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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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On The Spot Fines To Keep Victorians Safe

The Victorian Government is working to protect our health system and those at most risk of contracting coronavirus, with Victoria Police being given the power to issue on the spot fines of up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses who don’t follow the rules. The Victorian Government’s message to all Victorians […]

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Record Investment Delivers Hundreds Of Additional Police

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering 788 new frontline police officers over the next year, boosting general duties and specialist roles across the state and providing an agile and responsive police force for all Victorians. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville and Deputy Commissioner Rick Nugent joined graduates at the Victoria Police Academy […]

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Taking Dangerous Drivers Off The Road

High-speed hoons and dangerous drivers will be immediately taken from the roads as part of tough new laws which passed Parliament last night. The Andrews Labor Government introduced the legislation to crack down on those who put members of the community at risk on our roads, and it is now enshrined in law. The new […]

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Voting Begins On New Fire Rescue Victoria Badge

Victoria’s career firefighters are being given the chance to choose the badge for Fire Rescue Victoria, to help shape the identity of our new fire agency, while celebrating the proud heritage of firefighting in Victoria. A new badge for Fire Rescue Victoria will be a source of significance and pride to our firefighters, and a […]

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Bushfire Appeal Funds To Those Who Need It Most

More than $5 million raised through the Victorian Bushfire Appeal is being made available immediately to those most affected by the bushfires that have devastated East Gippsland and North-East Victoria, including families who have tragically lost a loved one. With further funds rolling out in the coming days and weeks, this immediate support will go […]

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Immediate Bushfire Clean-Up At Zero Cost To Communities

Victorians who have had their homes, shops and sheds destroyed in this season’s bushfires can have their properties cleaned up at no cost, so communities can start rebuilding as soon as possible. Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville announced today the fast, fully-funded […]

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Bushfire Recovery Boost For Victoria

Recovery Grants of up to $75,000 have been extended to farmers in 15 local council areas in Victoria, to help the community recover after the recent bushfires. The grants are available in the Ararat, Alpine, Ballarat, East Gippsland, Glenelg, Golden Plains, Indigo, Mansfield, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, Southern Grampians, Towong, Wangaratta, Wellington and Wodonga local council […]

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Disaster Assistance Extended For Bushfire Affected Communities In Victoria

Bushfire assistance of up to $1960 per family has been extended to communities in 14 Victorian council areas to help relieve personal hardship and distress. People in the Ararat, Alpine, Ballarat, Glenelg, Golden Plains, Indigo, Mansfield, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, Southern Grampians, Wangaratta, Wellington and Wodonga council areas can now access the support package. Minister for Natural […]

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