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‘It’s not a question of rights’: Graham Ashton responds to safety concerns for women after Carlton death

Police chief commissioner Graham Ashton says women should be able to walk freely around Melbourne alone at any time of the day or  night.

Responding to concerns about women’s safety in public places following the death of Eurydice Dixon, Mr Ashton said he appreciated it had a ripple effect on the sense of fear and anger in the community.

“These are absolute tragedies and when they are stranger related they even become a more fearful event in the community,” he said.

Evil does happen Neil, as we know – Graham Ashton

Neil Mitchell: Women in particularly should be able to walk anywhere anytime, including very lonely isolated places – they should be able to, but realistically, can they?

Graham Ashton: They should be able to – they have the right to be able to. It’s not a question of rights it’s a question of risk

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