Home Invasions in Western Suburbs | Constituency Question

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan): My constituency question is directed to the Honourable Anthony Carbines MP in the other house in his portfolio responsibilities as the Minister for Police. In May this year a nine-year-old child and a woman were assaulted during a terrifying home invasion in Melbourne’s west. Up to five males forced entry to the back door of her home, resulting in the woman being admitted to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. In a separate incident in Altona a man entered a family home, stole the car keys and tried to flee the site. More recently a Point Cook resident was a victim, where her son’s watch and her prized Holden Commodore were stolen. My question to the minister is: can the minister advise what actions the Victorian government will take to stop home invasions to ensure residents of the Western Metropolitan Region remain safe in their homes? There has been other reporting where three intruders were caught on camera in Truganina jumping a fence before looking for ways to get inside a house. They checked the locks and looked through the windows while the residents slept inside.