Daniel Andrews responds to Melbourne siege by proposing federal government take control of parole decisions for prisoners on the terror watch list

Malcolm Turnbull has accused the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, of “abdicating responsibility” for the safety of the public for his suggestion that federal agencies should make parole decisions in cases involving terrorist suspects.

Nevertheless Turnbull said he would consider the proposal ahead of the Council of Australian Governments meeting on Friday, at which the federal government will push for states to adopt uniform parole laws including for attorneys-general to have final sign-off on parole of people with links to terrorism.

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