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Getting It Done: Community Safety Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering its unprecedented package of community safety reforms according to the latest report by Victoria’s Community Safety Trustee, Ron Iddles OAM APM. Mr Iddles’ latest report confirms the Labor Government has made progress on tracking outcomes for..

GETTING ON WITH BUILDING A SAFER COMMUNITY IN CRANBOURNE

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in upgrades to improve safety and encourage more people to use the Camms Road shops and help cut down on crime. Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera today announced $177,000 in funding for the City of Casey to deliver improved..

Getting It Done: Metro Tunnel Contracts Signed

The contracts to build the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history and equip it with next-generation, high-capacity signalling have been signed. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that final contracts to deliver the $6 billion tunnels and stations..

Getting It Done: Building The Victorian Heart Hospital

Australia’s first specialist stand-alone heart hospital will become a reality with the Andrews Labor Government investing an additional $320 million to build the Victorian Heart Hospital. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Monash University to announce the $543 million project, with contributions..

Dangerous Products Removed From Shelves Ahead Of Christmas

Thousands of dangerous and unsafe products have been removed from Victorian shelves, with inspectors swooping on businesses in the lead up to Christmas. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today revealed a haul of dodgy products seized during statewide inspections of retailers and wholesalers. Through..

Getting It Done: Ending Puppy Farming Once And For All

The Andrews Labor Government has made history, with Victoria becoming the first state in Australia to ban puppy farming once and for all. Puppy farms in Victoria will be a thing of the past with the Labor Government’s Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet..

Victoria’s Economy Powering Ahead

The Victorian economy is strong and growing, as confirmed in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget Update released today. The Update shows that Victoria will deliver an operating surplus of $1.7 billion in 2017/18, with forecasts across the forward estimates revised up to an average of $2.2..

More Prison Beds To Keep Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s prison system with more than 470 new beds to be opened in prisons across the state. The Labor Government is providing almost $345 million to help fund the additional beds, as well as a new dedicated premises..

MAJOR UPGRADES FOR CASEY COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver major upgrades for three well-loved community facilities in Casey through its Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF). Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera today announced $3.2 million for redevelopment and upgrade works to the Hunt Club Family and Community Centre, Lawson Poole..

New Police Remand Powers Under Bail Reforms

Police will have new powers to remand an accused person in custody and bail justices will have a more limited role, under the second wave of bail reforms to be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government today. The Bail Amendment (Stage Two) Bill will allow..

Making It Fairer For Victims Of Crime

Victims of youth crime will be able to share their stories publicly and child sex offenders will be prevented from using evidence of their good character to argue for lesser sentences, under a suite of new laws to be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government..

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..

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..

Think Before Taking Risks On The Roads This Christmas

Victorians are being warned to think twice before taking risks on our roads this Christmas in a new Transport Accident Commission road safety campaign. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan unveiled the new campaign today, which takes aim at three major factors in..

Getting It Done: Implementing Key Youth Justice Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $23.9 million in the Children’s Court to implement key youth justice reforms to crack down on youth crime and keep the community safe. The funding will help to deliver the Labor Government’s Youth Control Orders introduced as part of..

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..

Power Up For Summer Rail Construction Blitz

Sections of the Frankston and Cranbourne/Pakenham lines will be upgraded as part of a summer construction blitz to prepare the network for high-tech new trains and to remove nine of Victoria’s worst level crossings. A massive power, signalling and communications upgrade to prepare for High..

Victoria’s Economy Outperforming All Other States

Victoria’s economy is booming with state final demand (SFD) growth the strongest in the nation at 4.7 per cent over the year to September 2017. The new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today shows that, nationally, domestic final demand was just 3.2..