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Category: Crime

A Drug Court for the County Court

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (18:06): It is a pleasure to join the debate this evening on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Drug Court and Other Matters) Bill 2020. Of course the centrepiece of the bill is, and most of the debate has been about, the creation of a Drug Court within the County Court of Victoria. But of when a bill is entitled ‘and other matters’, there are a range of other matters that are related in the

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Crime Tsunami Continues

On another matter, recently released figures confirm the impact of Victoria’s crime tsunami on insurance claims. Home burglaries claims have grown by almost 30 per cent in the past two years, which compares very unfavourably with New South Wales, which has seen an increase of only 2 per cent in the same period. Amazingly, in the last 12 months, burglary claims have totalled $72 million in Victoria, compared with only $61 million in New South

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A Zero Tolerance Approach to all Crimes

We need to send a strong message of zero tolerance on crime in Mornington. The policy of treating fuel drive-offs as a civil rather than criminal matter hasn’t worked. Fuel retailers have reported an increase in drive-offs and other associated criminal behaviours. Across Australia, fuel theft costs retailers $60 million per annum. Further, fuel drive-offs can sometimes also be associated with attacks on retail staff and theft of other retail products, putting employees, customers and

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