VICTORIA will spend $A58 million on upgraded security across the state’s courts.

The $58.1 million investment in court safety and security upgrades will see more than 70 additional security officers employed, providing a security presence at every court across the state. Security upgrades will also see x-ray machines installed at the entry of 4 suburban and 8 regional court locations.

Separate waiting areas for family violence victims, additional interview rooms and building refurbishments will see 16 courts upgraded. This investment allows work to commence on implementing recommendations from the Family Violence Royal Commission on improving security in court facilities.♦