Topic: Police and emergency services

Statement On Port Campbell Incident

Two volunteers have lost their lives today and another has been seriously injured responding to a drowning situation in Port Campbell. This is an unspeakable tragedy and my thoughts are with the two victims’ family and friends during this terribly sad time. These individuals selflessly volunteered to keep people safe and devastatingly, they’ve lost their […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Stop, Revive And Arrive Alive This Easter Weekend

Easter holiday makers are reminded to stop, revive, survive this long weekend as road safety agencies join forces to drive down deaths and trauma on Victoria’s roads. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford with road safety partners to launch this year’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

New Police Station Opens In The Heart Of Melbourne

Victoria Police now has a new, state-of-the-art home in Melbourne’s CBD to assist with the growing number of police, thanks to a major investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Acting Superintendent Craig Peel to officially open the Melbourne East Police Station on 202 Bourke Street, […]

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Stand Alone Diamond Creek Ambulance Branch Opens

Diamond Creek paramedics now have the safe and modern home base they deserve, so that they can provide world-class care when an emergency strikes, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today opened the cutting-edge ambulance branch in Diamond Creek, which will provide round-the-clock emergency care. Previously paramedics were housed […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services

Latest Fire Services Response Times Released

The response times of Victoria’s fire services across the state has not varied in the past three quarters according to the latest data released by CFA and MFB, with the full results now available to view online. Figures for October-December 2018, which were published today, show the MFB responded to: 93.2 per cent of structure […]

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Bushfire Assistance For Victorian Communities

Disaster assistance has been made available for the communities of Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington following the bushfires that commenced from 28 February 2019 onwards. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Minister for Emergency Management and North Queensland Recovery Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds said […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Tougher New Laws To Solve Crime Clears Parliament

Tough new laws to protect police, streamline DNA powers and target organised crime and dangerous drugs have cleared Parliament as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with giving police the support and laws they need. The Justice Legislation (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2018, which passed the Legislative Council today, will help police crack thousands […]

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Delivering Safer Roads: Rollout Of Alcohol And Drug Testing Fleet Complete

Victoria Police’s efforts to keep our roads safe over the Labour Day long weekend will be boosted by the last of 10 new state-of-the art alcohol and drug testing vehicles hitting the road. The force’s ageing fleet has been replaced following a $15 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government, giving police greater flexibility and […]

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New Fire Station At Bayswater Officially Open

The Andrews Labor Government has officially opened the new state-of-the-art fire station in Bayswater, providing improved emergency services for the community and better facilities for volunteers. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville and Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor today toured the new $2.84 million facility, as part of the Labor Government’s CFA capital […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

New MFB Agreement Focused On Keeping Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the approval of a new Enterprise Agreement with Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) firefighters. The agreement was approved by the Fair Work Commission after the Commission accepted undertakings on flexible working arrangements submitted by the MFB. The agreement covers more than 2,000 firefighters working at the MFB and provides workplace […]

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