BURGESS (Hastings) — A Daniel Andrews government is all about winners and losers. The latest example — —
Honourable members interjecting.
Mr BURGESS — Yes, in fact all of these statements this morning are examples of that. The latest example is this Labor government being determined to be the winner in inner-Melbourne seats under challenge from the Greens and, sadly, the losers are the people of the Latrobe Valley. As usual, the Premier does not care who loses as long as he wins.
Mr BURGESS (Hastings) — (11 961) My question is to the Minister for Police. The June quarter 2016 Victorian crime statistics show crime has continued to spiral out of control across Victoria. It is up 13.4 per cent in local government areas in the Hastings electorate, with the City of Casey up 17.7 per cent, the City of Frankston up 12.5 per cent and the Shire of Mornington Peninsula up 10 per cent. The statistics also indicate a startling leap of as much as 50 per cent in crime in townships across the Hastings electorate. The Premier and Minister for Police can do no better than claim that the epidemic of home invasions across our state, including in homes such as that of Lisa Stark and her family, are just a very small number, a disgraceful attitude from people tasked with keeping our community safe.
The petition of residents of Victoria draws to the attention of the House their collective concerns with respect to the proposed amendments to the Domestic Animals Act 1994.
Mr BURGESS (Hastings) — On 18 October I joined Brooke Skilton and many other Pearcedale Primary School parents and students to call on the Andrews government to install 40-kilometres-an-hour flashing speed signs around Pearcedale Primary School. While at the school I was presented with 500 petitions signed by concerned parents and community members calling for the urgent installation of the flashing signs at Baxter-Tooradin Road.
Support for the Andrews government amongst small and medium businesses has fallen to a record low according to the September Sensis Business Index survey. The latest survey of business confidence in the Andrews government saw an 11-point decline to a net balance of minus 24 this quarter, with 32 per cent of Victorian businesses believing that the Premier and his government actually work against them, compared with just 8 per cent that think they work for them.
On 16 October I was very pleased to present a congratulatory certificate to the 1st Somerville Scout Group in celebration of their 100th year of scouting.
My question is to the Minister for Police. The June quarter 2016 Victorian crime statistics show crime has continued to spiral out of control across Victoria.
My question is to the Acting Minister for Sport. During the term of the Liberal-Nationals government a commitment of $1 million was made to fund sporting facilities at the Langwarrin, Somerville and Pearcedale football, netball and cricket clubs.
The latest Victorian crime statistics have confirmed that crime is again a major concern across Victoria, including the Hastings electorate.
With no group calling for additional public holidays, last year the Andrews government declared Easter Sunday and the day before the AFL Grand Final to be new public holidays in Victoria.