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Monday 21 October 2013
Elsternwick commuters will be safer every night of the week with the deployment of Protective Services Officers (PSOs) to the railway station.
Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services and Member for Caulfield David Southwick hosted Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells at Elsternwick Station where PSOs were undertaking induction.
Mr Southwick said the Victorian Coalition Government was delivering on its commitment to introduce PSOs to all metropolitan stations and major regional centres to protect commuters from crime, violence and anti-social behaviour.
“PSOs are making a difference to public safety and people who use Elsternwick, will benefit from their presence,” Mr Southwick said.
“There are now 488 PSOs deployed to 79 stations from 6pm until after the last train every night of the week.”
The PSOs will commence work at Elsternwick railway station at 6pm tomorrow, Tuesday 22 October 2013.
Mr Southwick said the PSOs would patrol the train platform, car parks and surrounds to prevent anti-social behaviour, property damage, as well as alcohol-related crime.
“People who use trains in Caulfield have told me that they welcome the presence of PSOs at train stations. They make people feel safe when travelling at night.”
PSOs have issued more than 12,000 infringement notices for a wide range of offences, including being drunk in a public place, possessing alcohol, graffiti and weapons.
Mr Southwick said the Victorian Coalition Government had committed to recruiting and deploying 940 PSOs to the rail network as part of a $212 million investment.
“As well as rolling out 940 PSOs, an additional 1,700 frontline police officers are being recruited, and this is the largest single law enforcement recruitment exercise in Victoria’s history,” Mr Southwick said.
Recruitment has far outstripped expectations and more than half the Coalition Government’s total commitment of 940 Protective Service Officers have now graduated from the Victoria Police Academy.
Twenty-six squads of PSOs have now graduated from the police training academy.
“I urge anybody who is considering a career as a PSO to visit the Victoria Police website and register for an information session,” Mr Southwick said.
All participants who joined David gave a gold coin donation to one of three local charities and organisations; Glen Eira College, Maccabi Victoria or the Mirabel Foundation.
Law & Order
The Napthine Government continues to deliver on its commitment to make railway stations safer with Protective Services Officers beginning patrols at Glenhuntly rail station from tomorrow night. Representing Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells, Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services David Southwick said PSOs would patrol the train platforms, car parks and immediate surrounds. “PSOs are helping to prevent anti-social behaviour, property damage, violence and alcohol and transport-related crime on our rail network,” Mr Southwick said. “We have increased our initial commitment to deliver 940 PSOs on our rail stations by adding a further 96 to the program. “The government is getting on with the job and has delivered on its commitment to recruit, train and deploy 1,700 additional frontline police. “This $863.1 million investment in police and PSOs represents the single largest law and order recruitment exercise in Victoria’s history.” PSOs will be deployed to 212…
The Caulfield community will soon be able to get more active and healthy with the redevelopment of the Glen Huntly Reservoir to become a new park thanks to a $650,000 funding boost announced by Member for Caulfield David Southwick MP from the Victorian Government’s Community Facility Funding Program (CFFP). David Southwick said the grant would help Glen Eira Council support the Glen Huntly Reservoir redevelopment project which will provide more opportunities for local families and residents to enjoy the new passive open space. “Glen Eira has the lowest amount of open space of any municipality in Victoria,” Mr Southwick said. “Following the Victorian Coalition Government’s funding of $30,000 for Glen Eira Council’s open space strategy, it’s fantastic to see the investment bearing fruit for our community with work commencing on the Glen Huntly Reservoir redevelopment. “The Victorian Coalition Government is delighted to invest $650,000 in such a vital community project…
Member for Caulfield David Southwick and Liberal Candidate for Albert Park Shannon Eeles today announced $4,500 in Training Delivery Support Grants for St Kilda Youth Service (SKYS) Learning Centre in the City of Port Phillip. Shannon Eeles said the money would support the delivery of programs and services in City of Port Phillip. “These grants will enable the St Kilda Youth Service to enhance the great work they do in our community.” SKYS will use the money to purchase teaching and learning resources, to aid the delivery of programs and services to vulnerable learners that may face barriers to participation in skills training. “The Victorian Coalition Government believes it’s crucial that those with limited access to learning opportunities - early school leavers, unemployed, low skilled workers and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) – have an opportunity to access quality education,” Mr Southwick said. More students facing barriers…
On 31 August 2014, OHPI hosted an event to highlight the rising antisemitism on social media and to launch tools to help combat it. At the core of the event was the beta-launch of an online tool developed by OHPI to report and monitor online hate on social media. The tool enables antisemitism as well as other forms of hate to be reported. The event also launched a booklet to empower people in responding to online antisemitism in particular. The booklet also included guidance on report online hate on Facebook in particular both to Facebook and through OHPI’s new tool. All participants were given a free copy of the booklet to take home with them. OHPI will soon be making the book available for sale as an e-book, with the proceeds helping to support OHPI’s work combating online hate. The two new tools were launched by David Southwick, the MP for…
Thank you and congratulations to all those who participated in the 2014 Caulfield Racecourse Run and Community Day that took place on Sunday 19 October. In particular, thank you to the Rotary Club of Glen Eira, Caulfield Park Community Bank, and the Melbourne Racing Club for assisting to organise this great community event. With over 200 runners raising approximately $40,000 for local charities and community organisations, this day has been a huge success and I look forward to hosting many more fun runs in the years to come. David Southwick MP Member for Caulfield
At the launch of an exhibition celebrating Israel's innovation, Mr David Southwick MP, on behalf of the Hon Louise Asher MP, Minister for Innovation, announced the opening of Victoria Israel Science and Technology Research and Development (R&D) (VISTECH) program grants. The bilateral program will provide Victorian and Israeli partners with the opportunity to collaborate on research and development projects in the realm of science, innovation and technology. The Victorian Government will offer grants of up to $250,000 for Victorian companies and the Israeli Government will offer soft loans of up to 50% of R&D expenses to Israeli companies. “The Coalition Government is committed to the development of the science and technology sectors, and we also recognise how important it is to continue to strengthen ties with our international counterparts to promote growth in these areas,” Mr Southwick said. “As Victoria and Israel are both internationally recognised for the quality of…
Member for Caulfield, Mr David Southwick MP, today welcomed the multi-million dollar investments to build a better Caulfield in the 2014-15 State Budget. Today’s State Budget invests in the infrastructure that Caulfield families and businesses need and delivers the services to build a better and more connected Victoria. The Victorian Coalition Government has invested in significant projects in the 2014-15 Budget that will help strengthen our local community, including: The removal of the North Road, Ormond level crossing as part of a $457 million level crossing removal blitz; Building stages 1 & 2 of the East West Link; Building the new Melbourne Rail Link, which includes the airport rail link; and $390,000 to upgrade Glen Huntly Primary School. “The investments made in the State Budget will cut congestion for local road users and continue our proud record of investing in infrastructure our community needs for the future,” Mr Southwick said.…
The upcoming Glen Huntly Village Street Festival is your chance to support the local community and businesses by shopping locally and supporting jobs in the area. “It’s really important for local residents to buy produce and other items at local businesses to help keep the Glen Huntly area strong, and to support employment in the area,” Member for Caulfield David Southwick MP said. “The Glen Huntly Village Street Festival provides the perfect opportunity for locals to check out shops in Glen Huntly, use local services and meet friends for a coffee at your local café,” he said. The Glen Huntly Village Street Festival will run on the 15th March at the railway car park north from 10am to 4pm. Festivities for the day include a bouncing castle, animals, hacky sack competitions and face painting. As well as roving performers, a treasure hunt, trader stalls, bake sales and a cafe and food area…
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