Remove restrictions on self defence
VICTORIA has become sadly familiar with the random attacks on women, and the predictable ineffectual responses that follow.
If collective concern and good will stopped violence in Victoria, this would be the most peaceful place on earth.
Unfortunately, the fact that the assaults keep happening proves that candlelight vigils don’t make much difference.
And anyone who wants to defend themselves can be arrested for carrying pepper spray or a taser.
This week, my colleagues on the crossbench of the Victorian upper house are going to test the waters with a motion supporting the removal of restrictions on nonlethal means of self-defence.
I believe individuals should have both the right and the means to defend themselves.
If your representative opposes this motion they need to be asked: why do you oppose it, and if you oppose it, what practical thing are you doing to prevent more violence?
Tim Quilty MP Member for Northern Victoria A swale drain to nowhere, perhaps approved by council? It is located opposite 72 Highton Lane, and is a health and safety issue. It is full of residual water three days post rainfall.