Thursday, 19 October 2023

Questions without notice and ministers statements

Ministers statements: Anthony Calandro ACM

Ministers statements: Anthony Calandro ACM

Enver ERDOGAN (Northern Metropolitan – Minister for Corrections, Minister for Youth Justice, Minister for Victim Support) (12:12): I rise today to again highlight the outstanding work that is being done by staff right across our corrections system. Yesterday I spoke about the achievements of Gabrielle Simmons, who was awarded an Australian Corrections Medal in this years King’s Birthday honours. Today I would like to congratulate Anthony Calandro, another Victorian recipient of the Australian Corrections Medal for distinguished service in our corrections system. It was a pleasure to speak with Anthony and meet his lovely family at the award ceremony at Government House. Throughout his career Anthony has shown a significant commitment to supporting people in the corrections system and keeping the Victorian community safe. I know this award means a lot to him, and his family are very proud of his contribution, as I am.

Anthony commenced his career with community correctional services in 2012. Since then Anthony has been a driving force in managing offenders on the post-sentence scheme. This scheme is critical in preserving community safety by supporting people who have completed their sentences but still pose some risk to our community. In this environment Anthony has provided leadership in embedding case management processes that create positive rehabilitative outcomes and support a safe transition to the community, which makes us all safer. I again thank Anthony for his continued dedication to community safety and congratulate him on receiving the Australian Corrections Medal.

Anthony is another example of the many people working across our corrections system, keeping our community safe. One of the great pleasures of this role is having the opportunity to meet the dedicated staff in our corrections system across our state. They are hardworking and committed to not only keeping the community safe but also allowing these people to turn their lives around. It is an honour for me to recognise their efforts in this place. Well done, Anthony.