Local News 8th July 2017

Illegal guns targeted across the State.

Local News 8th July 2017

The Sunraysia region will come under the microscope with Police Officers targeting illegal guns.

Victoria Police has continued its recruitment of police with more than 3,000 new uniformed officers being deployed over the next five years in the State.

Ten specialised police targeting the illicit guns trade have been employed to crack down on weapons and their manufacture.

Close collaboration between Victoria Police, interstate and Commonwealth agencies is being established with new laws also introduced to Parliament.

The Government is wanting to eradicate all illegal gun activity and to create safe and secure communities.


Workers across Sunraysia are set to receive a boost in wages thanks to a decision made by the Fair Work Commission.

Submissions from the Andrews Labor Government were taken into account when making the move, focusing on wage gaps between those on minimum wage & awards and those determined by collective and individual agreements.

The increase will see the National minimum wage increased to $18.29 an hour, a 3.3% boost.

Minister for Industrial Relations, Natalie Hutchins, says that the Turnbull Government's decision to cut penalty rates means our lowest paid workers need all the help they can get so they don't fall behind the poverty line.


Our highways were on the agenda for Nationals Member for Mildura Peter Crisp’s when he addressed Parliament.

Crisp also condemned the Minister of Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, for allegedly failing to act to improve the safety of Mildura’s rail lines.


Volunteers at Sunraysia's State Emergency Service have been reassured there won't be changes to the role they play responding to car crashes.

35 of the State's integrated stations including Sunraysia will have career fire fighters as first responders to car collisions under proposed changes to Victoria's fire services.

The move is expected to help outcomes for patients in serious collisions.