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Archives for March, 2015

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STRAIGHT TO WORK: 5000 TRUCKS OFF THE WEST GATE

Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 STRAIGHT TO WORK: 5000 TRUCKS OFF THE WEST GATE The Andrews Labor Government is getting straight to work on the project to take 5000 trucks off the West Gate Bridge every day, calling for expressions of interest to build the first..

NEW TRUCK CURFEWS COME INTO FORCE ACROSS INNER WEST

Wednesday, 29 January, 2015 NEW TRUCK CURFEWS COME INTO FORCE ACROSS INNER WEST The Andrews Labor Government is working hard to reduce truck traffic in the inner west, by introducing new curfews. To coincide with the first day of the Victorian school term, VicRoads Transport..

LABOR GOVERNMENT TO SEAL BROOKLYN’S DUSTIEST ROADS

Friday, 20 February, 2015 LABOR GOVERNMENT TO SEAL BROOKLYN’S DUSTIEST ROADS The Andrews Labor Government is acting decisively to reduce dust from the Brooklyn Industrial Project, with a $2.6 million partnership to seal two of the area’s dustiest roads. The Government will contribute $1.85 million..

NEW CRIME STATISTICS HIGHLIGHT FAMILY VIOLENCE AND ICE USE

Thursday, 19 March, 2015 NEW CRIME STATISTICS HIGHLIGHT FAMILY VIOLENCE AND ICE USE Today, the new Crime Statistics Agency released its first quarterly report. The overall number of recorded offences increased 4.3 per cent in 2014 with 18,000 additional offences recorded compared to 2013. Once..

MINISTERS PRAISE FAMILY VIOLENCE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER

Tuesday, 17 March, 2015 MINISTERS PRAISE FAMILY VIOLENCE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER The Minister for Police, Wade Noonan and the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson today welcome the appointment of Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter as the head of Australia’s first family violence police..

ICE ACTION PLAN: MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER

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…

NEW BEDS OPEN AT FULHAM CORRECTIONAL CENTRE

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..

MINISTER WELCOMES ROAD SAFETY CAMERA WEBSITE

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..

WORK BEGINS ON VICTORIA’S NEWEST PRISON

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..

MINISTER PRAISES POLICE REVIEW INTO SEXUAL HARASSMENT

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..

MINISTER VISITS 24-HOUR CASTLEMAINE POLICE STATION

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..

MINISTER FUNDS JOBS HOPE FOR INDIGENOUS OFFENDERS

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..

SAFE RADIOS A STEP CLOSER FOR COUNTRY POLICE

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..

PREMIER THANKS CHIEF COMMISSIONER FOR HIS SERVICE

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..

FAMILY VIOLENCE ROYAL COMMISSION FORMALLY ESTABLISHED

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..

SUBMISSION IN FAVOUR OF ADOPTION EQUALITY FOR VICTORIA

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..

Labor Government moves to strengthen animal welfare in greyhound racing

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..