Category: Media Release

More Support For Victorian Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors and people living with cancer will get the support they need with $500,000 to fund new ways to better help Victorians recovering from the effects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today opened the next funding round of the Victorian Cancer Survivorship Program, while launching the annual Cancer […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Victoria Leads On Gender Equality

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a series of landmark reforms to support women and girls to be safer and stronger in their homes, workplaces and community. Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy will address inequality, sexism and violence against women in all its forms. The Royal Commission into Family Violence found that […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Turnbull Cuts Leave Victorian Public Dental Care In Decay

More than 60,000 disadvantaged Victorians are in danger of missing out on urgent public dental treatment as a result of more health cuts from the Turnbull Government. Earlier this year the Turnbull Government signalled it would pull the plug on a funding partnership with the states and replace it with a new cost-cutting scheme – […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Celebrating Mentors Who Help Victorian Students Thrive

A mentoring program linking regional students with Melbourne-based university mentors helped fuel an interest in science and maths for dozens of students in its first year. The In2Science eMentoring program, run in 2016 with funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.6 million Mentoring Grants Program, linked 64 students from five regional schools with 19 university […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Modern, Safer Facilities For Our Hardworking Police

Police stations across our state will be a hive of construction as the Andrews Labor Government runs an unprecedented program to build modern, safer facilities for police in every corner of Victoria. Visiting Wedderburn today, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green announced the town’s police station will be replaced to give local officers a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police, Ministers

2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has today thrown down the gauntlet to readers everywhere, announcing the 21 works shortlisted for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. The titles comprise some of the best fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and writing produced in Australia in the previous year. The shortlist ranges from a collection of 58 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Tourism And Trade Take Off As LATAM Airlines Heads To Victoria

LATAM Airlines will commence a direct service between Chile and Victoria next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced today South America’s largest airline would operate a tri-weekly service, and become the only carrier to offer the route. The new service, secured by the Andrews Labor Government, will boost tourism and trade, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Greensborough TAFE Campus On Course To Open In 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first in Melbourne’s north-east by re-opening the Greensborough campus of Melbourne Polytechnic. Four years after it closed because of funding cuts by the Liberals, the TAFE campus will reopen in 2017 returning skills and training to the people of Greensborough and north-east Melbourne. It comes a year after […]

Categories: Media Release, Northern Metropolitan Region

Music, Dance, Theatre And More Set To Tour Victoria

Contemporary dance, classical music and lauded theatre works are headed to regional and outer-metropolitan Victoria in 2017 with support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Touring Victoria program. The Labor Government is funding $596,726 in grants to support 10 tours by Victorian companies – presenting more than 27 shows of various sizes and genres – in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Sweeping Reforms To Crack Down On Youth Crime

There will be longer detention periods, more intensive control programs, and a new offence targeting adults who use kids to commit crime under sweeping reforms to the youth justice system being undertaken by the Andrews Labor Government. Measures announced today by Premier Daniel Andrews, Attorney-General Martin Pakula, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos and […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release, Minister for Families and Children, Minister for Police, Ministers, Premier