Thursday, 5 March, 2015 ICE ACTION PLAN: MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER The Andrews Labor Government’s $45.5 million Ice Action Plan will make our communities safer with tough, new laws to stop dealers and more funding to find secret drug labs and reduce our road toll…
Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 NEW BEDS OPEN AT FULHAM CORRECTIONAL CENTRE Fulham Correctional Centre at Sale has opened 54 new medium-security prison beds to ease pressure on the prison system. The 18 three-cell portable accommodation units have generated 40 jobs during construction and 10 prison..
Monday, 16 February, 2015 MINISTER WELCOMES ROAD SAFETY CAMERA WEBSITE Victorians will be able to see images of themselves running red lights or speeding through intersections on a website that goes live at 6pm tonight. The new free service, at online.fines.vic.gov.au, will allow people who..
Thursday, 12 February, 2015 WORK BEGINS ON VICTORIA’S NEWEST PRISON Work has begun on the new Ravenhall Prison Project – Victoria’s newest prison for 1000 offenders. The project summary for the men’s medium-security prison was tabled in Parliament today. The contract was signed by the..
Monday, 9 February, 2015 MINISTER PRAISES POLICE REVIEW INTO SEXUAL HARASSMENT A review into sexual harassment, discrimination and predatory behaviour at Victoria Police commenced today. Minister for Police, Wade Noonan, has welcomed the review – the first of its kind in Australia. Former Chief Commissioner..
Tuesday, 3 February, 2015 MINISTER VISITS 24-HOUR CASTLEMAINE POLICE STATION Police and Corrections Minister Wade Noonan has praised Castlemaine’s new 24-hour police station on a visit to the area today. Mr Noonan was visiting the Loddon Mallee region to talk to police officers and visit..
Wednesday, 28 January, 2015 MINISTER FUNDS JOBS HOPE FOR INDIGENOUS OFFENDERS Minister for Corrections Wade Noonan has given $758,000 to boost an arts program critical to giving indigenous offenders a new chance at stable employment and reduce their likelihood of reoffending. Mr Noonan announced the..
Wednesday, 21, January, 2015 SAFE RADIOS A STEP CLOSER FOR COUNTRY POLICE The Andrews Labor Government’s promise to replace outdated and unsafe police radios is a step closer today with the Minister for Police Wade Noonan announcing talks had begun with Victoria Police to replace..
Monday, 29 December, 2014 PREMIER THANKS CHIEF COMMISSIONER FOR HIS SERVICE Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Police, Wade Noonan, today thanked Chief Commissioner Ken Lay for his great service to the people of Victoria. Commissioner Lay will step down on 31 January, 2015 after..
THE ANDREWS LABOR GOVERNMENT IS WORKING TO END THE AMBULANCE CRISIS IN WILLIAMSTOWN The Andrews Labor Government has released the interim report of the Ambulance Performance and Policy Consultative Committee, which was established to hear first-hand from paramedics, and to make recommendations to improve Ambulance..
Sunday, 22 February, 2015 FAMILY VIOLENCE ROYAL COMMISSION FORMALLY ESTABLISHED The Premier Daniel Andrews was joined today by the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, to present the letters patent to formally establish Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence to the..
The Secretariat Adoption by Same Sex Couples Review Department of Premier and Cabinet 1 Treasury Place Melbourne VIC 3002. Dear Mr Eamonn Moran PSM QC SUBMISSION IN FAVOUR OF ADOPTION EQUALITY FOR VICTORIA Victoria’s adoptions laws are designed to ensure that the best interests..
Monday, 16 February, 2015 LABOR GOVERNMENT MOVES TO STRENGTHEN ANIMAL WELFARE IN GREYHOUND RACING The Andrews Labor Government is taking swift action to address serious allegations levelled at the state’s greyhound racing industry, including claims of live baiting. Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula, and Minister..
Wednesday, 11 March, 2015 LYNNE KOSKY ADDED TO WOMEN’S HONOUR ROLL Former Labor Member for Altona and champion of Melbourne’s West, Lynne Kosky, has today been inducted to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Lynne Kosky was posthumously inducted by the Minister for Women, Fiona..