Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

Juliana ADDISON (Wendouree) (14:41): My constituency question is for the Minister for Police. How is the Allan Labor government’s record investment in Victorian police and community safety supporting my electorate of Wendouree?

The last few weeks have been incredibly difficult for the Ballarat community with the disappearance of Samantha Murphy, the weeks-long extensive search, the arrest of the alleged killer and the ongoing investigation. We have also had the worry of significant fires to our west, and just last week we had the tragic Ballarat goldmine collapse that killed Kurt Hourigan and seriously injured a 21-year-old Ballarat man.

Throughout these challenging times Victoria Police have stood with our community. I offer my heartfelt thanks to the police for their service to the people of Ballarat.

I also offer my deepest sympathies to Samantha’s and Kurt’s families and friends and send my best wishes to the hospitalised injured worker.

Thank you also to the mine rescue crew, paramedics and other emergency services who were there firsthand at the mine disaster.


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