House debates

Thursday, 30 November 2023

Statements by Members

Crime Stoppers Western Australia

1:39 pm

Photo of Sam LimSam Lim (Tangney, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

I recently met up with the CEO of Crime Stoppers Western Australia, Dr Vince Hughes. I knew Vince for several years during my time as a police officer, and I know just how important Crime Stoppers is in crime prevention. Crime Stoppers was established in Australia in 1987. With eight branches, it operates in each state and territory, delivering huge results in resolving unsolved crimes. Crime Stoppers runs as an independent not-for-profit registered charity. It is built on the pillars of anonymity and community collaboration.

I have always said that if you see something say something. What you know matters. Every piece of information shared contributes to community safety. This unique platform for people to report crime anonymously without fear of retaliation is why Crime Stoppers has been so successful.

Catching up with Vince in my role as a member of parliament was special. It was wonderful to see how Crime Stoppers supports Commonwealth activity across various portfolios, such as law enforcement, organised crime and cybersecurity. Let us continue to support and champion this vital service, ensuring that our streets remain safe and our community resilient, and let justice prevail for all.


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