Parole board chief whacks PM, reveals startling communication breakdown
The chairman of the Victorian Adult Parole Board has labelled the Prime Minister “reckless” and revealed what appears to be a major communication breakdown in dealing with people on terror watch lists.
In a rare and extraordinary interview, His Honour Judge Peter Couzens told Neil Mitchell:
- The parole board was given no information as to whether there were ongoing concerns about Brighton gunman Yacqub Khayre
Neil Mitchell: Do you get information on people being on watch lists?
His Honour: No. Can I assure you that we were not told anything along those lines, either at the time of making the order … nor subsequently.
Neil Mitchell: Should this information be shared with parole boards?
His Honour: Of course it should be.
- He said the Prime Minister’s calls for violent offenders to not get parole is a “reckless claim”
Click PLAY above to hear the full, and potentially ground-breaking interview