Vic Auditor-General slams agencies’ ICT recovery capabilities

The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) has released a scathing report into the disaster recover processes of the information and communications technology (ICT) systems of five of the state’s key agencies. The agencies audited were Victoria Police and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning […]

Victoria’s $434m crime proceeds haul cops a caning

By Julian Bajkowski Victoria’s system of confiscating money and assets from the state’s organised criminals and drug dealers has been found sorely wanting by the state’s Auditor General after a new report highlighted a raft of operational and governance shortcomings. An audit of the state’s Asset Confiscation Scheme by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office released […]

Motorola renews radio network contract

By Paul Hemsley The Victorian Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority has signed a four year extension with Motorola Solutions to upgrade the Metropolitan Mobile Radio (MMR) network. Allowing the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA), Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade to communicate seamlessly with one another, the upgrades will be built upon an […]

Top cop quits

After eight years in the position, Victorian Police Chief Commissioner, Christine Nixon has resigned. Ms Nixon made her announcement alongside Premier John Brumby and Police Minister Bob Cameron in Melbourne today. "I will remain with Victoria Police until the end of March next year to allow the Government to conduct a process to appoint a […]

Councils pay PIs to hire prostitutes

By Staff Writer Victorian local councils have taken the unusual step of paying private detectives to hire prostitutes in order to gather evidence against illegal Melbourne brothels. | Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) president Dick Gross says the legislation requiring the use of private investigators to expose illegal brothels was unfortunate and local councils should not […]


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