Media Release

22 December 2016

O’Donohue: Andrews Government charged over MRC riot

Thursday 22 December 2016

Andrews Government charged over MRC riot

Reports today that the Andrews Government will be charged over the MRC riot last year just shows the depth of the crisis in our justice system.

It has been reported that WorkSafe has found the Government failed to maintain a safe environment for those staff at the MRC during the riot.

Daniel Andrews is now onto his fourth corrections minister in a year and failed to prevent the worst prison riot in Victoria’s history.

It is clear this government is utterly inept at managing our corrections system and Daniel Andrews cannot be trusted to maintain public safety.

Hardworking prison staff and justice employees deserve a safe workplace and it has been alleged that Daniel Andrews has failed to do so.

The fault for this crisis lies with Daniel Andrews who is clearly too preoccupied worrying about who in his cabinet is undermining him and is ignoring the big issue of public safety.

Daniel Andrews must now disclose when all of the recommendations from the Walshe Review into the MRC riot, will be fully implemented.