Topic: Police and emergency services

Public Address System To Protect Melbourne’s CBD

The Andrews Labor Government is deploying a network of speakers at more than 90 key sites in Melbourne’s CBD to provide warnings and key information to the community during emergencies. A trial demonstration of the speakers will take place on 28 December at the State Library of Victoria. During the demonstration, the public can expect […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Record Firefighting Fleet Keeping Victorians Safe

Victoria’s largest ever aerial-firefighting fleet will take to the skies this summer as the state prepares for a long, hot summer. Acting Premier and Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and the Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today officially launched the record fleet of 49 aircraft at Avalon Airport. The fleet […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Latest Fire Services Data Available To The Public

The latest set of fire-services response times has been released providing more transparency for Victorians. Data from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and the Country Fire Authority is now published every quarter. Figures for the three months leading up to September show the MFB met its key targets, including: responding to 93.9 per cent of structure […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Getting 282 More Paramedics On The Road In Just One Year

Just one year into our promise to employ an extra 450 paramedics over three years, the Andrews Labor Government is getting the job done with 282 more paramedics already recruited. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today personally welcomed 48 new paramedics from the latest intake of 72, all of whom will hit the road […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services

Assistance Announced For Severe Weather Victims

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced disaster assistance for Victorians affected by the severe weather over the weekend. Minister Keenan said up to $1,890 per househouse was being provided immediately through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). People in the local government areas […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Getting It Done: Lifting Safety Standards At Recycling Sites

Resource recovery facilities across Victoria are being audited to protect the community following the release of Resource Recovery Facilities Audit Taskforce’s interim report, commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government. The taskforce was set up in the aftermath of the SKM Recycling plant fire in Coolaroo, targeting key recycling sites that require extra management measures to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Mobster’s Mate Tries To Water Down Organised Crime Laws

Not content with eating lobsters with alleged mobsters, Liberal Leader Matthew Guy is now trying to water down laws that directly target organised crime to stop the harm they cause in our state. The Andrews Labor Government’s Firearms Amendment Bill 2017 would put in place tough new Firearm Prohibition Orders (FPO), which are designed to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Getting It Done: New Police Call Centre In Ballarat

Victoria’s first state-wide 24-hour Police Assistance Line will be based in Ballarat – creating around 250 new jobs in the area and giving all Victorians better access to police and emergency services. The Andrews Labor Government has provided $210 million to fund the creation and operation of the hotline and a new online police reporting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police, Western Victoria Region

A Safer CBD: Bourke Street Security Upgrades Underway

Permanent metal bollards will be installed in Bourke Street Mall over the coming weeks, as the suite of Melbourne CBD security upgrades funded by the Andrews Labor Government begin rolling out. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Police Lisa Neville, Acting Police Commissioner Andrew Crisp and Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle in Bourke Street […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

$15 Million Mernda Police Station Now Open

The new $15 million Mernda Police Station – funded by the Andrews Labor Government – opened its doors today, bolstering frontline police numbers in the area and providing local police with the state-of-the-art facilities they need to keep the community safe. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green met with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police, Northern Metropolitan Region