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More Ambulances Arriving Sooner Thanks To Record Investment

More ambulances are arriving at emergencies sooner with Victoria’s ambulance response times the quickest they have been in five years. The latest Ambulance Victoria response time data, released today, shows ambulances are now arriving at Code One emergency cases faster than the same time last..

Strong Force: Annual Report Confirms Police Numbers Up

The Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in police has seen a huge increase in police numbers over the last two years, with hundreds of new sworn officers joining the force. The Victoria Police Annual Report 2015/16 tabled today shows Victoria had 13,188 Full Time Equivalent..

New Laws To Better Protect Victorian Children

The Andrews Labor Government today introduced new laws to better protect Victorian children by strengthening Working with Children Checks. The Working with Children Amendment Bill 2016 will make the application process more rigorous, addressing five key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to..

Win For Firefighters And Community Safety

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the decision of Volunteer Firefighter Brigades Victoria (VFBV) to withdraw proceedings against the CFA in the Supreme Court of Victoria. This means the enterprise agreement between the CFA and its workforce can now be put to a vote of career..

Safer Streets: New Police And Custody Officers

Another 19 police officers and 21 Police Custody Officers (PCOs) will join the force from next week as Victoria Police and the Andrews Labor Government continue to deliver the resources needed to keep the community safe. Visiting the Victoria Police Academy in Glen Waverley today,..

Growing Jobs In Victoria For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has helped create 300 new jobs in Melbourne’s east with the official launch of the first Australian customer support centre for global business services leader, Teleperformance. Bringing work to Australia that was previously done offshore, Teleperformance is the first company to..

NEW JOBS, UPGRADED FACILITIES, BETTER OUTCOMES FOR KIDS

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in the early childhood sector, providing new jobs and building new children’s facilities to give them the best start in life. Around 900 new positions across Victoria’s early childhood education and care services have been created since improved educator-to-child..

NEW CLYDE NORTH SCHOOL NAME UNVEILED

Clyde North’s exciting new school will be called Wilandra Rise Primary School, inspired by the area’s rich history. Wilandra is the name of a prominent local homestead owned by the Clyde family, who cultivated the land into market gardens and made significant contributions to the..

Ambulance Response Times Best In Five Years

State-wide ambulance response times are the best they have been in five years thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s investment and reform, the Ambulance Victoria 2015-16 Annual Report showed today. Under the Labor Government, Victorians experiencing life threatening conditions receive faster ambulance responses today than..

Turnbull Cuts Confirmed In Report

The Victorian Grants Commission Annual Report, tabled today, has confirmed the Turnbull Government’s $200 million cut to local government funding since an indexation freeze was put in place. This is the third year in a row that the Liberals have frozen indexation on financial assistance..

Strong Surplus, More Jobs: Victoria Leads The Nation

The Andrews Labor Government’s disciplined financial management has resulted in a strong operating surplus of $2.7 billion for the 2015-16 period, the Victorian 2015-16 Financial Report showed today. Tabled by Treasurer Tim Pallas, the report showed state final demand as the highest in Australia, growing..

Victoria Leading The Nation With More Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the nation in support for local jobs and industry according to new data in the Victorian Industry Participation Policy Annual Report 2015/16. The number of strategic projects more than tripled over the last financial year, with minimum local content..

More Funding To Support Our Mental Health Facilities

Applications are now open for the Andrews Labor Government $10 million Mental Health Facilities Renewal Fund to ensure facilities can provide the best possible care. Facilities Renewal Grants will help existing mental health and alcohol and other drug services provide better facilities for staff, consumers,..

NEW CRANBOURNE NORTH SCHOOL NAME UNVEILED

Cranbourne North’s exciting new school will be called Tulliallan Primary School, inspired by the City of Casey’s rich history. Tulliallan is associated with the settlement of the area during the pastoral era of 1850s and 1860s, referring to a homestead with links to significant local..

A Bigger Casey Hospital To Meet Soaring Demand

The Andrews Labor Government will inject an extra $28.61 million into the Casey Hospital expansion to deliver a bigger and better hospital with more beds than first promised. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Health Jill Hennessy at the Hospital to announce the funding..

$35 Million Boost For Emergency Service Volunteers

Emergency services volunteers will be able to get the equipment and facilities they need to keep communities safe, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s new volunteer grants program. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited Wattle Glen CFA to launch the new Emergency Services..

Early Recruitment of Police to Put Academy at Capacity

The Victoria Police Academy will run at capacity to train new police as the Andrews Labor Government brings forward recruitment of additional frontline police. Minister for Police Lisa Neville said the decision made last month has ramped up the Academy’s recruitment of extra police to..