches and Switch Lites were purchased to entertain youth justice inmates is confirmation Daniel Andrews has run up the white flag on rehabilitating Victoria’s youngest offenders.  Data provided to the Victorian Parliaments Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) has confirmed 338 Nintendo Switches and Switch Lites were purchased to entertain inmates […]

Daniel Andrews’ handpicked fines risk community safety

Confirmation that the three Sydney removalists responsible for triggering Victoria’s current outbreak have yet to be fined is the latest inconsistency in Labor’s enforcement of public health orders and penalties since March 2020.  Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton has confirmed the Sydney removalists that travelled to Melbourne on July 8 and breached their permit conditions […]

One prison guard a week suspended in Andrews’ chaotic corrections system

Confirmation that more than one prison officer a week is being suspended and investigated for improper conduct is further evidence of Victoria’s chaotic prison system under the Andrews Labor Government.  Data provided by Corrections Victoria confirms during 2020-21, 59 correctional officers were suspended due to serious misconduct, including:  14 relating to allegations of sexual harassment.  11 relating […]

Taxpayers pick up the $60 million bill for Labor’s hotel quarantine failures

Confirmation today that the Andrews Labor Government has paid almost $60 million to New South Wales to quarantine Victorian returned travellers adds further to the cost of Daniel Andrews’ failed COVID-19 quarantine program. During Victoria’s catastrophic second wave when internationals arrivals were suspended, returning Victorians were left with no choice but to quarantine in New […]

Ombudsman shines light on Labor’s “in the dark” prison system

Today’s report by the Victorian Ombudsman into prison disciplinary hearings is further evidence of the failed management of Victoria’s correctional system under the Andrews Labor Government.   The report has confirmed a widespread reliance on anecdotal evidence and a lack of recording when conducting prison disciplinary hearings, with Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass stating such procedures […]

Private data breaches, assaults, drugs and cover-ups – prisons become universities of crime under Labor

Today at PAEC, the Andrews Labor Government has admitted to the impact its failed prison system is having on rehabilitation outcomes and the safety of Victorian communities.  This admission follows IBAC’s recent Special Report on Corrections has exposed number of serious corruption cases within Victoria’s prisons, including; substantiated allegations of assault on prisoners by corrections […]

Convicted terrorist scores nine month get-out-of-jail-free card under Labor

 Confirmation that a convicted terrorist has been released early from prison confirms the community safety consequences of Labor’s failure to properly manage Victoria’s prisons during COVID-19.   Convicted terrorist Adam Brookman has been released nine months early due to the application of ‘emergency management days’. These are days off an inmate’s sentences due to COVID-19 […]

IBAC exposes Victoria’s corrupt prison system under Labor’s watch

Today’s special report by the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission has revealed the systemic corruption risks and widespread failings across Victoria’s prison system under the Andrews Labor Government. IBAC’s Special Report on Corrections has exposed number of serious corruption cases within Victoria’s prisons, including; Substantiated allegations of assault on prisoners by corrections officers at Port Phillip […]