Topic: Police and emergency services

New Laws To Stamp Out Violence At Public Events

The Andrews Labor Government today introduced new public order laws and harsher penalties to stamp out violence at protests or public events. The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Public Order) Bill 2016 will include new statutory offences of affray and violent disorder, and additional police powers to keep the community safe. The Control of Weapons Act currently […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Keeping Victorians Safe On Our Roads

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today opened the Towards Zero Road Safety Conference 2017 bringing together Victoria’s Highway Patrol workforce to focus on improving safety on our roads and reducing road trauma. In Victoria someone is killed or suffers serious injuries as a result of road trauma every two hours. It is this harm that […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

More Victorians Saved From Cardiac Arrests

More Victorians than ever are surviving cardiac arrest with paramedics arriving faster and more bystanders stepping in to save lives, latest data from the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Registry annual report shows. The 2015/16 report, released today, analyses data from all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests responded to by paramedics. It shows paramedics treated 5,899 patients suffering a […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Moe And Morwell Volunteers Receive $30,000 Boost

Emergency service volunteers in Moe and Morwell are receiving a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Moe’s Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) unit to congratulate volunteers on their successful grants under the  Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program. Moe […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Grants Available To Stamp Out Illegal Graffiti

Victorian councils can now apply for grants of up to $25,000 to work with their communities to prevent graffiti vandalism. Minister for Police Lisa Neville announced the latest round of grants this morning in front of an iconic 345-square-metre street art project on Fitzroy’s Fry’s Storage building. Featuring some of Australia’s most iconic street artists […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Help Save Lives By Saving 000 For Emergencies

A new Andrews Labor Government campaign is urging all Victorians to save 000 calls for emergencies so paramedics can respond quicker and save more lives. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today launched the new advertising campaign, which aims to reduce the number of non-emergency calls made for an emergency ambulance. The campaign features the […]

Categories: Media Release

Record Ambulance Investment To Put Ararat And St Arnaud Patients First

The Andrews Labor Government will boost ambulance resources in Ararat and St Arnaud, giving paramedics the facilities and support they need to quickly respond to local emergencies. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today joined paramedics in Ararat to announce that Ararat will receive a new peak period unit with seven […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

New Echuca Police Station Opens To Public

Echuca’s new police station was officially opened today replacing the almost 50-year old station that local police had long outgrown. The new double-storey station will operate a 24-hour counter service available to the town’s more than 14,000 residents. The new station houses a range of specialist units to respond to community needs, including criminal investigations […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police, Northern Victoria Region

Breaking Ground For Bigger, Better Wattle Glen Station

The Wattle Glen CFA fire station is receiving a $500,000 upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green were on site today to turn the first sod to mark the start of construction. The building extension will provide Wattle Glen’s brigade members with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services, Northern Victoria Region

Virtual Reality Training To Protect Paramedics From Violence

All Victorian paramedics will undertake new ‘virtual reality’ training to better protect themselves from violence when responding to real-life volatile medical emergencies. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today launched Ambulance Victoria’s new Occupational Violence Prevention Education Program – which is the first of its kind for emergency services. The program uses the latest immersive […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services