Topic: Police and emergency 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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

New Police Firepower To Target Major Incidents

Victorian police will be equipped with new specialist longarm rifles to protect the community from major incidents and the risk of terrorism. As outlined in the 2018 Community Safety Statement, the Andrews Labor Government is providing $25 million to deploy as many as 600 longarm rifles to the Operations Response Unit and four regional police […]

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New CFA Station For Ballarat West Region

A new state-of-the-art CFA station has opened in Ballarat West to service the growing suburb of Lucas and neighbouring communities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today officially opened the station, located in the Ballarat West emergency services hub. The $5.8 million facility was funded by the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Western Victoria Region

New Technology To Target Dangerous Drivers In Bendigo

Victoria Police will be able to keep a closer watch on dangerous drivers with new road safety technology rolling out across Victoria Police’s highway patrol fleet. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined the road policing command to unveil the first highway patrol vehicle fitted with Automatic Number Plate Recognition and in-car […]

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Police And Emergency Services Go Head To Head

Thousands of Victorian police and emergency service workers will have the chance to show off their skills on the sporting field next month at the 2019 Victoria Police and Emergency Services Games. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today visited the MCG to help launch the games, which will see 3000 police officers, […]

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