Wednesday 27th September 2017
My speeches regarding the lack of police resources in the City of Stonnington can be read here.
Tuesday 6th June 2017
Hear my constituency question asking why the Brighton terrorist known to police and reportedly on parole here.
Friday 5th May 2017
Daniel Andrews & Steve Dimopoulos have decommissioned the Murrumbeena police station in recent days.
They have torn down the signage, disconnected the emergency intercom & have cut off the gas.
Thursday 20th April 2017
The intercom at Murrumbeena police station is no longer operating. You can listen to the response of the intercom here.
Just another appalling sign of the neglect and non-response to law and order in Murrumbeena demonstrated by Stephen Dimopoulos and the Andrews Labor Government.
These crime maps make it clear that criminal activity is a massive problem in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. It is clearly clustered around key transport routes and reflects the unavailability of police support for local communities under Labor.
Murrumbeena and Carnegie are in the gun and will be put at further risk by Labor’s Skyrail, with the unpatrolled wastelands underneath at risk of intensifying crime hot spots.
In government the Coalition recognised the need for greater safety on public transport, placing more than 940 PSOs on railway stations and on public transport.
My information is that Murrumbeena is an empty police station that, whilst it has a sergeant allocated and in theory a roster, no police have been physically present for some time. Does Daniel Andrews ever intend to staff this station?
In my area, staffing at Mount Waverley, Ashburton and Burwood police stations has been wound back, with Malvern police station now at risk despite significant capital improvements by the Coalition Government.
Nothing replaces the presence of local police who know their local community, work in the local community and are trusted by the local community – yet these are the very officers that Daniel Andrews is stripping from local communities.
There is a pattern of Daniel Andrews unwinding local police presence, including in key crime hotspots, cooping police up in regional centres, distant from communities suffering a spate of car-jackings and aggravated burglaries.
Have your say on community safety. Tell Daniel Andrews more police are needed and genuine local community policing is essential.