We all deserve to feel safe and secure in our local community. Although law enforcement is primarily the responsibility of the State Government and Victoria Police, the Federal Government plays an important role by providing grant funding for safer communities and in protecting our community through our responsibility to ensure that those people who are here on visas observe the rule of law as it applies to all Australian citizens. This responsibility includes the power to cancel visas of and deport non-citizens who commit violent crimes.
In 2018 I was a panellist at the Boroondara Law and Order forum along with the Boroondara Mayor and Councillors and the Inspector of Police. The forum provided the opportunity for residents to engage with the three levels of government and to share their concerns about escalating youth violence and crime in Victoria.