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Bushfire Community Hubs Are Here For The Long Haul

Community Recovery Hubs providing access to vital services and a long-term physical presence in local areas are opening across Victoria’s bushfire-affected communities. The hubs, delivered and operated by Bushfire Recovery Victoria, will be an important community meeting place that links locals to the practical support they need. Services at individual hubs are being specially tailored […]

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Latest Fire Response Times Now Available

The Victorian Government today released the latest response times of Victoria’s fire services, highlighting the strong work performed by Victoria’s career and volunteer firefighters across the state during the final quarter of last year, and opportunities to improve in key areas. Figures for October to December 2019 show the MFB responded to: 92.2 per cent […]

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Bushfire Cleanup Powers Ahead With Over 100 Sites Complete

Over 120 properties in East Gippsland and North East Victoria have now been fully cleared of buildings destroyed or damaged in the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season free of charge for property owners, with all properties on track to be cleaned up by the end of August. Works have commenced at 163 properties and 122 clean-ups […]

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Hotels For Heroes Expanded To More Frontline Workers

Police, firefighters and other frontline workers will get access to free accommodation if they need to self-isolate due to coronavirus. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced the Victorian Government will expand its Hotels for Heroes program to include even more critical workforces. […]

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Statement From The Police Minister

We have seen tonight on the Eastern Freeway an unimaginable tragedy. I have been briefed on the incident tonight by Victoria Police and details are still coming to hand. We know that four police officers have been killed in the line of duty. Four police officers killed while doing their job and keeping us all […]

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Police Focused On Family Violence During Coronavirus

Vulnerable Victorian families will be the priority of a dedicated police operation tackling family violence during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton to officially launch Operation Ribbon, which will see members of Victoria Police’s dedicated Family Violence Investigation Unit reaching out to Victorians who […]

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Police Out In Force To Keep Victorians Safe This Easter

Victoria Police will be out in force this Easter long weekend ensuring all Victorians are following the directions of the Chief Health Officer and helping to slow the spread of coronavirus. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville joined Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton and Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing Libby Murphy today to launch […]

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Deploying PSOs To Where Victorians Need Them

The Victorian Government is increasing the range of ‘designated places’ where Protective Services Officers (PSOs) can exercise their powers so PSOs can be redeployed from the public transport network and into communities, boosting police resources in the fight to slow the spread of coronavirus. From Thursday, Operation Shielding will see police send 200 PSOs every […]

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More Relief For Bushfire-Affected Victorians

Victorians who lost their homes in the 2019-20 Victorian Bushfires will receive more support, thanks to the generosity of people across Victoria. The Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund has today announced that Housing Assistance Payments of up to $25,000 will be immediately made to owner/occupiers and renters whose principal place of residence was either destroyed or […]

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Restrictions On The Sale Of Firearms And Ammunition

The sale of firearms and ammunition for sporting or recreational purposes will be temporarily banned, following deliberations by the National Cabinet. The new measures are designed to protect licensed firearm owners and dealers as well as the broader community. We know that licensed firearm owners and dealers exercise a high degree of care when complying […]

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