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Ministers statements: Victoria Police

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the continuing investment — in fact the unprecedented investment — that the Andrews Labor government is making into community safety. Victoria Police do an incredible job, and we have invested funds to support them in doing just that…

L2P LAUNCHES IN WYNDHAM AND HOBSONS BAY

The Andrews Labor Government is helping learner drivers in Wyndham and Hobsons Bay to get the driving practice they need. The Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today launched the WynBay L2P program – a community-based initiative that recruits volunteers to help disadvantaged..

WERRIBEE’S BRAVE TRIPLE ZERO STARS CELEBRATED

  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. Tim Pallas MP has congratulated Ikran Hassan & Joshua Fernandes and an anonymous young resident..

BOOST FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS IN WERRIBEE

  Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations..

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 in Werribee a brighter and healthier start to the day. Since the launch of the program at the start..

WYNDHAM TECH SCHOOL DESIGNS UNVEILED

  Students in Wyndham area are a step closer to getting a brand new Tech School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Werribee Tim Pallas, Member for Altona Jill Hennessy and Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller today released..

HELPING SHAPE WERRIBEE’S SUPPORT FOR CARERS

Consultations for the Andrews Labor Government’s Carer Statement are underway, to outline how we can best support and recognise carers in our local community. These consultations are happening all across the state in coming weeks to gather the views of people responsible for providing valuable..

COMMUNITIES WORKING TOGETHER TO PREVENT FAMILY VIOLENCE

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to work toward a Victoria free from family violence, with a significant boost in funding for community groups and organisations across the state. Minister for the Prevention of Violence Fiona Richardson today announced a further $1.2 million for the..

BOOSTING GENDER EQUALITY IN WERRIBEE

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..

ADDITIONAL POWERS FOR PSOs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced that Protective Services Officers (PSOs) will be given new powers to target anti-social behaviour and crime, with legislation being introduced into Parliament this week. PSOs will be given a range of additional powers including the power to arrest a..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: FIREFIGHTERS PRESUMPTIVE RIGHTS LEGISLATION

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house about the Andrews government’s strong and, might I say, continuing support for our fire services. Yesterday of course I addressed the more than $100 million injection into our fire services implicit in the outstanding work of the Minister..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: POLICE RESOURCES

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of my recent visit to the Werribee police station in my electorate. I met with Inspector Martin Allison and the team of local police officers to announce that the Werribee station will be allocated additional resources. Of course..

A STRONGER, BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR STUDENTS IN WERRIBEE

The Andrews Labor Government is providing support to make sure young people at risk of disadvantage in Werribee can continue their education and face a brighter future. Applications open today for a $1,100 Victorian Government scholarship, to students who live in public or community housing,..

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL LIVE MUSIC VENUES

Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas has put the call out to the Werribee electorate’s live music venues to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to support sound proofing and sound reduction projects. Applications are now open for the second round of the Victorian Government’s..

WERRIBEE SCORES ATHLETE PATHWAYS TRAVEL GRANTS

Sport clubs in Werribee will be able to compete against the best of best thanks to a $1500 Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas today announced that the Italian Sports Club of Werribee (Werribee City FC) and Wyndham Track and Field..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY FUNDING

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of yet another significant investment in our fire services. Of course we are investing over $100 million to support Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers in the vital work that they do. That includes $56.2 million for a..

GETTING MORE KIDS IN WERRIBEE READY BEFORE SCHOOL

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of reading to children in the years before they start school as part of the annual Premiers’ Reading Challenge for the Early Years. Sharing books with your kids from the day they..