Macedon electorate

Ms THOMAS (Macedon) — (12 259) My constituency question is for the Minister for Police. The Andrews Labor government is investing around $2 billion in Victoria Police, and as a result of this is creating an additional 3135 new police officers to be recruited over the next five years — that is 3135 jobs in Victoria for Victorians. It is great news. Minister, my question is: what will this investment mean for the people of my electorate? On the weekend I had the opportunity to meet with constituents in my electorate in the township of Romsey, both at a listening post and doorknocking. This announcement was very well received, not only because it represents a significant boost in community safety but, as we know, policing is a fine career, and I would like to see many of my constituents take up that opportunity.