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More Life-Saving Defibs For Grassroots Sports Clubs

Victorian sports clubs have another chance to apply for a new defibrillator and help save the lives of players, volunteers or spectators who suffer a cardiac arrest. Minister for Sport John Eren joined St John Ambulance Victoria Chief Executive Officer Gordon Botwright today to announce that applications are open for the third round of the $2.7 million Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program. The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the roll out of 1,000 life-saving defibrillators to clubs and facilities across the state. Our defibrillator roll out has been a huge success – already delivering nearly 600 defibrillators to clubs representing more than 50 different sports. That means there are just over 400 defibrillators and training packages still up for grabs, so there’s no time to waste. Clubs in the booming outer suburbs where record numbers of people are joining up, including Hume, Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Ranges, are being urged to apply. Defibrillators at local sports clubs keep players safe and spectators protected, but they’re also a vital tool for the community. The use of public defibrillators for cardiac arrests has soared four-fold from 2.8 per cent in 2006/07 to 11 per cent in 2015/16. Sporting clubs who already have a defibrillator are encouraged to register them with Ambulance Victoria. For more information or to apply online visit www.sport.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren “My cardiac arrest changed my life. I know only too well just how important it is to have a defibrillator nearby.” “The great news is that more bystanders than ever are stepping in to save lives, and we want more clubs to have the right equipment and training in case an emergency strikes.” Quotes attributable to St John Ambulance Victoria Chief Executive Officer Gordon Botwright “Without a defibrillator close by, the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest is somewhere between two and five per cent. When a defibrillator is used within the first few minutes the rate of survival can rise to 70 per cent.” “We are proud to partner with the Victorian Government in equipping the local community with lifesaving equipment and skills.”      

More Life-Saving Defibs For Grassroots Sports Clubs

Victorian sports clubs have another chance to apply for a new defibrillator and help save the lives of players, volunteers or spectators who suffer a cardiac arrest. Minister for Sport John Eren joined St John Ambulance Victoria Chief Executive Officer Gordon Botwright today to announce that applications are open for the third round of the $2.7 million Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program. The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the roll out of 1,000 life-saving defibrillators to clubs and facilities across the state. Our defibrillator roll out has been a huge success – already delivering nearly 600 defibrillators to clubs representing more than 50 different sports. That means there are just over 400 defibrillators and training packages still up for grabs, so there’s no time to waste. Clubs in the booming outer suburbs where record numbers of people are joining up, including Hume, Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Ranges, are being urged to apply. Defibrillators at local sports clubs keep players safe and spectators protected, but they’re also a vital tool for the community. The use of public defibrillators for cardiac arrests has soared four-fold from 2.8 per cent in 2006/07 to 11 per cent in 2015/16. Sporting clubs who already have a defibrillator are encouraged to register them with Ambulance Victoria. For more information or to apply online visit www.sport.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren “My cardiac arrest changed my life. I know only too well just how important it is to have a defibrillator nearby.” “The great news is that more bystanders than ever are stepping in to save lives, and we want more clubs to have the right equipment and training in case an emergency strikes.” Quotes attributable to St John Ambulance Victoria Chief Executive Officer Gordon Botwright “Without a defibrillator close by, the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest is somewhere between two and five per cent. When a defibrillator is used within the first few minutes the rate of survival can rise to 70 per cent.” “We are proud to partner with the Victorian Government in equipping the local community with lifesaving equipment and skills.”      

New Laws To Stamp Out Violence At Public Events

The Andrews Labor Government today introduced new public order laws and harsher penalties to stamp out violence at protests or public events. The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Public Order) Bill 2016 will include new statutory offences of affray and violent disorder, and additional police powers to keep the community safe. The Control of Weapons Act currently allows the Chief Commissioner of Police to designate an area where there is a likelihood of violence or disorder involving weapons. Within those zones, police have the power to search any person or vehicle within the designated area. Under the Government’s changes, within a designated area, police will also be able to direct a person to remove a face covering if it is being worn to hide their identity or to stop the effects of capsicum spray. Police will also be able to direct a person to leave the designated area if they reasonably believe the person intends to commit affray or violent disorder. The common law offences of rout, riot and affray will be replaced by statutory offences of affray and violent disorder in the Crimes Act. Affray is when a person uses or threatens unlawful violence and whose conduct would cause another person at the scene to be terrified. This offence will have a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, and that increases to seven years jail if it’s committed while wearing a face covering. Violent Disorder is when six or more people use unlawful violence together which causes injury to a person or people, or causes damage to property. It carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, or 15 years if committed while wearing a face covering. These reforms will remove out-dated and confusing language currently used in the common law offences and will make it easier for police to use the laws. The Summary Offences Act 1966 will also be amended to require local governments to consult with police when considering any application for a permit that would facilitate a protest. Quotes attributable to Attorney-General Martin Pakula “Victorians deserve to feel safe at public events. That’s why we’re arming police with stronger laws to deal with people who are violent or threaten community safety.” “Violent behaviour won’t be tolerated. We’re cracking down on troublemakers who use facemasks to hide from the law.” Quote attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville “These laws respect the right of Victorians to engage in peaceful protest, whilst ensuring that police can deal with people who seek to disrupt peaceful protests and other events.”

New Laws To Stamp Out Violence At Public Events

The Andrews Labor Government today introduced new public order laws and harsher penalties to stamp out violence at protests or public events. The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Public Order) Bill 2016 will include new statutory offences of affray and violent disorder, and additional police powers to keep the community safe. The Control of Weapons Act currently allows the Chief Commissioner of Police to designate an area where there is a likelihood of violence or disorder involving weapons. Within those zones, police have the power to search any person or vehicle within the designated area. Under the Government’s changes, within a designated area, police will also be able to direct a person to remove a face covering if it is being worn to hide their identity or to stop the effects of capsicum spray. Police will also be able to direct a person to leave the designated area if they reasonably believe the person intends to commit affray or violent disorder. The common law offences of rout, riot and affray will be replaced by statutory offences of affray and violent disorder in the Crimes Act. Affray is when a person uses or threatens unlawful violence and whose conduct would cause another person at the scene to be terrified. This offence will have a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, and that increases to seven years jail if it’s committed while wearing a face covering. Violent Disorder is when six or more people use unlawful violence together which causes injury to a person or people, or causes damage to property. It carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, or 15 years if committed while wearing a face covering. These reforms will remove out-dated and confusing language currently used in the common law offences and will make it easier for police to use the laws. The Summary Offences Act 1966 will also be amended to require local governments to consult with police when considering any application for a permit that would facilitate a protest. Quotes attributable to Attorney-General Martin Pakula “Victorians deserve to feel safe at public events. That’s why we’re arming police with stronger laws to deal with people who are violent or threaten community safety.” “Violent behaviour won’t be tolerated. We’re cracking down on troublemakers who use facemasks to hide from the law.” Quote attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville “These laws respect the right of Victorians to engage in peaceful protest, whilst ensuring that police can deal with people who seek to disrupt peaceful protests and other events.”

Launch Of The Independent Office To Resolve School Disputes

In an Australian-first, Victorian families will have access to an Independent Office responsible for resolving the most complex and difficult school disputes. Minister for Education James Merlino launched the new Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution at an event at Parliament today and said that the Office would provide a dispute resolution process for schools and families that will aim to achieve a shared agreement. The Independent Office is designed to resolve disputes concerning school-based decisions or actions.  Matters that may come to the Office include issues of access and inclusion, wellbeing and engagement, management of medical conditions, responses to bullying, appropriate setting for students at risk or disengaged students. Francis Handy will chair the new Office having worked in the public and private sectors in Australia, the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. He has more than 20 years’ experience in dispute resolution, including work in schools. Two experienced deputy chairs have also been appointed: Jo-Anne Mazzeo, a dispute resolution lawyer with a background in mental health and disability law, and Treasure Jennings, an expert in dispute resolution with a wealth of experience as the Public Transport Ombudsman. They will be supported by 13 other Independent Office members with expertise in primary and secondary education as well as a range of other areas likely to come before the office including family disputes, vulnerable children, disability, mental health, LGBTI issues and Koorie engagement. The members will come together on a case-by-case basis depending on the nature of a dispute with the aim of finding an outcome agreeable to all sides. For more on the new service visit the website: www.schoolresolution.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “By boosting complaint resolution services in our schools, more complaints will be resolved quickly and fairly. This is better for the student, the parents and the school.” “When the Liberals were in Government they did nothing to improve dispute resolution processes for parents and students. Thanks to the Andrews Labor Government parents will have a voice in resolving complex and difficult disputes.” Quotes attributable to Parents Victoria President Sharron Healy "Parents Victoria applaud the introduction of the Independent Office as a long-awaited systemic improvement for school complaint resolution." "Independence in resolving our toughest cases is vital to finding a solution all parties will be happy with.  After fighting for this for over ten years, Parents Victoria is pleased that we finally have an independent avenue for school disputes."

Launch Of The Independent Office To Resolve School Disputes

In an Australian-first, Victorian families will have access to an Independent Office responsible for resolving the most complex and difficult school disputes. Minister for Education James Merlino launched the new Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution at an event at Parliament today and said that the Office would provide a dispute resolution process for schools and families that will aim to achieve a shared agreement. The Independent Office is designed to resolve disputes concerning school-based decisions or actions.  Matters that may come to the Office include issues of access and inclusion, wellbeing and engagement, management of medical conditions, responses to bullying, appropriate setting for students at risk or disengaged students. Francis Handy will chair the new Office having worked in the public and private sectors in Australia, the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. He has more than 20 years’ experience in dispute resolution, including work in schools. Two experienced deputy chairs have also been appointed: Jo-Anne Mazzeo, a dispute resolution lawyer with a background in mental health and disability law, and Treasure Jennings, an expert in dispute resolution with a wealth of experience as the Public Transport Ombudsman. They will be supported by 13 other Independent Office members with expertise in primary and secondary education as well as a range of other areas likely to come before the office including family disputes, vulnerable children, disability, mental health, LGBTI issues and Koorie engagement. The members will come together on a case-by-case basis depending on the nature of a dispute with the aim of finding an outcome agreeable to all sides. For more on the new service visit the website: www.schoolresolution.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “By boosting complaint resolution services in our schools, more complaints will be resolved quickly and fairly. This is better for the student, the parents and the school.” “When the Liberals were in Government they did nothing to improve dispute resolution processes for parents and students. Thanks to the Andrews Labor Government parents will have a voice in resolving complex and difficult disputes.” Quotes attributable to Parents Victoria President Sharron Healy "Parents Victoria applaud the introduction of the Independent Office as a long-awaited systemic improvement for school complaint resolution." "Independence in resolving our toughest cases is vital to finding a solution all parties will be happy with.  After fighting for this for over ten years, Parents Victoria is pleased that we finally have an independent avenue for school disputes."

New organics processing contracts to divert waste from landfill

The Andrews Labor Government is diverting more than half a million tonnes of food and garden waste away from Melbourne’s landfills annually. Jude Perera MP today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, that a major agreement have been secured to complete a network of organic processing facilities across Melbourne. City of Casey Council has joined with Bayside, Cardinia, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash Councils and has signed contracts with Veolia Environmental Services, Cleanaway and Sacyr Industrial to process organics. The agreement will ensure Melbourne’s organics processing network is on track to exceed the target set out in the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan to build an extra 400,000 tonnes of capacity to process organics by 2021. This will create up to 100 jobs during construction and establishment of the compost facility and between 25 to 30 positions on-going. The significant increase in the capacity of Melbourne’s organics processing network opens up opportunities for councils to expand kerbside green waste collections to include food waste and provides sufficient capacity for business and industry to be able to divert commercial food waste away from landfill. Diverting food and garden waste from landfills means that methane produced during decomposition is not released to the atmosphere where it is a major greenhouse gas. Methane released to the atmosphere is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide which traps heat and contributes to climate change. By 2042 it is projected waste volumes will grow from 10.4 million to 16.5 million tonnes each year (a 63 per cent increase). The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan came into effect on 6 October 2016 and is now being put into action. Quotes attributable to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to ensure that organic waste is diverted from landfill, and these two large contracts will go a long way to taking tonnes of food and garden waste out of Melbourne’s landfill.” “Increasing the recovery of organic waste is one of four key strategic objectives of the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan.” Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP, Member for Cranbourne “Organic waste comprises about 42 per cent of the waste homes and businesses send to landfill, these new contracts, part of a growing network of facilities, will allow us to divert organic waste away from Melbourne’s landfills and turn it into useful end products such as compost”.

New organics processing contracts to divert waste from landfill

The Andrews Labor Government is diverting more than half a million tonnes of food and garden waste away from Melbourne’s landfills annually. Jude Perera MP today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, that a major agreement have been secured to complete a network of organic processing facilities across Melbourne. City of Casey Council has joined with Bayside, Cardinia, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash Councils and has signed contracts with Veolia Environmental Services, Cleanaway and Sacyr Industrial to process organics. The agreement will ensure Melbourne’s organics processing network is on track to exceed the target set out in the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan to build an extra 400,000 tonnes of capacity to process organics by 2021. This will create up to 100 jobs during construction and establishment of the compost facility and between 25 to 30 positions on-going. The significant increase in the capacity of Melbourne’s organics processing network opens up opportunities for councils to expand kerbside green waste collections to include food waste and provides sufficient capacity for business and industry to be able to divert commercial food waste away from landfill. Diverting food and garden waste from landfills means that methane produced during decomposition is not released to the atmosphere where it is a major greenhouse gas. Methane released to the atmosphere is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide which traps heat and contributes to climate change. By 2042 it is projected waste volumes will grow from 10.4 million to 16.5 million tonnes each year (a 63 per cent increase). The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan came into effect on 6 October 2016 and is now being put into action. Quotes attributable to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to ensure that organic waste is diverted from landfill, and these two large contracts will go a long way to taking tonnes of food and garden waste out of Melbourne’s landfill.” “Increasing the recovery of organic waste is one of four key strategic objectives of the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan.” Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP, Member for Cranbourne “Organic waste comprises about 42 per cent of the waste homes and businesses send to landfill, these new contracts, part of a growing network of facilities, will allow us to divert organic waste away from Melbourne’s landfills and turn it into useful end products such as compost”.

 

Statement On Multicultural Australia

It is beyond ironic that Malcolm Turnbull is moving to water down race hate laws on Harmony Day. We strongly condemn any changes which suggest it is okay to be racially insulting or offensive, or even humiliate someone because of their background. Just yesterday, Mr Turnbull promised to nurture Australia’s diversity with the launch of a new multicultural statement. That statement is rendered meaningless if he is simultaneously clearing a path for bigots and bigotry. The Andrews Labor Government fully supports the Racial Discrimination Act – and will continue to do so. We will review Victoria’s Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 to consider ways to strengthen legislative protections, should the Federal Coalition be successful with their amendments. I remain disappointed with Opposition Leader Matthew Guy’s silence on the issue. When he was the Multicultural Affairs Minister, he said: “There should be no changes to the Federal Racial Discrimination Act.” It is time for Mr Guy to stand up for the values he was once proud to support. The Victorian Government will stand with people of good will to defend our multicultural communities. Because we are Victorian. And proud of it

Statement On Multicultural Australia

It is beyond ironic that Malcolm Turnbull is moving to water down race hate laws on Harmony Day. We strongly condemn any changes which suggest it is okay to be racially insulting or offensive, or even humiliate someone because of their background. Just yesterday, Mr Turnbull promised to nurture Australia’s diversity with the launch of a new multicultural statement. That statement is rendered meaningless if he is simultaneously clearing a path for bigots and bigotry. The Andrews Labor Government fully supports the Racial Discrimination Act – and will continue to do so. We will review Victoria’s Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 to consider ways to strengthen legislative protections, should the Federal Coalition be successful with their amendments. I remain disappointed with Opposition Leader Matthew Guy’s silence on the issue. When he was the Multicultural Affairs Minister, he said: “There should be no changes to the Federal Racial Discrimination Act.” It is time for Mr Guy to stand up for the values he was once proud to support. The Victorian Government will stand with people of good will to defend our multicultural communities. Because we are Victorian. And proud of it

Keeping Victorians Safe On Our Roads

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today opened the Towards Zero Road Safety Conference 2017 bringing together Victoria's Highway Patrol workforce to focus on improving safety on our roads and reducing road trauma. In Victoria someone is killed or suffers serious injuries as a result of road trauma every two hours. It is this harm that has led to the Towards Zero Road Safety strategy and will be the focus of the conference. The Andrews Labor Government has committed $1.1 billion over five years for the Towards Zero Strategy, which seeks to deliver safer roads, safer drivers and safer vehicles. One of the key factors in keeping people safe on our roads is the age and safety features of a car. Today Ms Neville and Victoria Police revealed the second generation Guardian Highway Patrol vehicle which will again be used to highlight to the community the importance of safety features. The Mercedes Benz E43 AMG is a semi-autonomous vehicle with improved safety features including attention-assist driver-fatigue detection system, active bonnet pedestrian safety and 360-degree surround view camera. The new model will replace the GLE63, which was used as an operational Highway Patrol vehicle across all policing divisions while on loan for 12 months. The Guardian was displayed at more than 50 community events, giving Highway Patrol officers the chance to promote the importance of modern motor vehicle safety features. One of the other key factors in reducing harm on our roads is getting dangerous drivers off the road. The Labor Government has provided additional funding for more drug testing of drivers which will see 100,000 drug tests conducted on our roads. In addition the Labor Government has provided funding for every Highway Patrol car to be fitted with auto number plate recognition technology to ensure those people who are unlicensed, have interlock requirements, and those with unregistered cars are captured and taken off the road. The Labor Government is also investing $380 million to improve the state’s highest-risk roads, $340 million towards safety infrastructure improvements on rural and regional roads and $146 million to implement the Young Driver Safety Package. Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville “It’s unacceptable that 291 people lost their lives on Victorian roads last year and that thousands more suffered life-changing injuries.” “There have already been 48 deaths across the state so far this year, and that’s 48 too many.” “The new Guardian gives police a high-profile tool to help make our roads safer and to promote the benefits of purchasing cars with modern safety features.”

Keeping Victorians Safe On Our Roads

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today opened the Towards Zero Road Safety Conference 2017 bringing together Victoria's Highway Patrol workforce to focus on improving safety on our roads and reducing road trauma. In Victoria someone is killed or suffers serious injuries as a result of road trauma every two hours. It is this harm that has led to the Towards Zero Road Safety strategy and will be the focus of the conference. The Andrews Labor Government has committed $1.1 billion over five years for the Towards Zero Strategy, which seeks to deliver safer roads, safer drivers and safer vehicles. One of the key factors in keeping people safe on our roads is the age and safety features of a car. Today Ms Neville and Victoria Police revealed the second generation Guardian Highway Patrol vehicle which will again be used to highlight to the community the importance of safety features. The Mercedes Benz E43 AMG is a semi-autonomous vehicle with improved safety features including attention-assist driver-fatigue detection system, active bonnet pedestrian safety and 360-degree surround view camera. The new model will replace the GLE63, which was used as an operational Highway Patrol vehicle across all policing divisions while on loan for 12 months. The Guardian was displayed at more than 50 community events, giving Highway Patrol officers the chance to promote the importance of modern motor vehicle safety features. One of the other key factors in reducing harm on our roads is getting dangerous drivers off the road. The Labor Government has provided additional funding for more drug testing of drivers which will see 100,000 drug tests conducted on our roads. In addition the Labor Government has provided funding for every Highway Patrol car to be fitted with auto number plate recognition technology to ensure those people who are unlicensed, have interlock requirements, and those with unregistered cars are captured and taken off the road. The Labor Government is also investing $380 million to improve the state’s highest-risk roads, $340 million towards safety infrastructure improvements on rural and regional roads and $146 million to implement the Young Driver Safety Package. Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville “It’s unacceptable that 291 people lost their lives on Victorian roads last year and that thousands more suffered life-changing injuries.” “There have already been 48 deaths across the state so far this year, and that’s 48 too many.” “The new Guardian gives police a high-profile tool to help make our roads safer and to promote the benefits of purchasing cars with modern safety features.”

Community Correction Order Laws In Force

New laws preventing courts from using community correction orders (CCOs) as a sentencing option for the most serious crimes, such as rape and murder, come into force today. Attorney-General Martin Pakula introduced the new laws in October last year to better align sentencing with community expectations. The Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Act 2016 will tighten the sentencing regime which was broadened under the former Liberal Government and may have resulted in CCOs being imposed in cases where a term of imprisonment would have been more appropriate. The new laws will apply to crimes committed from today and will prevent the use of CCOs and other non-custodial orders for ten serious category 1 offences, including: murder rape persistent sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16 sexual penetration of a child under the age of 12 incest (where the victim is under 18) causing serious injury intentionally in circumstances of gross violence causing serious injury recklessly in circumstances of gross violence rape by compelling sexual penetration trafficking a large commercial quantity of a drug of dependence cultivating a large commercial quantity of a drug of dependence. CCOs and other non-custodial orders are now no longer permitted for category 2 offences except where special reasons apply, for example if the offender is suffering from impaired mental functioning. Category 2 offences include manslaughter, child homicide, kidnapping and intentionally causing serious injury. From today, the length of imprisonment that can be combined with a CCO has been halved from two years to one year or less. A non-parole period cannot be fixed as part of a combined order, meaning offenders must serve their full term of imprisonment before beginning their CCO. The maximum length that a CCO can now be imposed is five years. Previously a CCO could be imposed for up to the maximum term of imprisonment for the relevant offence. Quotes attributable to Attorney-General Martin Pakula “Our laws will stop the most serious offenders from getting community correction orders – and that’s what the community expects.” “CCOs are no longer a sentencing option for cases including rape, child sexual abuse and commercial drug trafficking. The only appropriate sentence for these serious crimes is a prison sentence.”

Community Correction Order Laws In Force

New laws preventing courts from using community correction orders (CCOs) as a sentencing option for the most serious crimes, such as rape and murder, come into force today. Attorney-General Martin Pakula introduced the new laws in October last year to better align sentencing with community expectations. The Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Act 2016 will tighten the sentencing regime which was broadened under the former Liberal Government and may have resulted in CCOs being imposed in cases where a term of imprisonment would have been more appropriate. The new laws will apply to crimes committed from today and will prevent the use of CCOs and other non-custodial orders for ten serious category 1 offences, including: murder rape persistent sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16 sexual penetration of a child under the age of 12 incest (where the victim is under 18) causing serious injury intentionally in circumstances of gross violence causing serious injury recklessly in circumstances of gross violence rape by compelling sexual penetration trafficking a large commercial quantity of a drug of dependence cultivating a large commercial quantity of a drug of dependence. CCOs and other non-custodial orders are now no longer permitted for category 2 offences except where special reasons apply, for example if the offender is suffering from impaired mental functioning. Category 2 offences include manslaughter, child homicide, kidnapping and intentionally causing serious injury. From today, the length of imprisonment that can be combined with a CCO has been halved from two years to one year or less. A non-parole period cannot be fixed as part of a combined order, meaning offenders must serve their full term of imprisonment before beginning their CCO. The maximum length that a CCO can now be imposed is five years. Previously a CCO could be imposed for up to the maximum term of imprisonment for the relevant offence. Quotes attributable to Attorney-General Martin Pakula “Our laws will stop the most serious offenders from getting community correction orders – and that’s what the community expects.” “CCOs are no longer a sentencing option for cases including rape, child sexual abuse and commercial drug trafficking. The only appropriate sentence for these serious crimes is a prison sentence.”

Skilled Jobs Bringing High Capacity Metro Trains To Life

Victoria’s future engineers and skilled tradespeople will play a crucial role in building Melbourne’s 65 next generation High Capacity Metro Trains, as the Andrews Labor Government puts more young people to work. Visiting Downer EDI’s Newport Rail Yard today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced 15 per cent of work on the $2 billion project will be completed by local apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets. The previous Liberal Government planned to send train building jobs to South Korea, following in the footsteps of Liberal Governments in New South Wales and Queensland who offshored the building of new trains. As a result of the Labor Government’s commitment to local jobs and local content – these trains will be built in Victoria, for Victoria, creating 1,100 high-skilled new jobs. The next generation will also get jobs and skills, with the Labor Government’s Major Projects Skills Guarantee set to create 51 job opportunities for apprentices, 40 positions for trainees and five for cadets. Downer EDI is also commencing a $16 million upgrade to its Newport facilities which will create an additional 50 jobs during construction. More than 740 apprentices and trainees have been recruited in the first 12 months of the Guarantee – giving young Victorians the chance to shape the state’s major projects and develop skills for the future. The Guarantee requires contractors on projects worth more than $20 million to ensure at least 10 per cent of their workforce is made up of apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets. In its first 12 months, the Guarantee has been applied to 15 major government projects worth $5.3 billion. Over time it will be applied to a further 38 major projects worth $28 billion. Victoria’s record investment in infrastructure is set to create more than 20,000 jobs – including 4,500 jobs for level crossing removals, 4,700 jobs for the Metro Tunnel project and 5,600 on the Western Distributor. We’re giving young Victorians opportunities to thrive in the workforce and play a critical role in shaping some of the state’s biggest projects. Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan “We’re giving young people opportunities on some of the state’s biggest projects – giving them valuable experience and setting up a skilled workforce for the future.” “It’s great to come face to face with some of the young people who are bringing the High Capacity Metro Trains Project to life.” Quote attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan “We’re giving young workers and those reskilling a head start in their new careers, while we deliver new trains to carry more people as Victoria grows.”

Skilled Jobs Bringing High Capacity Metro Trains To Life

Victoria’s future engineers and skilled tradespeople will play a crucial role in building Melbourne’s 65 next generation High Capacity Metro Trains, as the Andrews Labor Government puts more young people to work. Visiting Downer EDI’s Newport Rail Yard today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced 15 per cent of work on the $2 billion project will be completed by local apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets. The previous Liberal Government planned to send train building jobs to South Korea, following in the footsteps of Liberal Governments in New South Wales and Queensland who offshored the building of new trains. As a result of the Labor Government’s commitment to local jobs and local content – these trains will be built in Victoria, for Victoria, creating 1,100 high-skilled new jobs. The next generation will also get jobs and skills, with the Labor Government’s Major Projects Skills Guarantee set to create 51 job opportunities for apprentices, 40 positions for trainees and five for cadets. Downer EDI is also commencing a $16 million upgrade to its Newport facilities which will create an additional 50 jobs during construction. More than 740 apprentices and trainees have been recruited in the first 12 months of the Guarantee – giving young Victorians the chance to shape the state’s major projects and develop skills for the future. The Guarantee requires contractors on projects worth more than $20 million to ensure at least 10 per cent of their workforce is made up of apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets. In its first 12 months, the Guarantee has been applied to 15 major government projects worth $5.3 billion. Over time it will be applied to a further 38 major projects worth $28 billion. Victoria’s record investment in infrastructure is set to create more than 20,000 jobs – including 4,500 jobs for level crossing removals, 4,700 jobs for the Metro Tunnel project and 5,600 on the Western Distributor. We’re giving young Victorians opportunities to thrive in the workforce and play a critical role in shaping some of the state’s biggest projects. Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan “We’re giving young people opportunities on some of the state’s biggest projects – giving them valuable experience and setting up a skilled workforce for the future.” “It’s great to come face to face with some of the young people who are bringing the High Capacity Metro Trains Project to life.” Quote attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan “We’re giving young workers and those reskilling a head start in their new careers, while we deliver new trains to carry more people as Victoria grows.”