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IDEAS FACTORY: Three victims of crime join Neil Mitchell in studio

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Three victims of crime have come forward to share their ideas on how we can bring an end to Melbourne’s crime wave.

“In a sense they’re victims, but in another sense … they’re not,” said Neil Mitchell.

“All spoke out, all refused to be cowed, intimidated … All want action”

Neil was joined in the studio by three very different people, all with one thing in common.

  • Michael Tallal – He was carjacked and assaulted on Toorak Road last year, then set upon by six men, one striking him with a bat.
    • Michael has called for all Victorians to be fingerprinted when they get their drivers licence.
  • Jade Gormley – She was the victim of an aggravated burglary in late March, Jade woke to find five men in her bedroom demanding cash and threatening to kill her.
    • “I struggle to sleep most nights,” Jade told Neil Mitchell.
  • Tony Fialides – He is the co-owner of IMP jewelers, the store has been robbed twice by brazen, masked thugs.
    • Tony said six months on, he still hasn’t received one his insurance payouts.

Michael Tallal has since launched a petition following the sentence given to the man who stole his car.

See the first part of the discussion below

Part two below

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