Media Release

06 September 2018

Hodgett: Can Victorians trust Daniel Andrews with their private information at VicRoads?

Thursday 6 September 2018

Can Victorians trust Daniel Andrews with their private information at VicRoads?

All Victorians who hold a Victorian driver’s licence should be concerned that their personal information and driving history could be used for political gain by the Andrews Labor Government.

Victorians have entrusted their personal information including their image to VicRoads and Luke Donnellan must give all Victorians a guarantee that he will not leak this information for cheap political gain.

Daniel Andrews’ decision to use the public service to leak confidential information for political payback has resulted in a massive privacy breach of innocent Victorians.

Former Privacy Commissioner Prof David Watts has told 3AW that because of Daniel Andrews’ breach of privacy, Victorian taxpayers could be facing a class action and the damages could be in the millions.

The Andrews Labor Government says the unauthorised release of innocent Victorians health and financial records was “unfortunate”.  This is a Premier that has lost his way because of his win at all costs attitude, no matter who is hurt along the way.

Given Luke Donnellan who lives in Fitzroy North needs a driver’s licence for his occasional visits to his electorate of Narre Warren North nearly 50 kilometres away, you’d think he would be a bit more sensitive to this issue.