An anniversary march for Jill Meagher is to be held on 29-09-13 at midday along Sydney Road in Brunswick. Organizes describe the march as an opportunity for people to once again come together in “peaceful defiance”.
Since the murder and rape on the 22-09-12 thousands of people have left flowers at the crime scene, painted laneways with Ms Meagher’s name, joined Facebook tribute sites and marched in her honour.
Premier Denis Napthine said that the death of Jill Meagher “changed Victoria forever.”
The state government reviewed of the parole system after Ms Meagher was killed by a serial rapist on parole and found a litany of problems.
The government’s review found that The Parole Board had been exposing the public to higher risk because its decisions were tilted in favour of the offenders and not the victims.
Denis Napthine said the system clearly failed Ms Meagher, her widowed husband and her grieving family. He said that “community safety must be the first and highest priority for the parole board.”
Over the past seven years there had been at least a dozen people in Victoria killed by criminals on parole.