In Question Time, Minister Gayle Tierney put in a very competitive claim as Daniel Andrews’ worst performing minister.
Despite being asked how many persons with known terrorist links are currently on parole and walking the streets of Victoria, the Minister appeared to have no answer.
These are the questions the Minister could not or would not answer:
• Minister, when exactly, what date and time, did this removal of the Brighton offender’s ankle bracelet occur?
• Minister, exactly what actions were taken by authorities when the ankle bracelet was removed?
• Minister, can you list all of the conditions of parole with respect to Mr Khayre, the Brighton offender?
• Minister, at any time since he was paroled in late 2016, has the offender failed to comply with any of those conditions?
• Minister, how many people with known terrorist links are currently in Victoria’s correctional facilities?
• Minister, how many people on parole have known terrorist links?
• Minister, was the Brighton offender’s previous involvement in Holsworthy Barracks terrorism plot provided to the Adult Parole Board during consideration of his parole at the end of
• Further to information provided to the Adult Parole Board, was the adult parole board informed that the Brighton offender had reportedly trained in Somalia as a terrorist?
• Minister, specifically, what adult offences committed by Mr Khayre were notified to the Adult Parole Board prior to them granting parole in late 2016?
• In 2007, the Brighton terrorism offender was sentenced for a series of burglaries, thefts, intentionally causing injury, attempted armed robbery and other offences. He went into Youth
Justice in April 2007 and was released from Malmsbury about a year later.
• Minister, was this information provided to the Adult Parole Board in advance of them considering and granting parole to this offender?
• Minister, on the 8 March this year you approved a three year delay in the ability to get full intelligence and make informed decisions about the granting of parole for the Adult
Parole Board, as recommended by former High Court Judge, Mr Ian Callinan. Minister, the Andrews Government has had two and a half years to get this done. Instead of the three year
delay, will you give a commitment to have this recommendation delivered by the end of June 2017, a commitment that may save lives?
• When asked questions in December 2016 and in February 2017 about these delays, you said the delays were because of “integration with related departmental systems and further workflow
efficiencies”. How long will it take before this recommended intelligence system is put in place?
Here’s one last question which wasn’t asked in Question Time – why does the Andrews Labor Government think they can keep on hiding the truth from Victorians about community safety?
It’s no wonder Victorians have no confidence in Daniel Andrews ability to keep people safe in this crime tsunami.