The Government is continuing to crack down on crime.

In terms of public safety, the National Government will be introducing legislation in the current term to strengthen sentencing, parole and bail laws.

It will be harder for those accused of the most serious offences to get bail, the penalties for child pornography will be increased, and Civil Detention Orders will be introduced.

The Victims of Crime Reform Bill will be progressed. The penalties for breaching a protection order will be doubled, and funding will be available for security improvements in the homes of family violence victims.

We are also attacking the causes of criminal behaviour.  That’s something we can all do as a society.  Government provides the tools, and we rely on society not to tolerate anti-social behaviour.