MR RICH-PHILLIPS (South Eastern Metropolitan) — As we end the 2016 sitting year and pass the halfway mark of the Andrews government it is time to reflect on the impact of the Labor government on the people of the south-east. After two years of Labor local families are more concerned about their job security than ever before. In Cranbourne unemployment has gone up by more than 30 per cent over the last two years. Across Victoria crime has gone up by 14 per cent in just one year. Families in the south-east are scared to walk down the street for fear of being assaulted. They are scared on the roads for fear of being hijacked, and they are even scared in their own homes for fear of their homes being invaded. When they do leave their homes, they are stuck in traffic, which Labor is failing to address.
The solution offered by Labor's hand-picked inner-city infrastructure advisers is that local families should pay tolls on existing roads that have already been in place for decades or they should start commuting by bicycle. The Andrews government is out of touch with the needs and the values of the people of the south-east, and it is failing to deliver.