The Victorian government should establish an independent body to deal with police complaints, the state’s Yoorrook Justice Commission has said.
The recommendation is one of 46 handed down in a new report addressing the state’s child protection and justice systems.
The call for an independent police ombudsman has been backed by the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service CEO Nerita Waight.
Ms Waight said the current anti-corruption commission isn’t working and issues with it are well-documented.
“They’ve been explored in parliamentary inquiries and in independent reports.
What we need – and what the evidence before Yoorrook is – is that we should be moving towards a Northern Ireland PONI-Model which has great success in ensuring that police complaints are dealt with appropriately.”