Topic: Police and emergency services

Serving Up Extra Security For The Australian Open

Protective Services Officers (PSOs) will be deployed on trams for the first time to help keep tennis fans safe during the 2019 Australian Open. The PSOs will patrol trams and trains from 7am until after midnight, boosting safety for hundreds of thousands of fans who will use public transport to get to and from the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Date Set For 2009 Victorian Bushfire Commemoration

Victorians will gather for a commemoration service in February to acknowledge the significant impact of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires. The anniversary will be a time for reflection as Victorians remember the catastrophic bushfires and the loss of 173 lives. Many more were injured and lost their homes, with the memories of these events having long […]

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Next Stage Of CBD Security Works To Get Underway

More than 100 permanent barriers and bollards will be installed at Flinders Street Station and Princes Bridge under the next stages of the Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million Melbourne security upgrades. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Lord Mayor Sally Capp and Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Deb Abbott to announce the […]

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More Training To Save More Lives In The Water

Victorian beaches will be better protected with the Andrews Labor Government’s $1 million-dollar plan to train surfers to save lives in the water was on track to be delivered in time for the next summer season. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville made the announcement while opening a new observation tower for lifesavers […]

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Keeping A Close Watch On St Kilda This New Years

The Andrews Labor Government is helping keep the community safe with 10 new CCTV cameras now in operation – keeping watch over St Kilda’s iconic foreshore. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Minister for Crime Prevention Ben Carroll and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley to inspect the new cameras and traffic measures to combat […]

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Celebrate Safely This New Year’s Eve

Victoria Police will saturate New Year’s Eve hotspots across Melbourne and regional areas, as Victorians prepare to ring in 2019. Around 350,000 people are expected to flock to Melbourne’s CBD to watch more than 14 tonnes of fireworks light up the skyline during the two displays at 9.30pm and midnight. Uniform and plain clothes police […]

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Record Police Investment Delivers Community Safety

The fourth Community Safety Statement Assurance Report highlights the Andrews Labor Government’s progress in delivering the largest law and order reform in Victoria’s history. The latest report, released today, confirms the work being done to strengthen Victoria Police, crack down on crime and deliver better community safety for all Victoria. As Community Safety Trustee, Ron […]

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Storm Assistance For Victorian Communities

Disaster assistance is now available for community members and councils of Alpine, Buloke, Indigo, Moorabool, Wangaratta and Wodonga to help those affected by the recent storms and floods that commenced on 13 December. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon. Linda […]

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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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