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YourPlay gives pokie players the power

1 December 2015

Victorians are now able to track their betting on electronic gaming machines.

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Information for families and friends of prisoners at Metropolitan Remand Centre

1 December 2015

Work is progressing well to restore the prison following the riot on 30 June and 1 July 2015.

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Crime Statistics Agency releases drug report

27 November 2015

The Crime Statistics Agency has released its second research paper, which explores changes in the number and rate of drug use and possession crimes across Victoria over the past ten years.

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Study reveals new information about how Victorians gamble (External link)

The new Study of Gambling and Health in Victoria surveyed more than 13,500 Victorians about their gambling behaviour and participation.

Minister Jane Garrett - Travel Report, USA, June-July 2015

The Minister for Emergency Services and Emergency Management Commissioner completed a 15-day USA study tour in June-July 2015.

Gaming machine arrangements review - Terms of reference

The Victorian Government is undertaking a review of gaming machine arrangements. The review will examine the existing gaming machine regulatory framework to enable the government to make decisions on future gaming machine arrangements well before the expiry of the current entitlement term.

Renew your Working with Children Check online - go to MyCheck at the Working with Children Check website

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The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.