Topic: Police and emergency services

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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Helping Victorians Celebrate Safely This New Year’s Eve

Victoria Police will have a heavy presence at New Year’s Eve hotspots in Melbourne and across Victoria as crowds prepare to ring in 2020. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police, the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Ambulance Victoria, Public Transport Victoria and the City of Melbourne to call for Victorians to […]

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Stay Safe, Stay Alive This Holiday Season

Holiday hotspots and dangerous drivers will be the target of a Victoria Police operation aimed at keeping road users safe this Christmas. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to announce Operation Roadwise – a 24-day state-wide road campaign – and called on Victorians to stay safe on our roads […]

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Restorative Engagement And Redress Scheme For Police Staff

Current and former Victoria Police employees who have experienced sexual harassment or sex discrimination in the workplace can now apply for support, restorative engagement or financial redress, following the delivery of a key commitment to Victoria Police staff by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today announced the start […]

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New Technology To Save Lives On Our Roads

Speeding motorists are on notice as new technology to crack down on dangerous driving and help save lives hits the roads. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today announced the first of the next generation mobile speed cameras, which start enforcement this month following extensive testing in the community. The new state-of-the-art mobile […]

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New Road Safety Camera Commissioner Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of former Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner for Road Safety Stephen Leane as the state’s new Road Safety Camera Commissioner. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville congratulated Mr Leane, saying he’s one of Victoria’s leading road safety experts and would bring a wealth of knowledge and […]

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How Well Do You Know Fire? Get Ready Before It’s Too Late

A hard-hitting new advertising campaign has been launched that will reinforce the deadly risks of fire and the importance of planning and preparing for the fire season, as the state heads towards a long, hot and dry season. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville joined survivors of the 2009 […]

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Dedicated Police Unit To Target Farm Crime

The Andrews Labor Government is working with Victoria Police to create a specialised farm crime unit that will work across Victoria targeting farm crime, including livestock and equipment theft. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police and the Victorian Farmers Federation to announce the creation of the Farm Crime Coordination […]

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Preparations Begin Ahead Of A Hot And Dry Fire Season

Preparations for the upcoming fire season are well underway for the state’s emergency services and Victorians are being urged to start actively preparing in the coming weeks. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined key emergency services and supporting agencies to discuss the season ahead and the upcoming intensive month of activities […]

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Victoria’s Firefighting Air Fleet Ready For Fire Season

A record fleet of 50 aircraft will hit the skies to help fight fires and keep communities safe this summer season. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the 2019–20 aircraft fleet, which includes a mix of water bombing aircraft, air supervision and air intelligence-gathering aircraft. The fleet includes two large air tankers, which can carry […]

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