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Daniel Andrews gets his facts wrong on community safety

Today in question time the Opposition asked the Premier why measure 13 of the Callinan Review had not been implemented as intended.

Measure 13 states:

No person… “should be granted parole who has not behaved satisfactorily for at least the second half of that person’s time in prison. Failure to meet these requirements should be clear disqualification for parole.”

But the adult parole board manual weaken this test to:

“Generally, parole will not be granted for this category of prisoner unless their behaviour is considered satisfactory.”

Daniel Andrews said that this recommendation has been implemented through legislation, but the Auditor- Generals report of January 2016 states:

“No person to be granted parole who has not behaved satisfactorily and undertaken all required programs.

DJR updated the APB’s Parole Manual to emphasise these requirements and increased the number of offending behaviour program places. DJR now better informs the APB about prisoner behaviour.”

Once again Daniel Andrews has got his facts wrong when it comes to community safety and if this measure had been implemented as Callinan intended Yacqub Khayre would have been in jail.

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