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政府应立即对警察杀手做出行动

澳洲最高法院,又称高等法院,上週裁定警察杀手 Craig Minogue 持续羁押的法案并不适用于他。

 

Minogue 于1986年时,因涉及在墨尔本市区 Russell St 引爆一枚炸弹,直接导致警务人员 Angela Taylor 不幸身亡而裁定监禁。

 

维州 Andrews 政府承诺它们的法规将确保 Minogue 判处终身监禁,然则当下面临高等法院的新裁决,无疑代表 Minogue 可透过假释委员会重获自由。

 

自由党试图推动修法,儘快修补法律漏洞,可惜上周 Andrews 政府拒绝支持该修正案,其理由是假以时日,再由它们来推动修法,因此当下暂不支持。

 

当断不断,反受其乱。如今明知需要修法,却不及时做出行动,这绝非人民期待的政府所为。 维州需要一个遇到问题能紧急採取行动的政府,及时亡羊补牢,而不是冒着 Minogue 会被释放的风险,修法效率低下,给人民迟来正义的政府。

 

英文版/English version

Government must act on police killer

 

Last week the High Court, the highest court in Australia, ruled that legislation that was supposed to keep police killer, Craig Minogue, in jail did not apply to him.

 

Minogue was convicted of being involved in setting off a bomb in Russell Street, Melbourne, in 1986 that killed police constable Angela Taylor. 

 

The Andrews government promised their legislation would keep Minogue in jail for life, but the High Court’s ruling means he could now be released from jail by the Adult Parole Board.

 

Last week, the Andrews government refused to support the Liberals’ legislation to fix the government’s mistake, saying they would legislate later on.  Victoria needs a government that will act urgently on issues like this, instead of taking a risk that Minogue could be freed before their legislation is ready.