Cost of youth riots revealed (15.2.2017)
Written on the 15 February 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017
It has been revealed at Parliament's Estimates Hearings today that repeated rioting by dangerous youth offenders came at a cost of more than $2.3 million in 2015/16
The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services this morning admitted that the damage bill at Parkville was $1.74 million and $636,000 at Malmsbury for just the 2015/16 financial year.
These damage bills do not include the major riots which completely destroyed the Parkville Youth Justice Centre, the mass jail-break at Malmsbury or rioting at Barwon Prison.
Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Families and Children Georgie Crozier
"Enough is enough. Daniel Andrews can't keep protecting Minister Jenny Mikakos any more just because she's his mate.
"Minister Jenny Mikakos isn't even at her desk today attempting to clean up her trail of disaster; she is gallivanting around New Zealand on a taxpayer funded junket.
"Every day that passes without Daniel Andrews sacking the inept Jenny Mikakos shows just how much more interested he is in protecting his mates than restoring community safety."