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Our police should be supported, not attacked, Mr Donnellan

In seeking to blame anyone but itself for the failed, weak sentencing regime in Victoria, the Andrews Government has reached a new low with its attack on Victoria Police by Roads Minister, Luke Donnellan.

The Minister is reported in the Warrnambool Standard as follows:

“A spokesman for Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan blamed police when asked why magistrates did not have the power to lock up drug drivers.

He said if Fortune had been charged by officers with driving under the influence, driving while impaired or combined drink and drug driving that those offences carried terms of imprisonment ranging from three to 18 months.”

Luke Donnellan has sat at the Cabinet table for the last three and a half years while decision after decision has been made that has weakened the sentencing regime and fuelled the law and order crisis confronting Victoria.

Rather than seek to blame others, Luke Donnellan should take responsibility as a Minister and work to see the soft on crime policies of the Andrews Government, overturned.

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