Constituency Question – Caulfield

Mr SOUTHWICK (Caulfield) — (Question 133) My question is for the Treasurer. Caulfield is an amazing and vibrant multicultural electorate with a particularly large Jewish community. Regrettably, due to recent global events, there has been a rise in hate and anti Semitic attacks on the Jewish community, and over a number of months the community has been on high alert, with an increased security presence being required.

In the 2014 state election there was bipartisan support for security funding for schools and community organisations, including promised funding for emergency management plans. On behalf of Caulfield residents I ask the Treasurer to deliver vital funding in the 2015–16 Victorian budget to address the immediate security concerns of our multicultural centres, synagogues and Jewish day schools.

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