Topic: Police and emergency services

Police Urge Victorians To Be Roadwise This Festive Season

Victoria Police is boosting its presence on the roads over the Christmas and New Year period, with motorists urged to slow down and get to their celebrations safely. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to launch the 24-day Operation Roadwise campaign and remember the 200 lives already lost this […]

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Victoria’s Largest Ever Firefighting Fleet Takes To The Skies

A 49-strong aerial firefighting fleet has jetted into Victoria in time for summer, thanks to a $29.9 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville and Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio joined Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp today to officially launch the state’s biggest-ever fleet, as […]

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Royal Commission Into Management Of Informants

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced that it will establish a Royal Commission to independently inquire into Victoria Police’s recruitment and management of one of its informants. The informant was a criminal defence barrister for several people who were convicted of criminal offences over the past two decades. At the same time, this barrister […]

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Diamond Creek Ambulance Branch Works Power Ahead

Diamond Creek’s new stand-alone ambulance branch is almost complete and will soon deliver even faster response times to life-threatening local emergencies. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today inspected the $2.5 million state-of-the-art ambulance branch in Diamond Creek. The project is on track to be completed in November – more than six months early – […]

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Paramedics Moving To New Home Base In Mernda Soon

Mernda’s first ambulance branch is almost complete and will soon deliver even faster response times to life-threatening local emergencies. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today inspected the $4.1 million state-of-the-art ambulance branch in Mernda that will meet rising demand from one of the nation’s fastest growing communities. The spacious and cutting edge new facility […]

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Upgraded Radios To Protect Police Across The State

Every police officer in the state will have access to encrypted digital radios by the end of next month to improve safety for rural and regional police, thanks to the Andrews Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced the new radio technology, which will be fully deployed to police across rural and regional Victoria […]

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Saving Lives With Tatura’s First Ambulance Branch

The Andrews Labor Government has started building Tatura’s first ever ambulance branch, which will deliver faster response times to life-threatening local emergencies. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today toured the construction site of the state-of-the-art ambulance branch on Casey Street, on track to be completed by mid-2019. The new ambulance branch will feature a […]

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Doors Open On New Murchison Ambulance Branch

Murchison paramedics now have the safe and modern home base they need to respond faster and save lives, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today officially opened the $1.8 million state-of-the-art ambulance branch on Watson Street in Murchison. The original branch was built in the 1960s and was no […]

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Digging In For Broadford’s First Ambulance Branch

Broadford paramedics will soon have the safe and modern home base they need to respond faster and save lives with the first sod turned on the town’s first ever ambulance branch. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today turned the first sod to mark the start of works for the state-of-the-art ambulance branch on Hamilton […]

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Better Police Facilities To Keep The Colac Community Safe

Local police will have the equipment and facilities they need to keep the community safe with the new Colac Police Station officially opened today, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today met local officers and toured the new $11.2 million station. The Labor Government funded the rebuilding of the 24-hour […]

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