Profile20Picture2028129_0.jpg

SYN 90.7

Budget Crime and Punishment

8035396680_57ba34db9e_o_0.jpg

The Victorian budget for 2015 has reached the steps of parliament. 

The coming year – and coming projects – will be shaped by the words of its pages. 

Trains, roads and even the Avalon planes will benefit from the money doled out therein. 

But one point most people will miss are the changes underway in Victoria’s well-stressed justice system – a system buckling under the weight of several years of crime and punishment politics.

David Ross takes a look at what 2015 means for the future of Victorians who catch sight of the justice system 

Contributors

Contributor: 
David Ross
Contributor title: 
Producer

More by Panorama

german election

Strong result for the far-right in German election

Last week’s German election result raises some important questions about the rise of far right politics. Jack Fryer investigates

fence+two

Parliament house gets fenced off

The lawns of parliament house will soon be off limits to visitors, due to growing concerns about terrorism. Jack Fryer looks into […]

encrypted-messaging-apps

No more secrets: Australia moves against encrypted messaging

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has proposed changes that would make it easier for the government to read encrypted messages. Sarah Ramantanis takes […]