Victoria Police must not enable the #ThugsVeto!

We are very concerned about the possibility of any future attempt by Victoria Police to utilise the power to levy fees, especially targeted at those organised events whose viability may be threatened by:

1. The conduct of groups who publicly proclaim their intention to violently disrupt such events and to threaten and harm and terrify those attending them; and,

2. The decision of the police, in response to such unlawful conduct, to impose crippling financial penalties upon the promoters of such events merely because they have called upon the police to perform responsibilities which constitute the ordinary discharge of a core police responsibility.

The victims of politically motivated violence and intimidation at public events are fully entitled to proper police protection. It is deeply troubling that Victoria Police gives the appearance of enabling unlawful conduct by failing to enforce the law on some occasions and, on others, charging fees on the victims.

Victoria Police will see their reputation restored as they return to a commitment to the core responsibilities of upholding the law and protecting the orderly exercise of free expression and free assembly.

Premier Daniel Andrews, Police Minister Lisa Neville,

Cancel and apologise for past invoices issued to those who have broken no laws and cooperated fully with Victoria Police. Publicly announce a policy to instead target only those individuals or groups protesting without permits, trespassing on and/or wilfully damaging private property, inciting violence, or harassing and intimidating law abiding citizens in the myriad ways that they do.

Return Victoria Police to performing its legislated purpose of serving the Victorian community and upholding the law so as to promote a safe, secure and orderly society. Immediately direct your Chief Commissioner of Police to stop imposing fees on the victims of lawless behaviour which, in effect, enables and rewards thugs for using threatened and actual violence.

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Daniel Grace
Mark Krnjic
Stephen Campitelli
Sam Oldfield
Blake Winter
Shannon Linnan
Cameron Ramm
mitch firth
Vivian Rudowski
Tony Evans
Dannielle Starrs
Curtis Griffin
Daniel Colwell
Joshua Forrester
Greg Walsh
Marcus Foo
Lorraine Finlay
David Sampson
Miriam Bariesheff
Mike Kristos
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Joseph Simard
Kathy Clubb
Dave Pellowe
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  • Daniel Grace
  • Mark Krnjic
  • Stephen Campitelli
  • Sam Oldfield
    I’ll sign your petition but you don’t need my email address of phone number for that.
  • Blake Winter
    We have to allow free speech and debate if we want society to thrive. Stifling ideas and discussion halt progress for all.
  • Shannon Linnan
  • Cameron Ramm
  • mitch firth
  • Vivian Rudowski
  • Tony Evans
    Andrews and his Government are the worst Marxist leftist pack of barbarians to ever govern a state in Australia’s history. Welcome to the Communist State of Victoristan.
  • Dannielle Starrs
  • Curtis Griffin
  • Daniel Colwell
  • Joshua Forrester
  • Greg Walsh
  • Marcus Foo
  • Lorraine Finlay
  • David Sampson
  • Miriam Bariesheff
  • Mike Kristos
    Sign the petition: Victoria Police must stop cooperating with the #ThugsVeto! https://afsc.nationbuilder.com/thugsveto?recruiter_id=14
  • Mike Kristos
    I do not have a problem with police charging anyone who causes trouble and/or damage. But I will never support charging their victims instead. It’s an insidious form of government censorship & intimidation. For which I did not vote. And which I will not tolerate. For it has no place in a free & civil society. I may not agree with everything people say. But I will defend their right to say it. It’s called free speech & democracy. Anyone who doesn’t believe in those principles & values. Has no place in an Australian parliament nor the public service. Including the police force.
  • ❌ lυĸe ιzaaĸ ❌
    Sign the petition: Victoria Police must stop cooperating with the #ThugsVeto! https://afsc.nationbuilder.com/thugsveto?recruiter_id=11
  • ❌ lυĸe ιzaaĸ ❌
    The precedent that the authoritarian Left and their cronies are trying to set cannot be allowed. We need to send a message loud and clear that this ‘shall not pass’.
  • Joseph Simard
  • Kathy Clubb
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  • Dave Pellowe