AJN opinion piece: “Where’s the money, Malcolm?”

AJN opinion piece: “Where’s the money, Malcolm?” as published in the Australian Jewish News May 18,2018 1,275 days is a long time. 1,275 days ago, Hawthorn had just won the 2nd of their 3 premierships in a row and my beloved Saints had just won their 16th wooden spoon. Tony Abbott was still …

Biggest ever shake up to target violent crime

Victoria’s largest ever suite of legislative measures will be introduced today to crackdown on serious offenders, toughen sentences for serious and violent crimes, and increase consequences for young offenders, as the Andrews Labor Government takes further steps to keep the community safe. The Bail Amendment …

New hi-tech intelligence helps Police close in on criminals

Police will have the information they need to catch criminals quicker thanks to a new intelligence system to be rolled out this year. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced leading data analytics company SAS Institute Australia will develop an overarching software system to connect current police …

Gender Equality Strategy to be launched as part of Victoria Against Violence

The Andrews Labor Government will launch Victoria’s first ever Gender Equality Strategy as part of this year’s Victoria Against Violence – 16 Days of Activism campaign. Victoria Against Violence is part of the United Nations led international campaign, Unite to End Violence Against Women: 16 Days …

Safe Access Zone: Women’s right to medical privacy & dignity

Victorian women will now be able to access lawful medical services free from harassment and intimidation following the passage of legislation to establish safe access zones around abortion providers. The Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Safe Access Zone) Bill 2015 today formally passed the Victorian …

Ice Laws to protect our kids and nab more drug crooks

Ice dealers who peddle drugs to children in or near schools will spend up to 25 years in prison under tough new laws to clamp down on drug suppliers and dealers. Police Minister Wade Noonan will introduce seven new drug offences into Parliament today that give police additional powers to arrest anyone involved in …

CCTV helps build a better community in vibrant Fitzroy St

Anti-social behaviour in Melbourne’s popular Fitzroy St in St Kilda will now be caught on CCTV cameras under an Andrews Labor Government plan to bring more shoppers and families back to the strip. A community crime prevention grant will help pay for 10 high-definition CCTV cameras along the street to help …

Safety in Holmesglen to be enhanced by upgrading public spaces

The City of Monash has been awarded $250,000 for the delivery of a community based activation project within the Ashwood Chadstone neighbourhood under the 2015 round of Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) grants. The total project value is $395,000 with Council co-contributing $145,000. A community survey …