MP ‘worried’ for accidental rule-breakers caught up in south-west Sydney crackdown
NSW Police will launch a high-visibility operation in south-west Sydney cracking down on compliance with stay-at-home orders.
100 extra officers will hit the streets in in Fairfield, Liverpool and Bankstown from 7am tomorrow.
Lakemba MP Jihad Dib told Jim Wilson communities in the south-west need the restrictions clarified, with most doing the wrong thing inadvertently.
“I’m a little bit worried about them.
“I’ve argued this both publicly and privately … that the most important thing that we’ve got to do is we’ve got educate people.
“Let’s make it really clear what isolation means, what ‘essential services’ means.”
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NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Mal Lanyon told Jim officers have been asked to make their presence known in high-risk places.
“We’re still finding a large number of people who won’t comply with the health orders, and where that’s the case we’ll enforce them.
“We won’t be going from door-to-door, but that’s always a possibility if we have a report.”
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