Daniel Andrews offers hope to hero

PREMIER Daniel Andrews says the government “will do more” to compensate heroic former detective Denis Ryan.

Mr Ryan, 86, lives in a rented Mildura flat on an age pension, having never received a police pension after losing his career for blowing the whistle on child sexual abuse in Mildura and a cover up within the force.

Mr Andrews yesterday said efforts were under way to provide more support for Mr Ryan, whose pension losses alone have been estimated to be about $400,000.

“There has been some support provided, I don’t think that’s enough but we’ll do more and the senior adviser in my office has spoken with, if not Denis himself, then with Vernon Knight who is acting on his behalf, three or four times this week,” Mr Andrews said in an interview with ABC presenter Jon Faine.

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