Category: Media Release

Victoria Bans Fracking To Protect Farmers

In a national first, the Andrews Labor Government today announced a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas in Victoria, including hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and coal seam gas. The permanent legislative ban, to be introduced to Parliament later this year, will protect the ‘clean, green’ reputation of Victoria’s agriculture sector, […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

MCC Partnership To Provide New School Sports Ground

The Andrews Labor Government has reached an agreement with the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) to provide world-class sporting facilities at a new school in Melbourne’s bayside suburbs. Minister for Education James Merlino made the announcement at the new Beaumaris Secondary College site, where demolition of the old school buildings started today. In a Victorian-first, the […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Education

Boost For Multicultural Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering $16 million of grants to community groups and programs which boost participation for multicultural communities. Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott, today announced more than 250 applications were successful for funding grants under the new Capacity Building and Participation (CBP) Program. The CBP Program provides grants ranging from $5,000 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Wheels In Motion For Northern Suburbs Trails

The Andrews Labor Government is helping seven Melbourne councils join forces and create an integrated network of off-road trails. Minister for Sport John Eren launched the Northern Regional Trails Strategy, which was made possible by a $50,000 Labor Government grant. Melbourne’s northern suburbs are home to some of Victoria’s most picturesque off-road trails. They’re a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

From Car To Coffee Makers: Jobs Lift In Melbourne’s North

A coffee manufacturer in Melbourne’s north will create 16 new jobs for retrenched automotive workers, with a grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s $33 million Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT). Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Brunswick Jane Garrett today visited Industry Beans in Fitzroy to announce a $225,000 grant, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Ormond And Bentleigh Stations Open Early

The new Ormond and Bentleigh stations opened today – two days ahead of schedule – following a construction blitz to remove three level crossings at North, McKinnon and Centre roads. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today at Bentleigh station to celebrate the station’s early opening with local passengers. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

Thousands Of Victorians Accessing PrEP While Federal Government Dithers And Delays

A Victorian first study into new HIV prevention medication, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), has reached a major milestone with more than 1300 Victorians now accessing the ground-breaking treatment. Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today officially launched PrEPX, a new study where 2,600 people will receive PrEP through a partnership between the Andrews Labor Government, Alfred Health, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Major Boost For Geelong Startup Community

The Andrews Labor Government is accelerating Geelong’s startup community and helping create the jobs of the future through a $1.7 million funding boost from the State’s new $60 million startup initiative LaunchVic. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis and LaunchVic Chair Ahmed Fahour today announced the projects that will share in the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Western Victoria Region

Victoria’s Startup Ecosystem Gets A $6.5 Million Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is accelerating Victoria’s startup community and helping create the jobs of the future with a $6.5 million funding boost from the State’s new $60 million startup initiative LaunchVic. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis and LaunchVic Chair Ahmed Fahour today announced 18 projects that will share in the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

City Gate Upgrade To Assist Homeless Families

The Andrews Labor Government is providing Port Phillip Housing Association with $5 million for the purchase and upgrade of the City Gate Apartments in St Kilda. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said the Government was supporting the association’s bid because closure of the complex would exacerbate pressure on low cost accommodation options, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Southern Metropolitan Region