Angry Mum Bails Up Minister LIVE On FIVEaa Breakfast

Apr 17, 2018

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The mother of a man who was viciously beaten by youths in Adelaide’s south has confronted Police Minister Corey Wingard after neither he nor Premier Steven Marshall attended a public meeting about community violence last night.

“I would love to have spoken to Corey Wingard,” Nanette Farrell said on FIVEaa. “Corey, I’m still waiting on the Commissioner to contact me… he just keeps postponing the inevitable. I’ve got questions that I want answered. I’m sick of being handled by other people, it’s like me sending my 15-year-old to negotiate a deal -- she doesn’t have the authority.”

“When you’ve got people not attending, that’s just embarrassing.”

Mr Wingard, who is also the minister for sport, missed the meeting because he was at another event.

“I did have another function at the special Olympics last night,” Mr Wingard said. “I did send along my senior staff member.”

“I think it’s perhaps a little bit disrespectful to the SAPOL people that were there last night. To have 10 member of SAPOL there engaging with the community is really good.

“You can’t be everywhere. I can’t clone myself, I do apologise. You can’t be everywhere, that’s the nature of the beast. It’s a very busy job and a very enjoyable job.

“As police minister I was very proud of the fact there were 10 or more SAPOL members there doing a marvellous job. It was very well received.

“Action’s already been taken on this and it’s been very successful. There have been extra patrols in the area, CCTV’s been installed.”

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