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In Parliament


Yarra Boulevard, Kew - Members Statement 2

   Thursday, 7 June 2018

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (09:45:03) — I rise to update the house with regard to the ongoing issues on Yarra Boulevard, particularly the incidence of the idiot or multiple idiots laying tacks on Yarra Boulevard, which is incredibly dangerous for cyclists. There have been a number of injuries over the last four years these criminal acts have been undertaken, and it is a great embarrassment for law enforcement that the perpetrators have not been brought to justice. George Mihailidis, the leader of the local cycling group, was on radio 3AW yesterday talking to Neil Mitchell about this. He lamented the fact that after four years those who have been perpetrating this crime against cyclists and against, frankly, everyone that wants to use Yarra Boulevard for recreational purposes, have not been brought to justice. I hope Boroondara police can redouble their efforts to find this bloke, and I hope the Andrews Labor government can provide the resources to Boroondara police to catch the individual or individuals who are undertaking this crime.