Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A post office box has been set up so Victorians can hold the Baillieu Government accountable for decisions made.The ‘Scrutiny of Government’ post office box has been set up by the opposition in response to what they consider to be the “secretive” style of the government in power. Opposition Scrutiny of Government spokesman Martin Pakula said “Mr Baillieu promised his Government would be open, transparent and accountable but the reality has been very different. “All we have seen is a Government shutting down questioning, dodging issues and stifling attempts to gain information for Victorians.” He said that all Victorians have a right to know what the government is doing and encourages all Victorians to use the post office box to “send through information of mismanagement, of broken promises, of deceit, bad faith or bad administration by the Baillieu Government”. Victorians can send information to PO Box 225, Yarraville, 3013.
A weekend incident in Anchorage has left a man dead after police say he came at an officer wielding a knife.Listen nowAs of Sunday night, the deceased’s name has not yet been released by the Anchorage Police Department.The incident started Saturday evening, when a bystander called police about a stabbing between a couple in the parking lot of a Home Depot.A woman ran into the business with a non-life-threatening injuries from a knife wound.After slashing two tires, the assailant fled on foot.In a video of a Saturday night news conference at Anchorage police headquarters posted by Channel 2 News, police Chief Justin Doll said officers followed the man into an East Anchorage trailer park.“At that point the person that was being chased turned and ran toward the officer while armed with a knife,” Doll said. “And the officer shot and killed him.”As per APD’s protocols, all shootings involving officers are investigated to establish whether the use of deadly force was justified. The officer’s name is withheld until three days after the incident.This is the first deadly shooting involving police in Anchorage of the year. The city saw four such incidents in 2017.