The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring the ongoing safety and security of the Victorian prison system. On 30 June and 1 July 2015, a riot involving several hundred prisoners took place at the Metropolitan Remand Centre.
Former Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe has been appointed to undertake an independent investigation that will:
- consider the events of 30 June and 1 July
- review the State's response to and preparedness for the incident and the management of the emergency, giving specific consideration to joint agency operations
- identify any learnings from the incident and make recommendations for future improvements
The investigation will consult relevant parties as required, including but not limited to Corrections Victoria, Victoria Police, the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Ambulance Victoria.
The investigation will provide a final report to the Minister for Corrections by 13 November 2015.
Reviewed 19 August 2020