Category: Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Wear Orange To Support Our VICSES Volunteers

Victoria is turning orange today in recognition of the thousands of Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers who play a critical role in responding to emergencies across the state. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville joined VICSES and Victoria Police to celebrate Wear Orange Wednesday, which is a national day of recognition for […]

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A Real Partnership To Deliver The Suburban Rail Loop

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the announcement that a Federal Labor Government will partner with Victoria to build the Suburban Rail Loop. The Suburban Rail Loop is the biggest public transport project in Australian history – a new underground rail network circling Melbourne’s suburbs, to support what will become our nation’s biggest city. When […]

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Emergency Workers Honoured At AFL Tribute Match

Our dedicated emergency service workers from across the state will be honoured at an AFL tribute match between Hawthorn and Collingwood football clubs on Friday 5 July. The Andrews Labor Government, the AFL, the Hawthorn and the Collingwood Football Clubs and emergency service agencies are standing together in support of emergency service workers and the […]

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More Police And An Even Stronger Focus On Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering more police to major regional centres and Melbourne’s growing outer suburbs – as well as more family violence officers than ever before – with another 709 officers due to hit the beat over the next year. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Deputy Commissioner Rick […]

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Statement On Port Campbell Incident

Two volunteers have lost their lives today and another has been seriously injured responding to a drowning situation in Port Campbell. This is an unspeakable tragedy and my thoughts are with the two victims’ family and friends during this terribly sad time. These individuals selflessly volunteered to keep people safe and devastatingly, they’ve lost their […]

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Stop, Revive And Arrive Alive This Easter Weekend

Easter holiday makers are reminded to stop, revive, survive this long weekend as road safety agencies join forces to drive down deaths and trauma on Victoria’s roads. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford with road safety partners to launch this year’s […]

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New Police Station Opens In The Heart Of Melbourne

Victoria Police now has a new, state-of-the-art home in Melbourne’s CBD to assist with the growing number of police, thanks to a major investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Acting Superintendent Craig Peel to officially open the Melbourne East Police Station on 202 Bourke Street, […]

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Latest Fire Services Response Times Released

The response times of Victoria’s fire services across the state has not varied in the past three quarters according to the latest data released by CFA and MFB, with the full results now available to view online. Figures for October-December 2018, which were published today, show the MFB responded to: 93.2 per cent of structure […]

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Bushfire Assistance For Victorian Communities

Disaster assistance has been made available for the communities of Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington following the bushfires that commenced from 28 February 2019 onwards. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Minister for Emergency Management and North Queensland Recovery Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds said […]

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Tougher New Laws To Solve Crime Clears Parliament

Tough new laws to protect police, streamline DNA powers and target organised crime and dangerous drugs have cleared Parliament as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with giving police the support and laws they need. The Justice Legislation (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2018, which passed the Legislative Council today, will help police crack thousands […]

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