Shadow Minister for Community Safety, Corrections and Police, Edward O’Donohue
In 2015, the Victorian Liberal Nationals proposed new laws to stop convicted killers from receiving parole if they refuse to assist in revealing the location or last known location, of the body of a victim.
In February this year, Shadow Minister for Community Safety, Corrections and Police Edward O’Donohue introduced a Private Member’s Bill into the Legislative Council on behalf of the Coalition to implement the change.
Under the Corrections Amendment (No body, no parole) Bill 2016, a person convicted of murder or conspiracy to commit murder who refuses to provide police with the location of the body of their victim will be unable to qualify for parole.
Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Community Safety, Corrections and Police, Edward O’Donohue:
Daniel Andrews’ decision to vote against the ‘no body, no parole’ legislation is more proof that he is a soft touch when it comes to law and order. He is a weak premier who doesn’t have the backbone to stand-up to violent criminals which is one reason why crime rates will continue to get worse not better.
Victorians are currently caught in Victoria’s worst ever crime wave and Daniel Andrews responds by coming down in support of convicted murderers applying for parole. It’s no wonder violent criminals are running rampant in Victoria.
There is possibly nothing more traumatic than losing a loved one to murder and not having their body to lay to rest.
Convicted killers who refuse to disclose where the body of their victim is do not deserve to be considered for parole.
A convicted killer can’t claim to be rehabilitated and remorseful if they fail this most basic test of human decency.
This policy is a no-brainer and it is a disgrace that Daniel Andrews and the Greens won’t support it.
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