Muted response to law and order campaign in La Trobe

Street art on the side of the art deco Cameo Cinemas in Belgrave, Victoria in the outer metropolitan federal seat of La Trobe. Photo: Zainah Mertakusuma

Street art on the side of the art deco Cameo Cinemas in Belgrave, Victoria in the outer metropolitan federal seat of La Trobe. Photo: Zainah Mertakusuma

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Residents in the outer metropolitan seat of La Trobe have rejected a dramatic law and order campaign by local political representatives, while acknowledging that safety can be an issue in the electorate.

The division of La Trobe includes part of the Cardinia Shire Council, the Casey City Council and the Yarra Ranges Shire Council.

Before last November’s state election, the federal Liberal Member for La Trobe Jason Wood, authorised widely criticised pamphlets asking residents if they felt safe at home.

He said rates of assault, robbery, sexual offences, home invasions and vehicle theft were rising.

We asked Pakenham voters about their views and while many believe law and order could be improved in the area, they say race and religion was not linked to safety issues, and called for the community to come together.