In Parliament

Constituency Question - Crime in Brighton


Crime in Brighton.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:46):

My constituency question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and I ask: can the Minister advise me what this Labor Government is doing to stop home invasions and other serious crimes in Brighton?

Enough is enough.

We all have the right to be safe in our homes.

Last week, a Brighton family was home invaded. Later in the week residents poured out of their homes to attend a community meeting. They deserve to be heard by this Government.

Residents are scared because serious crimes keep happening in our areas. Parts of Brighton have been targeted repeatedly. There is a pattern of serious and aggravated crime in a number of Brighton’s streets.

My community not only feels unsafe; this home invasion shows that family who was home invaded was unsafe.

For months I have warned the Minister of an increasing pattern of crime in my community.

The government is ignoring our safety.

My community deserves protection.

We demand action.