The Liberal Nationals Coalition welcomes the Government matching our commitment to introduce new offences of car-jacking and aggravated car-jacking with maximum jail terms of 15 and 25 years respectively.

However, we question why it has taken so long, after the Coalition has already introduced legislation.

It is yet another example of Daniel Andrews playing belated catch up on law and order and community safety.

Under Daniel Andrews total crime is up over 12% and car-jackings have increased by a staggering 80% while home invasions and gang violence have spiralled out of control.

Despite this, frontline police numbers have been cut and police stations have either been closed or had their opening hours cut, with the latest under threat being the new Forest Hill Police Station.