Attorney General

Constituency Question - Echuca Magistrates Court

18 October 2017

Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (11:50:38) — (13 291) My constituency question is to the Attorney‑General on behalf of the Campaspe Shire Council. On 29 April 2016 the Attorney‑General announced $1.1 million to improve community safety and deliver on key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence concerning the Echuca courthouse: separate court access, safe waiting rooms and safe interview rooms, new court security officers to provide roving patrols and escort services for vulnerable people, and a new walk‑through metal detector.

Recently the shire has had to serve a notice on the court system because they are concerned that there has not been a satisfactory proposal put forward by the court system to have this proposal implemented. On behalf of the community of Echuca and the Campaspe Shire Council, I ask the Attorney‑General to expedite this project so there is safety at the courthouse.

 

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