Topic: Police and emergency services

New Forensic Hub In Morwell To Speed Up Investigations

Gippsland locals and police will have a new specialist forensic hub in Morwell giving regional investigators faster access to information at major crime scenes, thanks to an investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced the location of the new facility in Morwell. […]

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Cutting-Edge Stroke Ambulance Saving Lives

More Victorian stroke patients are surviving and returning home thanks to Australia’s first ever dedicated stroke ambulance. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today joined the paramedics, stroke nurses and radiographers that operate the cutting-edge ambulance, which can assess patients on the spot to speed up treatment and save lives. The specially equipped ambulance has […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services

Getting It Done: Mordialloc Freeway Planning Continues

Planning for the congestion-busting Mordialloc Freeway has taken another step forward, with final scoping requirements for the Environment Effect Statement (EES) signed off. The EES enables a transparent and rigorous process for the consideration of potential impacts of the project and to ensure they are managed appropriately. This includes potential environmental, cultural and economic impacts. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

CFA Volunteers To Benefit From $5 Million In Grants

Volunteer firefighters are sharing in more than $5 million in grants, thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government-funded program. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced there are almost 250 successful applications in the first round of the CFA’s Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program. The grants will provide volunteer firefighters with a welcome boost, supporting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Cash For Scrap Ban Comes Into Effect Today

The Andrews Labor Government has stepped up its fight against organised crime, with new laws banning cash for scrap metal coming into effect today. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz at a scrap metal facility in Melbourne’s north to launch the reforms to the Second Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers […]

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Strengthening Victoria’s Road Safety Camera Network

Victorian motorists can continue to have confidence in the state’s road safety camera network, with an overhaul of the network’s governance and security protocols, following the independent Road Safety Camera Commissioner’s report into the WannaCry virus, commissioned by Minister for Police Lisa Neville. Minister Neville today welcomed the report and accepted all of its recommendations […]

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Wear Orange To Show Support For SES Volunteers

Victorians are wearing orange today to show their support for the dedicated women and men who volunteer with the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES). Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino said Wear Orange Wednesday was the perfect opportunity to say thank you to the VICSES volunteer members, who selflessly don their orange overalls and respond […]

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$4 Million In Crime Prevention Grants To Boost Safety

Councils and community groups across the state will benefit from new crime prevention projects as part of a $4 million public safety boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville launched the opening of the grants, which will see councils eligible to apply for up to $250,000 under the Public Safety Infrastructure […]

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Laws To Be Fixed So Jail Means Jail For Emergency Worker Attacks

Anyone who attacks and injures an emergency worker will receive a custodial sentence, with the Andrews Labor Government to toughen statutory minimum prison sentencing laws and further limit the use of community corrections orders. Following recent sentences, it has become clear that the statutory minimum prison sentencing laws put in place by the previous Liberal […]

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Latest Fire Services Response Times Published Online

The response times of Victoria’s fire services varies widely across the state according to the latest data for the March quarter released by CFA and MFB The data is now released every quarter giving further transparency to all Victorians to see how their own fire services meets their communities needs. Figures for January-March, which are […]

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