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‘I feel for Victorians’: PM Scott Morrison says Victoria has a law and order problem

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he believes Victoria has a law and order problem in his first interview with Neil Mitchell since taking on the top job.

He said while he an outsider to Melbourne, he questioned why the violence and crime was an isolated problem and said he “feels for Victorians”.

“We have the highest proportion of Sudanese population in NSW, we don’t have these problems in NSW,” he said.

“Why is it happening in Melbourne? Law and order means something in NSW.

“I feel for Victorians who are asking the big question, why is this happening in our city, and not in other places?”

“There is a law and order problem, clearly in Victoria.

“We have a police force, that is a force.”

Click PLAY to hear the full interview on 3AW Mornings

The Prime Minister also revealed he is open to a Royal Commission into the power industry.

“With the energy companies, I am putting them on notice,” he said.

Photo: Lukas Coch, AAP