Ringwood Electorate - Going Backwards Under Labor

Ms RYALL (Ringwood) — One year on and Victoria is going backwards under Labor. One year on and we have fewer police per capita than when the Andrews Labor government came to office; fewer police per capita, when crime is rising;

fewer police per capita when the scourges of ice and domestic violence require intense policing; fewer police per capita at a time when Victorians need to feel safe from those who seek to harm us and our way of life; fewer police per capita when police need to work in pairs; and fewer police per capita, when removing police from the task of babysitting criminals in the cells at Ringwood police station is delayed. Our police station is not a priority.

One year into the Andrews Labor government and Victoria’s population has increased by the number of people you can fit in a full MCG, with fewer police per capita. One year on and crime is rising in the electorate of Ringwood. One year on and 13 000 full‑time jobs have been lost in the outer east. One year on and the people of the Ringwood electorate are stuck in traffic. Those travelling to the city, the airport and the west cannot move. One year on and $1 billion has been wasted to save inner city seats from the Greens by cancelling the east–west link, which was apparently not worth the paper it was written on. One year on and Victoria has its first deficit in 20 years. One year on and funding for car parking relief has failed to be brought forward for Maroondah private hospital. One year on and Norwood Secondary College is without a master plan. One year on and Victoria is going backwards under Labor.