Youth justice facilities (6.6.2017)
Written on the 8 June 2017
6 June 2017
GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)
My adjournment matter this evening is a very simple one, so I will not be taking up too much of the chamber's time, but it does relate to some emails that I sent to the Minister for Families and Children, so my adjournment matter is directed to that minister. It relates to a number of requests I have put to the minister regarding the youth justice facilities at both Parkville and Malmsbury.
On 9 September last year I wrote to the minister requesting to go out and see both facilities because obviously there had been many incidents, riots and issues that had arisen throughout the youth justice system, and I did get a response from the minister's chief of staff saying that they would come back to me.
Obviously there have been a number of incidents that have occurred since that time, and we have had a redirection from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Justice and Regulation, but I again wrote to the minister on 18 May requesting another visit, and I have had another email saying that they will come back to me.
I am requesting that those emails be actioned. As a shadow minister with responsibility for youth justice I look forward to the minister actioning those so that I can go out and visit those two facilities.