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From the Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Kim Wells



The Hon Kim Wells MP


Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response, Kim Wells today welcomed 25 new career firefighters to the ranks of the CFA. 
 
Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today released the Napthine Government’s response to the final annual report by Bushfires Royal Commission Implementation Monitor (BRCIM), Neil Comrie AO APM.
 
Nine members have been appointed to the Country Fire Authority board, forming part of significant reforms that will strengthen, modernise and broaden the CFA’s emergency management arrangements. 
 
An extra 1,700 police officers on the beat under the Napthine Government means more criminals are being arrested, leading to a safer Victoria.
 
The people of the Bellarine Peninsula will have the opportunity to have their say under an important law and order plan revealed by the Napthine Government.
 

New laws will see the Napthine Government's 'all-hazards' approach to emergency risk management expanded to incorporate critical infrastructure, Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells announced today.

Convicted sex offenders could be charged with a raft of new offences under laws that have been strengthened by the Napthine Government.

Victoria's road safety camera network has been deemed 'first class' by the Road Safety Camera Commissioner.

As Melbourne's outer suburbs grow, the Napthine Government is investing strongly in providing the police officers, stations and facilities our expanding metropolitan area needs.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells has tonight commended CFA volunteers in the West Gippsland region for their community service. 
 
A pioneering service that provides integrated support to adults and children who have experienced sexual assault and abuse is now operating an expanded new facility, Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge announced today. 
 

Today's announcement from Labor is an insult to Victoria's hardworking firefighters and would mean a significant funding cut to the psychological health support already being provided by the Napthine Government.

The Napthine Government has spelt it out for Victorians once and for all; no police stations will close on its watch.
 
The Napthine Government is delivering on its strong law and order agenda and enhancing community safety for all Victorians including those living on the Bellarine Peninsula. 
 
Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells today announced that disaster assistance has been activated in nine Victorian local government areas following storms in late July. 
 

Victorian firefighters and emergency service experts will spearhead an Australian contingent travelling to British Columbia to help combat fires during the northern hemisphere summer.

Following a recent visit to a number of fire-affected communities in East Gippsland, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response, Kim Wells, has instructed the newly appointed Inspector General for Emergency Management (IGEM), Tony Pearce, to investigate a number of matters that have been identified.
 
More than five years on, the independent Bushfire Royal Commission Implementation Monitor says Victoria is now much better prepared ‘to deal with the threat of bushfire and other natural disasters than it was on Black Saturday’.
 
Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response, Kim Wells has praised triple zero call takers and dispatchers at the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) for their work during the devastating 2009 bushfires. 
 

The latest road safety technology will soon be in operation across Victoria thanks to the Victorian Coalition Government's ongoing commitment to lowering the road toll.