Emergency Services Police | September 10, 2018

Bills introduced to Victorian Parliament, September 4 – 6

To the editor,

Last week, the Liberal Nationals introduced two Bills to the Victorian Parliament which aim to crack down on law and order and make Victoria safer.

The Andrews Labor Government has failed Victorians with its soft on crime approach, leaving residents fearful and criminals getting lenient sentences that are not in line with community expectations.

The Corrections Amendment (Adult Parole Board) Bill 2018 would ensure the perspective of victims is considered every time a decision is made to grant a parole order by the Adult Parole Board of Victoria. These laws would remove the uncertainty of whether the voices of victims are heard and enshrine it in legislation that they must be heard.

The Crimes and Sentencing Amendment (Bus Drivers) Bill 2018 proposes tougher sentences for violent offences against bus drivers, recognising the very special role played by Victoria's bus drivers and the need to ensure they receive the full protection of the law when providing services essential to the welfare of the Victorian public.

More information on the proposed Bills can be found at www.parliament.vic.gov.au/legislation.

Please contact my office if you need help accessing this information.

Yours sincerely,

Emma Kealy

The Nationals Member for Lowan

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