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Fifty-one brave young Victorians have been honoured today for their heroic and life-saving actions in the face of an emergency at the 13th annual Junior Triple Zero Hero Awards. State Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP has congratulated Paige Weidemann. Paige is 12-years-old. She..

Two Million Breakfasts Served To Victorian Kids

The Andrews Labor Government’s expanded School Breakfast Clubs have now served more than two million meals across Victoria – giving children from families in need a brighter and healthier start to the day. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino joined children at..

Statement On Private Training Providers

The Andrews Labor Government has today called on the Turnbull Government to urgently step up its support for students impacted by the closure of private training providers. With another large national training provider going into voluntary administration overnight, thousands of students have been left in..

New Office To Boost Gender Equality In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is creating a new body dedicated to improving gender equality to ensure all women and girls can play the sports they love. Speaking at the Government’s inaugural Female Friendly Facilities Symposium at the MCG today, Minister for Sport John Eren announced..

Victorian Community To Have Its Say On Sentencing

In an Australian first, the Andrews Labor Government will move to create a Sentencing Guidelines Council to engage with the community and provide guidance to the courts on sentencing for specific crimes. The Victorian model will be based on the highly successful sentencing councils in..

Putting The Brakes On Car Theft And Organised Crime

The Andrews Labor Government’s crackdown on organised crime has shifted up a gear with new laws to ban cash for scrap metal. This will help drive down car theft in Victoria by removing the lure of quick cash for criminals. Minister for Police Lisa Neville..

New Senior Role For Police Custody Officers

The Andrews Labor Government has created a new supervising role for Police Custody Officers (PCOs) to free up sworn police from custody duties so they can spend more time on the frontline targeting aggravated burglaries, family violence and recidivist offending. Supervising PCOs will lead a..

More Lies From Matthew Guy On Law And Order

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy continues to tell lies about law and order in Victoria. When asked about law and order issues facing Victoria on radio this morning, Matthew Guy said: “the government does nothing about it.” Jon Faine Morning Program, ABC Radio, 24 May 2017…

Community Safety The Priority In Bail System Overhaul

The Andrews Labor Government will make it harder than ever for serious offenders to get bail in Victoria and community safety will be given a much higher priority in a complete overhaul of the state’s bail system. Under the reforms, there will be a presumption..

A Further Boost For Workers And Industries In Transition

Victorian workers, manufacturers and industries in transition will receive more support to create jobs and secure a brighter future thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Visiting Nissan Casting Australia in Dandenong South today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Dandenong Gabrielle..

New Family Safety Agency To Keep Us On Track

A new agency, Family Safety Victoria, will drive and deliver the Andrew Labor Government’s unprecedented action to end family violence. As part of a $1.91 billion package of measures in the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $60 million will fund the establishment of Family Safety Victoria, the..


The Cranbourne community will have its very own State Emergency Service (SES) unit, with the construction of new local headquarters. Delivered as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $2 million will go towards the construction of a new Cranbourne SES unit in the Casey region…

Keeping Women And Children Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping keep women and children safe from family violence in their own homes through the state-wide expansion of the Personal Safety Initiative. Personal safety responses and technology – CCTV, personal alarms, locks and security doors – will be funded and..