Category: Media Release

Supporting Our Crime Fighters In Morwell

Police Minister Lisa Neville has commended police officers at Morwell Police Station for their dedication to tackling crime, protecting the community and dealing with issues including the scourge of ice. Visiting the station today, Ms Neville said the Andrews Labor Government’s recent investments in police would ensure Latrobe Valley communities are well-resourced. Police Custody Officers […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Latrobe Valley CFA Staff And Volunteers Working Side-By-Side

Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today praised the firefighters at Morwell and Traralgon fire brigades for their critical work protecting their communities. Visiting the stations today, Mr Merlino was encouraged to see it was business as usual at the integrated brigades, which have a combined workforce of career and volunteer fire fighters. He used […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

$2 Billion In Development Pours Into Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered $2 billion worth of development approval for inner Melbourne – a record amount set to generate thousands of jobs. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne approved five major projects in June, which equate to more than 2000 apartments, more than 300 serviced apartments and hotel rooms, office and retail space: […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Improving Water Security For Gippsland Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is taking further steps to improve water security for dairy farmers with a new study to investigate options for drought-affected South Gippsland. Visiting a property in Yanakie today, Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced $50,000 for a feasibility study to look at the construction of a new pipeline for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Socceroos And Japan To Reignite Rivalry As Victoria Books Another Major Event

Victoria will host the big-ticket blockbuster of Australia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier campaign when the Socceroos take on Japan at Etihad Stadium. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis and Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop to announce Victoria has fended off hot competition from other […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Strengthening Youth Engagement In Victoria

Young Victorians will have more opportunities to have their say and participate in decision-making with the launch of the Andrews Labor Government’s new youth policy. Young Victorians, youth sector representatives and service providers joined Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos at Parliament today for the launch of the Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

New Commissioner To Oversee Rural Assistance

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening rural assistance schemes with the appointment of a new Rural Assistance Commissioner. Created under the Rural Assistance Schemes Act 2016, the new role will help the Labor Government oversee the effective delivery of financial support to rural and regional communities. From 30 June, the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Supporting The Transition To The NDIS

Victorians with a disability, their families and carers, and the sector are set to receive the targeted support they need to help them make the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the 16 organisations who will share in $10 million in funding to deliver readiness activities where they […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

New Home For Endangered Orange-Bellied Parrots

A new, purpose-built, facility to aid the recovery of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot opened today at Werribee Open Range Zoo. With less than 50 Orange-bellied Parrots estimated to remain in the wild, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio officially opened the new facility which is designed to give a big boost […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Exploration Grants On TARGET In Western Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in mineral exploration to help generate investment and jobs in regional Victoria through our $15 million TARGET minerals exploration program. In an economic and geoscience boost to Victoria, nine projects will share in almost $2 million in grants to explore for copper, other base metals and gold in the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment