Topic: Police and emergency services

Better Police Facilities To Support A Safer Cowes

Police in Cowes now have access to a bigger and better police station to help them respond to crime and keep the community safe, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today officially opened the station on Chapel Street, that will help police meet […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

New Compact Alcohol And Drug Buses Target Backstreets

Alcohol and drug impaired drivers will have nowhere to hide with the delivery of Victoria Police’s latest tool to target impaired drivers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The first of six new smaller Alcohol and Drug Test vehicles were unveiled today, as part of a $15 million investment from the Labor Government, which will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Funding For Bushfire-Recovery Assistance

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than $4.3 million to support projects that are helping communities recover from major bushfires. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced today that as part of this funding boost, more than $2.6 million will be invested in long-term recovery activities in the Barwon South West region, following the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

New Laws Pass Parliament To Protect Emergency Workers

The Andrews Labor Government has passed new laws that crack down on people who attack and injure emergency workers on duty by making sure they are given a custodial sentence, as well as further limiting the use of community correction orders. The Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2018 has passed Parliament and makes injuring an emergency […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Crime Continues To Fall

Crime has fallen for the fifth quarter in a row, with burglary and break and enter offences the lowest in a decade and the victimisation rate the lowest in 5 years, following the Andrews Labor Government’s record community safety investment. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton today to welcome the latest […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Future Assured For Hoppers Crossing Fire Station

Volunteer firefighters with the Hoppers Crossing CFA will remain at their current station, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, delivering a major boost to the four-decade old brigade. Minister for Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today announced the site will remain on Derrimut Road, a decision which was strongly backed by volunteers and the wider […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Better Mental Health Care For Our Emergency Workers

Emergency workers will be able to access mental health support the moment they need it, with the introduction of provisional acceptance payments for mental health injuries under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. The massive changes to our WorkCover system will be informed through a twelve-month pilot ahead of an expanded rollout, with a re-elected Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

A Bigger And Better Firefighting Fleet For Victoria

Victoria’s biggest ever aerial firefighting fleet will take to the skies this summer, thanks to a $29.9 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced the new fleet today, which includes upgrades to the existing aircraft models, expanded waterbombing ability and greatly increased water capacity compared to previous years. […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release

Victorian Emergency Workers Return From Devastating US Fires

Victorian emergency management personnel responding to wildfires in the United States will be welcomed home today. Seventeen Victorians from CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (Parks Victoria and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning) are returning to Melbourne after a 37-day deployment. Victorian personnel were joined by crews from New South Wales, Queensland and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Marking The 2009 Victorian Bushfires 10 Year Anniversary

The Andrews Labor Government will give communities a voice to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires in their own way, with funding to be provided for anniversary activities. The catastrophic 2009 bushfires devastated the state, with 173 people losing their lives in the tragedy. Many more were injured and lost their homes, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services