Getting tough on crime
Member for Euroa Steph Ryan has announced a bold plan to tackle crime should the LiberalNationals Coalition be elected next year.
The Nationals and Liberals say they will take a tough approach to crime and introduce mandatory minimum jail sentences for the most dangerous offenders in our community.
‘‘Violent repeat offenders shouldn’t be getting second, third and fourth chances to commit violent crimes — no more excuses, no more second chances, it’s two strikes and you’re in,’’ Ms Ryan said.
The minimum sentences would apply to 11 violent offences, including rape, aggravated burglary, manslaughter by single punch or strike and murder, and would extend to all areas of our community.
Ms Ryan said after two years under the Labor Government’s watch, Victoria’s crime rate had sky-rocketed by 20 per cent, while in the Mitchell Shire, the crime rate had risen a whopping 43.59 per cent since Labor took the reins of government in 2014.
Ms Ryan said it was clear a different approach was needed and the Coalition had a clear plan to tackle crime.
‘‘Perpetrators of domestic violence, who think they can ignore the lessons of earlier violent behaviour, will face long sentences for their contempt for our laws,’’ Ms Ryan said.
‘‘In addition to sentences that better reflect community standards, the Liberals and Nationals will deny parole to convicted murderers who refuse to disclose the location of their victims, we will reinstate Neighbourhood Watch funding, introduce new car-jacking offences and abolish cash payment for scrap metal.
‘‘We will name and shame repeat violent offenders, expose the juvenile criminal history of violent adult offenders and we will put victims of crime first. This includes providing victims of crime access to criminals’ superannuation as part of compensation.’’
Tough on crime: Member for Euroa Steph Ryan has announced a plan to tackle crime if the Liberal-Nationals form government next year.