Andrews Govt Loses Control Of Home Invasions And Carjackings

Andrews Govt Loses Control Of Home Invasions And Carjackings

Victoria Opposition Leader Matthew Guy

Victoria Shadow Attorney-General John Pesutto

Victoria Shadow Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue

GPS Tracking Anklets To Those Paroled For Carjacking And Home Invasions

Victor P Taffa

Premier Daniel Andrews and his Government has lost control of violent crimes like home invasions and carjackings.

“Daniel Andrews has lost control of violent crimes like home invasions and carjackings.” Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said.

“Only a Liberal Nationals Government will get back in control of this violent crime wave and make Victoria safer.”

A Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government will get back in control of home invasions and carjackings by requiring first time offenders to be fitted with GPS tracking anklets for the duration of any parole period.

In those extraordinary circumstances where a person convicted of a home invasion or carjacking is not given a custodial sentence, they will be required to be fitted with a GPS tracking anklet for a minimum of 2 years.

This tough new approach is in addition to other previously announced policies by the Liberal/ Nationals Coalition like mandatory minimum jail sentences for repeat violent offenders. It also complements our other tough laws like anti-consorting laws for members of violent youth gangs.

In December 2014, the number of reported residential aggravated burglaries was 2,464. In June 2018, the number of reported residential aggravated burglaries was 3,540.

  • Home invasions have increased by 43.7% under Daniel Andrews and Labor.
  • In 2017, the first year of carjacking as a specific offence, there were 183 recorded offences.
  • In the first 6 months of 2018 there has already been 110 recorded carjacking offences.

“Home invasions have increased by 43.7% under Daniel Andrews and Labor and that’s why we need to urgently get this violent crime wave back under control with tough laws.” Shadow Attorney-General John Pesutto said.

“This new law will give Victorians confidence that these violent offenders won’t reoffend while on parole and if they do, they will be quickly arrested by Police, locked up and convicted with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years jail.”

An elected Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government will introduce mandatory minimum jail sentences for repeat offenders of 14 different violent crimes including 10 years minimum for home invasions and carjackings.

“Daniel Andrews and Labor think violent criminals have a right to parole.” Shadow Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue said.

“Liberal Nationals believe parole is a privilege not a right. Violent offenders on parole have to earn back the trust of the community.”

VIC Shadow Attorney-General John Pesutto

VIC Shadow Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Andrews and his Labor MP’s don’t support mandatory minimum jail sentences for murderers, rapists and those convicted of home invasions and carjackings. Labor believe Judges should have the discretion to give these repeat violent criminals a warning and a slap on the wrist.

Under a Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government, violent offenders convicted of home invasions and carjackings who receive parole will be required to be fitted with a GPS tracking anklets for their parole period.

This will give Victorians confidence that these violent offenders won’t reoffend while on parole and if they do, they will be quickly arrested by Police, locked up and convicted with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 more years. Jail for 10 years will mean jail for 10 years.

“Under a Liberal Nationals Government, jail for 10 years will mean jail for 10 years.” Shadow Attorney-General John Pesutto said.

Similarly, those convicted of these violent offences who do not receive a custodial sentence have been given a privileged chance and also need to earn back the trust of the community.

This will all be achieved through changes to the Sentencing Act 1991 and the Corrections Act 1986.

“We will provide $5.1 Million over the next term to boost our electronic monitoring capacity. These will be tough laws but they will save innocent lives.” Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said.

Victoria State Election will be held on 24 November 2018.