Labor promised a 24 hour weekend public transport trial prior to the election. Typically bad Labor cost estimates and union demands have seen the trial’s proposed cost blow out dramatically, and compromises like not having PSOs on every station have been made.
In August, Ms Peulich pursued a story asking the Minister in Parliament "how will commuters using non-premium stations get home safely under the Homesafe program?"
The Minister’s response said that PSOs would be stationed at premium stations but stations like Seaford and Chelsea had "CCTV and an emergency assistance button for passenger safety" and would share transit police with all 15 train lines.
Quotes attributed to Inga Peulich MLC, Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region:
"It is ironic Labor would call the program ‘Homesafe’ and then make it unsafe for Chelsea and Seaford families."
"The Andrews Labor Government’s Kirner-style inability to manage money means we are seeing a very compromised concept that will be more dangerous than it should be."
"You have to wonder if they are designing the trial to fail so they don’t have to run it beyond the trail. We just hope nobody is hurt as a result."
"Crimes like stalking and robbery have jumped in 18.8% in Kingston since Labor was elected, and drug crime is up 28.6%. At a time where Labor’s soft on crime approach is leading to a crime wave, and with no extra police promised for their four years, you have to hope the lack of PSOs doesn’t lead to tragedy."
"Labor’s internal factional divisions, strikes, election funding rort investigations and Ministerial sackings have them so pre-occupied that they are achieving remarkably little for the people of Victoria."