Alicia Little died on 28 December 2017, leaving a heartbroken family including four children.

Alicia sustained critical injuries after being crushed against a water tank by the car her fiancé was driving.  Her injuries were horrific and, despite efforts by attending paramedics and police, she did not survive.  The offender was charged with murder, downgraded under a plea bargain to dangerous driving causing death and one count of failing to render assistance after a motor vehicle accident.

The offender walked free last week, serving a two and half year non-parole sentence. Despite the rest of Victorians being unable to cross borders with ease, he was paroled to New South Wales and freely left the State.  Alicia’s family continues to feel devastated by her loss, compounded by their feeling that justice was not served.

I want to acknowledge in this place the loss of Alicia’s life, the ongoing grief for her family and my continued commitment to fight for victims of crime and their families.