Federal Minister takes aim at Victorian judiciary
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has turned up the heat on Victoria’s judges, saying soft sentencing is at the core of Victoria’s crime issues.
Mr Dutton also confirmed he has spoken to police chief Graham Ashton this week, but hasn’t yet spoken to Premier Daniel Andrews about the matter, despite days of strong criticism over the Victorian government’s handling of increased African crime.
“I’m blaming the state government for making appointments which I think we’re seeing the consequences of now,” he told Heidi Murphy.
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