Posts tagged "Crime"

Community Correction Order Laws in Force

New laws preventing courts from using community correction orders (CCOs) as a sentencing option for the most serious crimes, such as rape and murder, come into force today said Melton MP, Mr Don Nardella MLA. Mr Nardella said: Attorney-General Martin Pakula introduced the new laws in October last year to better align sentencing with community […]

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Laws Proclaimed For Carjackings And Home Invasions

Tough new laws for carjacking and home invasion will be in force from tomorrow, Wednesday 7 December, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to crack down on violent crime in the community. The Government today proclaimed four new offences – carjacking, aggravated carjacking, home invasion and aggravated home invasion – to give police the laws […]

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Record frontline police boost to keep Victorians safe

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria Police with the largest single investment in the history of the police force – funding thousands of new police to fight crime. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton and Police Association Secretary Ron Iddles at the Victoria Police Centre to […]

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Early Recruitment of Police to Put Academy at Capacity

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed action by the Premier Andrews and the Minister for Police in their decision to bring to capacity trainees at the Victoria Police Academy which will bring more police recruitment forward and additional frontline police. Minister for Police Lisa Neville said the decision made last month has […]

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Tough new laws for carjacking and home invasions

Local Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed action by the Andrews Labor Government to introduce legislation to create tough new offences for carjacking and home invasion. Legislation introduced in Parliament this week will give police the laws they need to keep the local community safe.  Developed in close consultation with Victoria Police, the […]

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Tackling crime grants

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MP has welcome grants designed to reduce crime in local communities. Mr Nardella said: Youth at risk of offending and local sports and community clubs are among those to benefit from 109 grants announced today to help locals tackle crime in the community. The Andrews Labor Government has given […]

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Work begins on Victoria’s newest prison

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA is delighted that work has begun on the new Ravenhall Prison Project – Victoria’s newest prison for 1000 offenders. Mr Nardella said: The project summary for the men’s medium-security prison was tabled in Parliament today. The contract was signed by the former government in September 2014. This is […]

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Melton police guarding prisoners instead of tackling crime – Nardella

Local crime rates could increase further under the Napthine Government as Victoria Police are forced off the frontline to guard prisoners, State Member for Melton , Don Nardella MLA said. Mr Nardella said: This was a state-wide crisis caused by the Napthine Government’s failure to tackle crime, for cutting $100 million from the Victoria Police […]

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