Topic: Police and emergency services

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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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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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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