Topic: Police and emergency services

Call For Community Input On Victorian Bushfire Museum

Victorians are being invited to have their say on a new bushfire museum and education centre to raise awareness of the history, stories and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, as well as other significant fires. The government is calling for input from bushfire-affected communities, as well as those involved in bushfire recovery and emergency […]

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Improving Mental Health Support For Emergency Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its key election commitment to support emergency workers through early intervention by providing them access to urgent mental health treatment as soon as they identify a problem. A national survey undertaken by Beyond Blue ‘Answering the call’ found that one in three emergency services workers have high or […]

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Slow Down, Stay Sober And Get Off Your Phone

Police will be out in force this Queen’s Birthday long weekend to help curb the tragic number of lives lost on Victorian roads. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to launch Operation Regal, which will see every available police officer targeting dangerous and distracted drivers. It’s been a horrific […]

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Work Begins On Memorial To Honour Our Fallen

Construction has started on the Victorian Emergency Services Memorial to honour the brave Victorians who have given their lives in service of their community. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined representatives from emergency service agencies to turn the first sod on the project in Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens. The Andrews Labor Government […]

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Preventing Terrorist Attacks And Keeping Our Streets Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to combat terrorist and lone wolf attacks and keep the community safe, with more investments for the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre and CBD security. To ensure Victoria Police and other agencies have the specialist tools they need to help prevent serious incidents of mass violence, the Victorian Budget 2019/20 […]

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Wear Orange To Support Our VICSES Volunteers

Victoria is turning orange today in recognition of the thousands of Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers who play a critical role in responding to emergencies across the state. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville joined VICSES and Victoria Police to celebrate Wear Orange Wednesday, which is a national day of recognition for […]

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Emergency Workers Honoured At AFL Tribute Match

Our dedicated emergency service workers from across the state will be honoured at an AFL tribute match between Hawthorn and Collingwood football clubs on Friday 5 July. The Andrews Labor Government, the AFL, the Hawthorn and the Collingwood Football Clubs and emergency service agencies are standing together in support of emergency service workers and the […]

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Shepparton Boost To Emergency Ambulance Arrivals

Ambulances arrived at the scene of emergencies on average more than two minutes quicker in the March quarter than at the height of the ambulance crisis under the former Liberal Government, new data shows. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today released the March quarter of the Victorian Health and Human Services and […]

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Ballarat Boost To Emergency Ambulance Arrivals

Ambulances arrived at the scene of emergencies on average more than two minutes quicker in the March quarter than at the height of the ambulance crisis under the former Liberal Government, new data shows. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today released the March quarter of the Victorian Health and Human Services and […]

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Bendigo Boost To Emergency Ambulance Arrivals

Ambulances arrived at the scene of emergencies on average more than two minutes quicker in the March quarter than at the height of the ambulance crisis under the former Liberal Government, new data shows. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today released the March quarter of the Victorian Health and Human Services and […]

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