Violent and sexual offenders on parole in Victoria would have to live within 10 kilometres of a police station, if Parliament accepts new legislation proposed by MP Tania Maxwell.
The Wangaratta-based MP for Northern Victoria, and Derryn Hinch's Justice Party member, moved a motion in the Legislative Council this week , which "reaffirms the critical importance to community safety of a robust parole system".
She has called on the government to make it compulsory for violent and sexual recidivist offenders to live within a 10-kilometre radius of a police station and in an area that is not a known mobile blackspot.
Whorouly woman Karen Chetcuti was murdered in January 2016 by her neighbour Michael Cardamone, who had been on parole for the brutal rape of a 15-year-old girl when he worked at a Myrtleford tobacco farm in 2005.
The small town of Whorouly is 23 kilometres from the Myrtleford police station by car.
This and other incidents of tragic violence inspired Ms Maxwell to first launch the Enough is Enough anti-violence campaign, then run for Parliament to try to improve the justice system.
"Our parole system should operate in a manner that minimises the prospect of reoffending," she said.
"In cases of violent and sexual offenders, closer supervision and monitoring is essential to keeping our community safe."
The motion also asks that the Parliament "recognises the recent success in other jurisdictions of measures that have been introduced into parole regimes that have enabled closer supervision and monitoring of parolees".
It has been submitted to either be debated in Parliament or potentially be converted into a private members bill at a later date.