Media Release

30 August 2017

O’Donohue: Police hacked as Daniel Andrews delays

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Police hacked as Daniel Andrews delays

Report today that police radios have been hacked resulting in a termination of a police pursuit are concerning.

The Andrews Government said in April 2015 that they would upgrade the system with new, more secure, digital radios being rolled out “from January 2017”.

Delays in this rollout put police at risk.

Daniel Andrews has been slow to act on protecting our police in the past when he voted against the Liberal Nationals policy to crackdown on criminals who seek to harm police. This bill would have created a new sentence and mandatory jail time for those who intentionally ram a police vehicle.

Attributable to Shadow Minister for Police Edward O’Donohue:

We need to protect those who protect us and Daniel Andrews hasn’t made protecting our police a priority.

Our police are dealing with an unprecedented crime tsunami and the Andrews Labor Government seems incapable of stopping it.

The Liberal Nationals have a plan for tougher sentencing, bail, parole and youth justice reforms to keep Victorians safe.