My question is to the Minister for Police.

It relates to the Premier’s comment, at his media conference on 13 September, that there will now be greater enforcement of the so-called COVID ‘ring of steel’ administered by Victoria Police to confine movement out of Melbourne only to essential travel.

Many people in Northern Victoria have rightly been frustrated by repeated evidence and reports over recent months of travellers heading from Melbourne to our region without being subjected to any checks of their reasons for travel, either at road checkpoints or as passengers on buses and trains.

So I therefore ask whether the changes flagged on 13 September will mean that formal checking of the reasons for each train and bus passenger’s reasons for travel from Melbourne to Northern Victoria is now finally undertaken?