Media Release

01 November 2017

O’Brien: You know they’re desperate when…

Wednesday 1 November 2017

You know they’re desperate when…

Jacinta Allan has drawn the longest of bow about a commission of audit into government services and Coalition comments in an article headed “Victorian prisoners to be put to work under jail shake-up” (14 October 2017).

In a press release and doorstop covering for her Treasurer, who has suddenly gone to ground following revelations in Question Time, Ms Allan tries to argue that the Coalition’s plan to expand the current program of prisoners growing food and making their own furniture somehow relates to a commission of audit into other government services.

This is a desperate and panicked government that is clutching at straws.

What the Coalition has committed to is “a cost audit and a review of luxuries provided to prisoners”.