As one of many meetings I have attended with constituents on the subject of crime in rural areas of Northern Victoria, I held a forum on 19 September with residents in Cobram.  They raised many issues of concern, including the lack of a 24 hour police station anywhere in the Moira Shire (and therefore the lack of quick response times to some calls for help, as well as the disincentive for people to even report crimes at all).  I therefore ask the Minister the simple question of whether she will act to increase Victoria Police’s resources and presence in Cobram – and whether she would be prepared to accept an invitation to join with the local community and me at a meeting at a mutually convenient time to discuss this and associated issues?