Category: Media Release

Highest Possible Credit Rating Confirmed For Victoria

Victoria’s economy received another vote of confidence today, with international credit rating agency Moody’s confirming our triple-A stable credit rating. Giving Victoria the highest possible rating, Moody’s indicated our credit quality reflected ample financial flexibility and a diverse economic base, along with strong economic growth that supported the state’s operations. The triple-A rating was a […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Safer, More Accessible Taxi And Hire Car Services

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce legislation to regulate rideshare services and make taxi and hire car services safer, more responsive and more accessible for people with disabilities. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Mark Wilson from London Rides today – one of a number of new service providers who intend to enter […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Chandler Highway Bottlenecks To Go

Works to remove two notorious bottlenecks along the Chandler Highway will start within months, with Seymour Whyte Constructions announced today as the successful tenderer for the project. The $110 million Chandler Highway Upgrade will slash travel times, improve reliability and increase access for pedestrians and cyclists. It will include: Removing two major bottlenecks between Heidelberg […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Northern Metropolitan Region

New Directors Appointed To TAC Board

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of two new directors to the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Board. David Heath and Samantha Smith this week joined the Board, bringing with them a wealth of experience in finance, marketing and business. Mr Heath is an actuary with Cumpston Sarjeant in Melbourne and has extensive experience […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Corporate Leader To Chair Visit Victoria

Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced the appointment of prominent Melbourne businessman and philanthropist Paul Little AO as the new Chair of Visit Victoria. After successfully leading the transition of Visit Victoria, interim Chair Sir Rod Eddington AO has handed over the reins to Deputy Chair Paul Little. Mr Little will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Reforms Continue To Improve Jury Directions

The Andrews Labor Government introduced new laws in Parliament today to further simplify and improve the way information is provided to juries in criminal trials. The Jury Directions and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2017 will clarify that jury parades are not an essential part of the jury empanelment process. The changes, introduced in Parliament today, […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Getting It Done: Construction Starts At Richmond High

Families in Melbourne’s booming inner suburbs will soon have access to a new school thanks to the Andrews Labor Government – the first vertical government high school built in Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today joined local community members to mark the start of construction […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Reducing Family Violence In Aboriginal Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is working to reduce family violence in Aboriginal communities by investing in projects that focus on cultural strengthening and building more resilient communities. 40 new projects have been funded to prevent and raise awareness of family violence in Aboriginal communities across Victoria. These projects were recommended by the 11 Indigenous Family […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Medicinal Cannabis Takes Big Steps Forward In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with establishing a reliable, safe production pipeline for the supply of high quality medicinal cannabis for Victorian patients. The first cannabis crop grown by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources has now been harvested. It is now being tested and formulated – part of product […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Health

Health Check For Racing Industry Participants

Improving the health and wellbeing of participants in the racing industry will be the focus of a new research project announced by the Andrews Labor Government today. The $32,600 project will examine the health of those involved in the racing industry and engage racing participants to adopt more healthy behaviours. The Labor Government is contributing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing