A VICTIMS support group has come out firing in the wake of Jason Dinsley’s guilty plea.
Janine Greening, spokeswoman for Victoria Homicide Victims Support Group, said she was disgusted by revelations Dinsley was on parole when he murdered Sharon Siermans.
Ms Greening, whose mother was raped and killed in 2000, said she felt for Ms Siermans’ family who will be learning to live with their pain “day by day”.
She said parolees needed much more scrutiny before they were released.
“How does the public know that these people have been rehabilitated? What proof have the public got? What proof have the victims got?”
Ms Greening said she believed Dinsley should never have been granted parole.
"Why did they let him out early?"
“Why did they let him out early?” she asked yesterday.
“What about his poor victim, his future victim? They never think about the future victims.
“He should never have been let out at all.”
Ms Greening said Victoria should look to adopt parole systems used in other states, where victims have a more active role in the process.
“They need to have the victims come in and look them in the eye,” she said.
“At the moment, they’re not letting victims tell their stories in person.”