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Statement On Operation Fortitude

Statement On Operation Fortitude

Friday 28 August 2015

The State Government was notified this month that Victoria Police would lead a joint-agency oper-ation this weekend in the CBD aimed at keeping Victorians safe.

We were advised it would target anti-social behaviour and commuters to ensure people got home safely. The community’s safety and wellbeing is always the government’s priority.

Operation Fortitude was intended to be a standard police operation.

We fully support the decision by Victoria Police to cancel the operation after the unfortunate and inappropriate characterisation by the Australian Border Force today.


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