CENTRAL COAST POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDS
The Hon. M. J. GALLACHER: My question without notice is directed to the Attorney General, representing the Minister for Police. Is the Minister aware of the 15 recorded armed hold-ups that took place between 14 May and 24 June this year in the Brisbane Water and Tuggerah police command areas? Given that these two commands are now joining forces to address the spiralling rates of armed hold-ups on the central coast, will the Government now concede that it was a mistake to split the central coast into two separate police regions? Will the Government make a commitment that the merging of these regions will be considered as a priority?
The Hon. J. W. SHAW: I shall refer the detail of the honourable member’s question to the Minister for Police and obtain a reply.