Lisa Neville is the new police minister after a cabinet reshuffle following Wade Noonan’s return.
Mr Noonan, who was police minister, took leave in February saying he was traumatised after being exposed to murder and abuse cases.
Mr Noonan, who returned to work today, will take on the new portfolio of industry, employment and resources.
Ms Neville’s appointment comes as the state government and Victoria Police ramps up its effort to reduce rising youth crime rates across the state.
Premier Daniel Andrews said the appointment would ensure the government maintained its commitment to making Victoria a safer state.
“Lisa Neville will drive the Government’s ongoing law and order agenda, in partnership with Victoria Police, to keep our state safe,” Mr Andrews said.
Ms Neville will take on police roles while retaining her position as the Minister for Water but Lily D'Ambrosio will take on the climate change and environmental portfolios.
Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allen will also take on major projects.
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