Topic: Police and emergency services

New Ballistic Vests Boost Frontline Safety For Police

Victoria’s police officers will be even better equipped to fight crime as new ballistic vests hit the beat this month, as part of funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to announce the rollout of the $41 million investment in new and improved safety […]

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Continued Improvements To Community Safety

The Andrews Labor Government’s community safety reforms and record police investment continue to roll out, with the victimisation rate falling, more police on the beat, and tougher laws and enforcement making an impact. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville has today released the fourth Assurance Report by Victoria’s Community Safety Trustee, Ron Iddles […]

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Backing Our Police To Keep The Community Safe

The Andrews Labor Government’s investment in more police, greater protection and better prevention is helping make Victoria a safer place. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today launched the $212 million Police Assistance Line (PAL) and Online Reporting Portal (OLR) for non-emergency matters in Ballarat, where the contact centre is based, and released […]

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Young Triple Zero Heroes Recognised In Parliament

Twenty-seven young Victorians have been honoured for showing bravery far beyond their years at the 15th Annual Junior Triple Zero Hero Awards. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville attended today’s awards and congratulated the youngsters for remaining calm and calling Triple Zero in emergency situations. This year the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) […]

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Delivering A Modern Fire Service For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has enshrined in law the modern emergency services our state needs, with the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill passing Parliament. Victoria has the best firefighters in the world, but they’ve been operating under systems and structures that have not changed since the 1950s. Our cities […]

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CBD Security Upgrades Continue To Roll Out

Upgrades at Melbourne’s iconic Princes Bridge and Flinders Street Station are now finished, boosting the safety and security of Melburnians and visitors around the busy pedestrian hub. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined the City of Melbourne and Victoria Police to mark the completion of works and announce the next stage […]

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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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