In Parliament

Constituency Question - Brighton Home Invasions



Wednesday, 23 March 2022.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (14:40):

My constituency question is to the Premier, and I ask: how many homes need to be invaded in Brighton before the State Labor Government stops ignoring the safety of my community?

Victorians have a right to be safe in their homes, yet there has been a frightening increase in the number of home invasions in Brighton.

Over the long weekend there was a home invasion in Bay Street, Brighton.

Disturbingly the homeowner was there during the event.

Sadly, the crime follows a number of similar intrusions.

Only weeks ago, a group of three thieves broke into an Elwood Street, Brighton, family home and confronted the family.

I am also aware of similar crimes in Downes Avenue and Martin Street.

All of the crimes have occurred within one large block of Brighton.

Understandably the pattern of these crimes is causing significant concern in my community.

Despite my raising these crimes in Parliament, the Government is playing ignorant and has done nothing.

It is time that the Premier does something to ensure Brighton homeowners are safe in their homes.