Reports today that judges are refusing to participate in Daniel Andrews’ Sentencing Guidelines Council are more evidence that sentencing under Mr Andrews’ watch is dysfunctional, says Shadow Attorney General John Pesutto.
This is on top of measures the Andrews Labor Government has introduced in its three years to weaken sentencing.
Sentencing must reflect community expectations and values.
“For the last three years, Matthew Guy and the Liberal Nationals have been travelling around Victoria and listening to victims, their families and the broader community on the traumatic effects of crime and violence,” Mr Pesutto said.
“We’ve heard their pleas and have worked with so many of them to develop policies for stronger sentencing, bail and parole laws as well as a stronger police presence.
“That’s why we’ve announced strong mandatory minimum sentencing proposals for our most violent criminals as well as policies to crack down on concurrent sentencing and toughen bail laws.”
Victorians now have a clear choice between a soft and dysfunctional sentencing mess under Daniel Andrews, or strong mandatory minimum sentencing laws under Matthew Guy and the Liberal Nationals.
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