Police | April 15, 2016

Warracknabeal police issues raised in Parliament

The Andrews Labor Government’s lack of funding for police resources in Warracknabeal was raised in State Parliament today.

A teenage girl “glassed” in a street riot in Warracknabeal over the Easter long weekend was forced to wait an hour before police arrived, because the local station was closed.

As the nearest police station, at Minyip, has been closed by the Andrews Labor Government police had to travel from Speed and Murtoa to attend the incident.

Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy today asked the Minister for Police why he had closed police stations on the busiest weekend of the year, leaving communities without a police presence.

“Today the Minister failed to answer my questions about this serious incident and instead said it was an ‘operational’ matter,” Ms Kealy said.

“The fact is, under the Andrews Labor Government police stations are being forced to close their doors because they aren’t being provided enough resources.

“There are 151 fewer police in regional Victoria under this government.

“Our local police are doing the best they can with the limited resources the Andrews Labor Government is providing them.

“It’s time for Daniel Andrews to provide our dedicated police with the resources they so desperately need.”

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