Ombudsman - Management of complex workers compensation claims and WorkSafe oversight
Written on the 15 September 2016
EXTRACT FROM PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES - HANSARD
Wednesday 14 September 2016
Ms CROZIER - Southern Metropolitan
The report says:
The report goes on and talks about a number of these cases. I am particularly interested in what is happening in the prison system and particularly interested in the youth justice system, because as we know the Andrews government has completely lost control of youth justice in this state. We have had some very serious riots, serious assaults and serious claims about clients attacking staff, staff leaving in droves and under-management. In particular I am referring to some serious concerns raised by WorkSafe Victoria in April this year. It goes to the point of some of the issues that have been highlighted in our youth justice centres, and I refer to the Melbourne Youth
Justice Centre in Parkville. This week we have had three consecutive nights where these kids are running absolute chaos and are causing mayhem throughout these justice centres.
I think this is a terribly concerning situation. The minister has got no capacity to bring it under control.
An article in the Herald Sun this week quotes a WorkSafe report, and it is the WorkSafe report that I am also referring to.
The article says:
The article goes on to say there was a huge concern amongst staff about assaults, how they were increasing and the number of incidents in a period.
But I wanted to go to the report in relation to the WorkSafe report that I am referring to. There is a lot in this. I have had questions to the minister in relation to various aspects on the security and breaches of security that have occurred, but nevertheless there are some alarming notes that have been concluded. I just wanted to go to one area where the security emergency response team states: