• Jude Perera

    Jude and his family have lived in the local area since 1989 and have been actively involved in the local community

  • NINE LEVEL CROSSING REMOVALS AND 37 NEW TRAINS FOR THE CRANBOURNE LINE

    Labor will deliver the removal of nine level crossings and 37 new trains for the Cranbourne Pakenham rail lines. Improving service and reliability for train users.

  • Contact

    As your local Member of Parliament, I'm here to assist you in any way I can. I can help you contact local services, deal with state government departments, and advise you of your rights. If I am unable to help, I'll make sure to put you in touch with someone who can.

  • Jude Perera

    Jude and his family have lived in the local area since 1989 and have been actively involved in the local community

Media Centre

Announcement of Respectful Relationships Lead Schools

Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne District today announced that Lynbrook Primary School is one of 126 schools leading the way in implementing the new Respectful Relationships program. Stemming from recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Respectful Relationships is designed to break the cycle of family violence by teaching our kids to treat everyone with respect and dignity so we can start the cultural change we need in our society. The 126 leading schools, including Lynbrook Primary School, will support other schools as they implement the program. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $21.8 million over two years to roll out this whole-of-school program to schools and early childhood services. A list of the leading schools is available here: www.education.vic.gov.au/respectfulrelationships This initiative is a significant step toward meeting our Education State targets of reducing the impact of disadvantage on achievement and getting more students to stay in education. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every community has access to a great school and every Victorian student can get a great education. Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne District “Respectful Relationships will help end the cycle of family violence by challenging the stereotypes that underpin it. As one of the 126 leading schools, Lynbrook Primary School will help us make Respectful Relationships the success we need this vital initiative to be.”   “All the evidence shows that education is the key to ending the vicious cycle of family violence, which is why teaching Respectful Relationships at school is so important.”   "This is about teaching our kids to treat everyone with respect and dignity so we can start the cultural change we need in our society to end the scourge of family violence.”

Announcement of Respectful Relationships Lead Schools

Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne District today announced that Lynbrook Primary School is one of 126 schools leading the way in implementing the new Respectful Relationships program. Stemming from recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Respectful Relationships is designed to break the cycle of family violence by teaching our kids to treat everyone with respect and dignity so we can start the cultural change we need in our society. The 126 leading schools, including Lynbrook Primary School, will support other schools as they implement the program. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $21.8 million over two years to roll out this whole-of-school program to schools and early childhood services. A list of the leading schools is available here: www.education.vic.gov.au/respectfulrelationships This initiative is a significant step toward meeting our Education State targets of reducing the impact of disadvantage on achievement and getting more students to stay in education. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every community has access to a great school and every Victorian student can get a great education. Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne District “Respectful Relationships will help end the cycle of family violence by challenging the stereotypes that underpin it. As one of the 126 leading schools, Lynbrook Primary School will help us make Respectful Relationships the success we need this vital initiative to be.”   “All the evidence shows that education is the key to ending the vicious cycle of family violence, which is why teaching Respectful Relationships at school is so important.”   "This is about teaching our kids to treat everyone with respect and dignity so we can start the cultural change we need in our society to end the scourge of family violence.”

Economic Activity And Jobs Growth The Best In The Nation

Victoria’s economy is now the only state in Australia with above trend economic growth and improving momentum, according to the latest ANZ Stateometer Report. The December report, published today by ANZ, highlights the on-going strength in the Victorian labour market which is continuing to support the State’s strong economy. This coincides with the latest jobs numbers, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which showed Victoria’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent in January, well down from the 6.6 per cent inherited from the previous government. Since the Andrews Labor Government was elected in November 2014, more than 188,000 new jobs have been created, 107,000 of which are full time. In the past twelve months, the Victorian economy has created 112,800 new jobs – 60,000 of which were full-time – to be leading the nation in jobs growth. This is more jobs than the previous government created in four years. The ANZ Stateometer reported that strong business conditions are also contributing to the state’s above trend growth. This was similarly reinforced in the NAB Monthly Business Survey released earlier this week, which showed that Victoria’s business confidence increased by 3 points to +12 – the highest of the states. The ANZ Stateometer predicts that growth in Victoria will continue, with next month’s results expected to be higher. Victoria remains one of two Australian states to hold a triple-A rating from both major credit rating agencies, with our finances in a strong and sustainable position. The ANZ Stateometer is a measure of economic performance across states and territories. It synthesises 37 monthly indicators, covering labour market conditions, household and business activity, housing and trade. Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas “Victoria’s strong AAA-rated economy continues to outperform the nation on a number of fronts, with strong economic activity and jobs growth creating opportunities for Victorians.” “Sound investments and our strong infrastructure pipeline have helped create more jobs in the past year than the previous Government created in four years.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan “We are delivering on our promise to Victorians – growing a strong economy that bolsters jobs growth and creates opportunities for all.” “This Labor Government continues to support Victorian jobs – and we are changing people’s lives for the better.”

Economic Activity And Jobs Growth The Best In The Nation

Victoria’s economy is now the only state in Australia with above trend economic growth and improving momentum, according to the latest ANZ Stateometer Report. The December report, published today by ANZ, highlights the on-going strength in the Victorian labour market which is continuing to support the State’s strong economy. This coincides with the latest jobs numbers, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which showed Victoria’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent in January, well down from the 6.6 per cent inherited from the previous government. Since the Andrews Labor Government was elected in November 2014, more than 188,000 new jobs have been created, 107,000 of which are full time. In the past twelve months, the Victorian economy has created 112,800 new jobs – 60,000 of which were full-time – to be leading the nation in jobs growth. This is more jobs than the previous government created in four years. The ANZ Stateometer reported that strong business conditions are also contributing to the state’s above trend growth. This was similarly reinforced in the NAB Monthly Business Survey released earlier this week, which showed that Victoria’s business confidence increased by 3 points to +12 – the highest of the states. The ANZ Stateometer predicts that growth in Victoria will continue, with next month’s results expected to be higher. Victoria remains one of two Australian states to hold a triple-A rating from both major credit rating agencies, with our finances in a strong and sustainable position. The ANZ Stateometer is a measure of economic performance across states and territories. It synthesises 37 monthly indicators, covering labour market conditions, household and business activity, housing and trade. Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas “Victoria’s strong AAA-rated economy continues to outperform the nation on a number of fronts, with strong economic activity and jobs growth creating opportunities for Victorians.” “Sound investments and our strong infrastructure pipeline have helped create more jobs in the past year than the previous Government created in four years.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan “We are delivering on our promise to Victorians – growing a strong economy that bolsters jobs growth and creates opportunities for all.” “This Labor Government continues to support Victorian jobs – and we are changing people’s lives for the better.”

Building Victoria’s First High Capacity Train Line

Work has begun to prepare the Cranbourne-Pakenham line for the 65 new High-Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs) being built in Victoria by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today outlined $660 million worth of upgrades that will be carried out along the entire length of Melbourne’s busiest train line and the entry to the Metro Tunnel. Over the coming years, power and signalling will be upgraded between the City Loop, Pakenham and Cranbourne. Longer platforms will be built at a total of 18 stations on the Cranbourne-Pakenham line to cater for the HCMTs, which will be 20 per cent longer than the existing fleet and carry hundreds more passengers with every trip. As part of these works, platforms at 13 existing stations will be extended, in addition to longer platforms  at the five new stations being delivered through the $1.6 billion Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project. More than 70 kilometres of overhead power lines will be rebuilt, 20 substations will be built or upgraded, and a section of track in South Dandenong will be duplicated to boost reliability and support more services. A huge new depot will be built  in Pakenham East that will include a maintenance facility, train simulators and stabling for up to 30 trains – creating 100 new ongoing local jobs. To undertake this huge program of works safely, there will be some unavoidable disruptions to train services, the first of which will see buses replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham from 1 to 5 April. The Labor Government’s 65 new HCMTs represent the largest single order of new trains in Victoria’s history. With the removal of nine level crossings, the new trains and infrastructure upgrades will increase capacity on the Cranbourne-Pakenham line by 42 per cent, creating room for 11,000 extra passengers in the peak. Just as importantly, every one of these new trains will be built in Victoria – creating 1,100 local jobs, as well as skills and opportunities for more than 150 apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets. The first HCMT will be delivered and in testing by late next year, ready to enter service in 2019. All 65 trains will be ready for the opening of the Metro Tunnel in 2026. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “We’re building Melbourne’s first high capacity train line and creating thousands of new construction jobs.” “Bigger trains, better stations, and no level crossings will get tens of thousands of  people in Melbourne’s south east home safer and sooner every day.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan “We’re getting rid of the congested level crossings and out-dated signalling that is holding our train system back.” “It will mean some disruption, but after years of inaction and neglect, we’re getting it done.”

Building Victoria’s First High Capacity Train Line

Work has begun to prepare the Cranbourne-Pakenham line for the 65 new High-Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs) being built in Victoria by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today outlined $660 million worth of upgrades that will be carried out along the entire length of Melbourne’s busiest train line and the entry to the Metro Tunnel. Over the coming years, power and signalling will be upgraded between the City Loop, Pakenham and Cranbourne. Longer platforms will be built at a total of 18 stations on the Cranbourne-Pakenham line to cater for the HCMTs, which will be 20 per cent longer than the existing fleet and carry hundreds more passengers with every trip. As part of these works, platforms at 13 existing stations will be extended, in addition to longer platforms  at the five new stations being delivered through the $1.6 billion Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project. More than 70 kilometres of overhead power lines will be rebuilt, 20 substations will be built or upgraded, and a section of track in South Dandenong will be duplicated to boost reliability and support more services. A huge new depot will be built  in Pakenham East that will include a maintenance facility, train simulators and stabling for up to 30 trains – creating 100 new ongoing local jobs. To undertake this huge program of works safely, there will be some unavoidable disruptions to train services, the first of which will see buses replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham from 1 to 5 April. The Labor Government’s 65 new HCMTs represent the largest single order of new trains in Victoria’s history. With the removal of nine level crossings, the new trains and infrastructure upgrades will increase capacity on the Cranbourne-Pakenham line by 42 per cent, creating room for 11,000 extra passengers in the peak. Just as importantly, every one of these new trains will be built in Victoria – creating 1,100 local jobs, as well as skills and opportunities for more than 150 apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets. The first HCMT will be delivered and in testing by late next year, ready to enter service in 2019. All 65 trains will be ready for the opening of the Metro Tunnel in 2026. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “We’re building Melbourne’s first high capacity train line and creating thousands of new construction jobs.” “Bigger trains, better stations, and no level crossings will get tens of thousands of  people in Melbourne’s south east home safer and sooner every day.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan “We’re getting rid of the congested level crossings and out-dated signalling that is holding our train system back.” “It will mean some disruption, but after years of inaction and neglect, we’re getting it done.”

First Round Of Emergency Volunteer Grants Announced

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino, Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny recently visited the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard’s Frankston Flotilla to congratulate successful recipients under the $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program. There are 261 grants worth over $5 million approved in the first round of the grants program. The grant funds will go towards supporting emergency services volunteers right across the state. Woolamai Surf Lifesaving Club will be the beneficiary of $225,000 for a new patrol tower at Smith’s Beach while Devon Meadows CFA will receive over $10,000 for a thermal-imaging camera and pack. This will help detect hot spots in bush and house fires and assist with search and rescue as well as hazmat incidents. The Frankston unit of Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) successfully secured grant funding for a new utility vehicle to replace their old station wagon. The unit will also receive health and safety upgrades to their building, an ICT infrastructure upgrade and a new generator. The Carrum Life Saving Club will receive $22,150 for new operational equipment including an inflatable rescue board hull. Hundreds more grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state. Applicants include CFA, VICSES, Life Saving Victoria, St John Ambulance, MSAR providers and Community Emergency Response Teams through Ambulance Victoria.  Applications are being assessed on a regular basis and will be announced in stages until the program allocation is expended in 2016-17. A list of successful grant recipients and information on how to apply for grants can be found on the Emergency Management Victoria website at www.emv.vic.gov.au/esvsgrants. Quote attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino “Victoria has more than 100,000 emergency service volunteers and the Andrews Labor Government is right behind them. We are investing in the equipment, training and facilities they need to keep our communities safe.”

First Round Of Emergency Volunteer Grants Announced

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino, Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny recently visited the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard’s Frankston Flotilla to congratulate successful recipients under the $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program. There are 261 grants worth over $5 million approved in the first round of the grants program. The grant funds will go towards supporting emergency services volunteers right across the state. Woolamai Surf Lifesaving Club will be the beneficiary of $225,000 for a new patrol tower at Smith’s Beach while Devon Meadows CFA will receive over $10,000 for a thermal-imaging camera and pack. This will help detect hot spots in bush and house fires and assist with search and rescue as well as hazmat incidents. The Frankston unit of Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) successfully secured grant funding for a new utility vehicle to replace their old station wagon. The unit will also receive health and safety upgrades to their building, an ICT infrastructure upgrade and a new generator. The Carrum Life Saving Club will receive $22,150 for new operational equipment including an inflatable rescue board hull. Hundreds more grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state. Applicants include CFA, VICSES, Life Saving Victoria, St John Ambulance, MSAR providers and Community Emergency Response Teams through Ambulance Victoria.  Applications are being assessed on a regular basis and will be announced in stages until the program allocation is expended in 2016-17. A list of successful grant recipients and information on how to apply for grants can be found on the Emergency Management Victoria website at www.emv.vic.gov.au/esvsgrants. Quote attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino “Victoria has more than 100,000 emergency service volunteers and the Andrews Labor Government is right behind them. We are investing in the equipment, training and facilities they need to keep our communities safe.”

 

On The Road To Safer Young Drivers

The Andrews Labor Government, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Museums Victoria are partnering to create a world leading Road Safety Education Complex at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced the location for the complex, a cornerstone of the Government’s $146 million Young Driver Safety Package. The complex will feature the latest in visual and digital technology to help students and the wider community understand their own vulnerability and the choices they need to make to stay safe on the roads. On top of promoting safe driving choices, the complex will illustrate new technology and thinking that will help Victoria achieve its Towards Zero vision, including driverless vehicle technology and cutting edge safe road infrastructure. It will become the permanent home to Graham, Victoria’s world-famous sculpture depicting how humans might look if they had evolved to survive road crashes. More than 20,000 secondary students are expected to visit the complex in its first year. The complex will also be open to the general public and host international road safety delegations when not in use by secondary students. A regional outreach program will also be developed to cater for students across the state who are unable to easily access the complex in central Melbourne. TAC research shows young drivers aged 18 to 25 are among the most vulnerable on our roads, accounting for 21 per cent of fatalities last year. Construction and detailed development of the complex is scheduled to commence in April and the complex is expected to be open to the public in mid-2018. Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan “We want to create a new generation of safe young drivers – that’s why we’re using the latest visual and digital technology to help them understand the choices they need to make to stay safe.” “Students will be able to experience a virtual trip down a road of the future – one that’s fitted with all the latest safety features to protect them from serious injury when they make a mistake.” Quotes attributable to Transport Accident Commission CEO Joe Calafiore “Young drivers remain sadly over represented in road trauma so it’s critical that we find new ways to get them thinking about safety before getting their licence.” “Young people learn best when the material is presented in an interactive and engaging way and that’s what this complex will deliver.” Quotes attributable to Melbourne Museum Manager Gordon White “Melbourne Museum has always been known as a world leader in exhibition development and education.” “This new complex is an exciting opportunity for us to help expand our mission – to educate and inspire – in a way that will directly connect with such an important issue as road safety.”

On The Road To Safer Young Drivers

The Andrews Labor Government, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Museums Victoria are partnering to create a world leading Road Safety Education Complex at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced the location for the complex, a cornerstone of the Government’s $146 million Young Driver Safety Package. The complex will feature the latest in visual and digital technology to help students and the wider community understand their own vulnerability and the choices they need to make to stay safe on the roads. On top of promoting safe driving choices, the complex will illustrate new technology and thinking that will help Victoria achieve its Towards Zero vision, including driverless vehicle technology and cutting edge safe road infrastructure. It will become the permanent home to Graham, Victoria’s world-famous sculpture depicting how humans might look if they had evolved to survive road crashes. More than 20,000 secondary students are expected to visit the complex in its first year. The complex will also be open to the general public and host international road safety delegations when not in use by secondary students. A regional outreach program will also be developed to cater for students across the state who are unable to easily access the complex in central Melbourne. TAC research shows young drivers aged 18 to 25 are among the most vulnerable on our roads, accounting for 21 per cent of fatalities last year. Construction and detailed development of the complex is scheduled to commence in April and the complex is expected to be open to the public in mid-2018. Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan “We want to create a new generation of safe young drivers – that’s why we’re using the latest visual and digital technology to help them understand the choices they need to make to stay safe.” “Students will be able to experience a virtual trip down a road of the future – one that’s fitted with all the latest safety features to protect them from serious injury when they make a mistake.” Quotes attributable to Transport Accident Commission CEO Joe Calafiore “Young drivers remain sadly over represented in road trauma so it’s critical that we find new ways to get them thinking about safety before getting their licence.” “Young people learn best when the material is presented in an interactive and engaging way and that’s what this complex will deliver.” Quotes attributable to Melbourne Museum Manager Gordon White “Melbourne Museum has always been known as a world leader in exhibition development and education.” “This new complex is an exciting opportunity for us to help expand our mission – to educate and inspire – in a way that will directly connect with such an important issue as road safety.”

Thompsons Road Upgrade One Step Closer To Completion

The Andrews Labor Government is a step closer to fixing the notorious Thompsons Road in Melbourne’s south-east with four companies now shortlisted for the second stage of works. BMD, CPB, Cut and Fill and Winslow have been shortlisted to submit tenders for the $175 million upgrade, with the contract due to be awarded by mid-year and construction to start before Christmas. The second stage of works includes duplication of the remaining sections from Frankston-Dandenong Road to Marriott Boulevard and from Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road to Berwick-Cranbourne Road. As part of the project, traffic lights will be built at Western Port Highway, improving traffic flow and reducing congestion for the 26,000 vehicles that use Thompsons Road each day. Over 10km of new path for cyclists and pedestrians will also be constructed, promoting healthy alternative transport options. Stage one of the Thompsons Road upgrade is well underway with works to remove the level crossing near the Merinda Park Railway Station beginning in December 2016. Stage One is expected to be completed by late 2018, with the whole project complete by mid-2019.  Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan “The calibre of the firms bidding for the project reflects the importance of the investment we are making in creating a safer and more reliable Thompsons Road.” “Our local community has been waiting a long time for this project and the Andrews Labor Government is getting on with it.” Quote attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera “Local residents are frustrated with the congestion along Thompsons Road so they end up rat running down side streets – we’re getting this upgrade done and ensuring that local streets are for local traffic only.”   

Thompsons Road Upgrade One Step Closer To Completion

The Andrews Labor Government is a step closer to fixing the notorious Thompsons Road in Melbourne’s south-east with four companies now shortlisted for the second stage of works. BMD, CPB, Cut and Fill and Winslow have been shortlisted to submit tenders for the $175 million upgrade, with the contract due to be awarded by mid-year and construction to start before Christmas. The second stage of works includes duplication of the remaining sections from Frankston-Dandenong Road to Marriott Boulevard and from Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road to Berwick-Cranbourne Road. As part of the project, traffic lights will be built at Western Port Highway, improving traffic flow and reducing congestion for the 26,000 vehicles that use Thompsons Road each day. Over 10km of new path for cyclists and pedestrians will also be constructed, promoting healthy alternative transport options. Stage one of the Thompsons Road upgrade is well underway with works to remove the level crossing near the Merinda Park Railway Station beginning in December 2016. Stage One is expected to be completed by late 2018, with the whole project complete by mid-2019.  Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan “The calibre of the firms bidding for the project reflects the importance of the investment we are making in creating a safer and more reliable Thompsons Road.” “Our local community has been waiting a long time for this project and the Andrews Labor Government is getting on with it.” Quote attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera “Local residents are frustrated with the congestion along Thompsons Road so they end up rat running down side streets – we’re getting this upgrade done and ensuring that local streets are for local traffic only.”   

New Secure Facility To Keep Victoria Safe

The Andrews Labor Government will build a 20-bed secure facility to house Victoria’s most serious adult offenders with Ararat announced as the preferred location. The facility, to be located next to Hopkins Correctional Centre, will accommodate sex offenders and violent offenders who are not yet suitable to be released into the community after they complete their sentence. The facility is part of the Labor Government’s response to the landmark Harper Report into the post-sentence management of serious offenders, which was released last year. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney visited Ararat this morning, where she met with the Ararat Rural City Council, Victoria Police and members of the community who have been consulted on the decision. A new community advisory group, which will include members of the local council and community, Corrections Victoria and Victoria Police will also be set up to spearhead consultation with the local community. The purpose-built site will be a step-up up from Corella Place, also located at Hopkins, featuring a secure perimeter and a multi-disciplinary team of staff who will maintain a safe environment. As recommended by the Harper Review, the courts will determine which offenders are placed at the facility, and the Government will expand the post-sentence scheme to include violent offenders. Legislation to support the reforms will be introduced into Parliament before the new site is operational. The Harper Review was undertaken in response to the tragic murder of 17-year-old Masa Vukotic. It builds on significant action taken in the last two years to toughen the law to provide stronger oversight and management of serious offenders, including: a specialist response unit, with senior Corrections Victoria staff, Victoria Police detectives and intelligence analysts expanded accommodation for serious sex offenders, with a new facility set up within the Langi Kal Kal prison precinct changes to bail laws, so there is a presumption that offenders on the post-sentence scheme who are charged with an indictable offence won’t get bail expanding supervision orders for serious sex offenders to prohibit violent acts Up to 100 jobs will be created during construction, which will begin in the second half of the year. A further 50 jobs will be created when the secure facility open by the end of 2018. Quotes attributable to Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney “We promised to fix the system and that’s exactly what we’re doing.” “This new purpose-built, secure facility will house 20 of the state’s most serious offenders, keeping the community safe, monitoring serious offenders and breaking the cycle of reoffending.” “This is an important part of our response to the Harper Review, and we’re working day after day to implement the recommendations.”

New Secure Facility To Keep Victoria Safe

The Andrews Labor Government will build a 20-bed secure facility to house Victoria’s most serious adult offenders with Ararat announced as the preferred location. The facility, to be located next to Hopkins Correctional Centre, will accommodate sex offenders and violent offenders who are not yet suitable to be released into the community after they complete their sentence. The facility is part of the Labor Government’s response to the landmark Harper Report into the post-sentence management of serious offenders, which was released last year. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney visited Ararat this morning, where she met with the Ararat Rural City Council, Victoria Police and members of the community who have been consulted on the decision. A new community advisory group, which will include members of the local council and community, Corrections Victoria and Victoria Police will also be set up to spearhead consultation with the local community. The purpose-built site will be a step-up up from Corella Place, also located at Hopkins, featuring a secure perimeter and a multi-disciplinary team of staff who will maintain a safe environment. As recommended by the Harper Review, the courts will determine which offenders are placed at the facility, and the Government will expand the post-sentence scheme to include violent offenders. Legislation to support the reforms will be introduced into Parliament before the new site is operational. The Harper Review was undertaken in response to the tragic murder of 17-year-old Masa Vukotic. It builds on significant action taken in the last two years to toughen the law to provide stronger oversight and management of serious offenders, including: a specialist response unit, with senior Corrections Victoria staff, Victoria Police detectives and intelligence analysts expanded accommodation for serious sex offenders, with a new facility set up within the Langi Kal Kal prison precinct changes to bail laws, so there is a presumption that offenders on the post-sentence scheme who are charged with an indictable offence won’t get bail expanding supervision orders for serious sex offenders to prohibit violent acts Up to 100 jobs will be created during construction, which will begin in the second half of the year. A further 50 jobs will be created when the secure facility open by the end of 2018. Quotes attributable to Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney “We promised to fix the system and that’s exactly what we’re doing.” “This new purpose-built, secure facility will house 20 of the state’s most serious offenders, keeping the community safe, monitoring serious offenders and breaking the cycle of reoffending.” “This is an important part of our response to the Harper Review, and we’re working day after day to implement the recommendations.”

Liberals Plan To Kill Jobs And Increase Power Prices

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy’s plan to scrap Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) will put thousands of jobs at risk – while significantly increasing power prices and pollution. VRET is providing investment certainty that will drive $9 billion in investment in renewables and large-scale energy storage – creating 11,000 new jobs, cutting the cost of power for Victorians and enhancing grid resilience. The vast majority of these jobs will be in regional Victoria. We’ve already seen $450 million invested in a 240MW wind farm in Ararat – a project which will create 165 jobs in the region. The Andrews Labor Government has also supported a further $220 million investment into two new wind farms which will begin construction this year, bringing hundreds more jobs into regional Victoria, and invested $5 million towards the deployment of grid enhancing utility storage. Mr Guy’s announcement comes on the same day that industry and environmentalists called on state and federal governments to get on with the job of ensuring a reliable, affordable and clean energy supply for all Australians. The Labor Government remains ready to work with state and federal counterparts on a cohesive strategy moving forward, but there are challenges which we must face. Reports today indicate Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg deliberately misled the Australian people on the cause of the South Australian blackout in September 2016 – ignoring advice from their own experts that the blackout was caused by unprecedented storm damage to the network, and renewables were not to blame. Experts agree that greater investment in renewable energy will lower prices, create jobs and significantly reduce emissions – making it hard to understand the Liberal and National push to move away from renewables and go ‘all in’ on ultra-supercritical coal. Recent analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that supercritical coal is the most expensive form of new supply, is inflexible and highly emissions intensive. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio   “Matthew Guy’s plan will kill thousands of jobs, increase electricity prices and send emissions soaring. He's just shown every Victorian he's Malcolm's Guy, no matter how many jobs it costs.” “Malcolm Turnbull can’t keep using renewables as a scapegoat – over the weekend NSW, one of the most coal dependent states in the world, came very close to a blackout.” “No matter how hard Malcolm Turnbull pushes, industry is saying that new coal-fired power stations won’t be built. Business groups have slammed the proposal because it’s bad for business and bad for the environment.” 

Liberals Plan To Kill Jobs And Increase Power Prices

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy’s plan to scrap Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) will put thousands of jobs at risk – while significantly increasing power prices and pollution. VRET is providing investment certainty that will drive $9 billion in investment in renewables and large-scale energy storage – creating 11,000 new jobs, cutting the cost of power for Victorians and enhancing grid resilience. The vast majority of these jobs will be in regional Victoria. We’ve already seen $450 million invested in a 240MW wind farm in Ararat – a project which will create 165 jobs in the region. The Andrews Labor Government has also supported a further $220 million investment into two new wind farms which will begin construction this year, bringing hundreds more jobs into regional Victoria, and invested $5 million towards the deployment of grid enhancing utility storage. Mr Guy’s announcement comes on the same day that industry and environmentalists called on state and federal governments to get on with the job of ensuring a reliable, affordable and clean energy supply for all Australians. The Labor Government remains ready to work with state and federal counterparts on a cohesive strategy moving forward, but there are challenges which we must face. Reports today indicate Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg deliberately misled the Australian people on the cause of the South Australian blackout in September 2016 – ignoring advice from their own experts that the blackout was caused by unprecedented storm damage to the network, and renewables were not to blame. Experts agree that greater investment in renewable energy will lower prices, create jobs and significantly reduce emissions – making it hard to understand the Liberal and National push to move away from renewables and go ‘all in’ on ultra-supercritical coal. Recent analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that supercritical coal is the most expensive form of new supply, is inflexible and highly emissions intensive. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio   “Matthew Guy’s plan will kill thousands of jobs, increase electricity prices and send emissions soaring. He's just shown every Victorian he's Malcolm's Guy, no matter how many jobs it costs.” “Malcolm Turnbull can’t keep using renewables as a scapegoat – over the weekend NSW, one of the most coal dependent states in the world, came very close to a blackout.” “No matter how hard Malcolm Turnbull pushes, industry is saying that new coal-fired power stations won’t be built. Business groups have slammed the proposal because it’s bad for business and bad for the environment.”