Any step to implement the Recommendations of the Harper Review, following the shocking murder of Masa Vukotic in early 2015, is welcome.
More than 630 days and four Corrections Ministers since its receipt, only 7 of 35 Harper Recommendations to address the failures that led to her murder, have been implemented.
The legislation being introduced today is reported to go towards the implementation of a further 14 recommendations, leaving another 14 yet to be acquitted.
Daniel Andrews dithering and delays in implementing these vital reforms is an ongoing risk to community safety.
In addition to the delays in implementing Harper, the Callinan Review parole reforms are three years over time, the report into the Brighton siege hasn’t been released despite being with government since 30 June and much of the Coghlan Bail Review recommendations, remain outstanding.
Daniel Andrews and his part-time justice ministers simply aren’t up to the job of implementing these reforms and keeping the community safe.