Earlier this year, the Victorian Liberals introduced to Parliament new laws to stop convicted killers from being released on parole if they refuse to assist in revealing the location or last known location, of the body of a victim.
Victorians are currently caught up in the State’s worst ever crime wave and Daniel Andrews responds by supporting convicted murderers applying for parole rather than victim's loved ones. 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.
Imagine the lives of the family of Katie Lee Tanner from Cranbourne North who was killed in 2006 by Keith Smart who has never revealed the location. Or the lives of the family of Prue Bird who was killed in 1992 by Leslie Camilleri who said the body was in a Frankston tip but it was never found and he refused to say any more.
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, together with Labor and Greens MPs, voted against it.
Inga Peulich MLC & Gordon Rich-Phillips MLC
Members for South Eastern Metropolitan Region