The Enough is Enough rally held on the steps of Parliament in Melbourne on Sunday was organised and attended by local residents and I wish to acknowledge and thank those involved.

Tania Maxwell and Carol Roadknight ran the event as part of the Enough is Enough campaign which seeks changes to our justice system, improved community safety, harsher penalties for perpetrators of violent and sexual crimes and parole reform.

Tania and Carol are tireless in their efforts to honour victims and to fight for a safer community and I commend them for their efforts on Sunday.

Thanks goes to Stuart Cullen from Cullen’s Bus Lines in Wangaratta who donated the bus which took people to Melbourne to attend the rally. Thanks also to Sign Effects in Wangaratta which donated the signage.

I attended the rally on Sunday. People are sick and tired of murder being committed by perpetrators on parole. Parole has its place, but individual monitoring is the key to community safety.

We need our police numbers back to where they used to be and we need to protect the community, not the offender. Jail should mean jail.


Tim McCurdy
Member for Ovens Valley

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