Category: Media Release

Building The Education State In South-West Victoria

Students in Portland and Casterton are a step closer to having the facilities they need, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s investment of more than $10 million in four local schools. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Portland Primary School, Portland Secondary College, Casterton Secondary College and Portland Bay School to meet staff and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Victoria Region

The Future Of Crime Fighting, In The Palm Of Their Hand

Victoria’s frontline crime fighters will soon be armed with state-of-the-art mobile technology to better respond to incidents of violent crime, public disorder, terrorist threats and the scourge of family violence. Visiting Werribee Police Station today, Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton to announce the tender process for […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Designs Reveal An Ace For Bendigo Tennis Centre

The Bendigo Tennis Centre will soon become the biggest hardcourt complex in Victoria behind the world-renowned Melbourne Park. Minister for Sport John Eren and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today released designs for the major upgrade, made possible by a $2.4 million Andrews Labor Government grant. The detailed designs by Mantric Architecture paint a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport, Northern Victoria Region

Making A Splash In Kangaroo Flat

Work has begun on the state-of-the-art Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre. Minister for Sport John Eren today joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at the site of the sports hub, turning the first sod to mark the beginning of construction. The Leisure and Wellbeing Centre will include an Olympic-sized, eight-lane pool, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport, Northern Victoria Region

Victorian Grain Growers Dominate The World Stage

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today addressed the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) in Melbourne, congratulating industry leaders on their continued export success, generating  in excess of $1.4 billion in 2014-15. The Victorian grains industry is today one of our big export success stories, with $141 million worth of wheat, barley and canola sent to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Visitor Economy Strategy To Keep Victoria Number One

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a strategy to drive its bold plans to grow Victoria’s visitor economy. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today spoke at the Victorian Tourism Conference in Bendigo, where he outlined plans to increase visitor spending to $36.5 billion by 2025 and increase employment in the sector to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Small Business Festival Kicks Off In The North East

Australia’s largest small business festival is coming to North East Victoria, providing the region’s small business operators with a range of free and low-cost events to network and support the growth of their businesses. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis joined representatives from the North East’s six regional councils today to officially […]

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

Victorians Cast A Vote For Our Best Apprentice

Victorians are being encouraged to show their support for hardworking apprentices by casting a vote for the Community Choice Award at this year’s Victorian Training Awards. Now in its second year, the award is a public vote and Victorians are being asked to get behind their favourite apprentice. The four apprentices who are shortlisted for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Review Of Aboriginal Lands Act Underway

A review of the Aboriginal Lands Act 1970 is underway to improve governance and enable greater self-determination for Lake Tyers and Framlingham communities. Originally established to accommodate Aboriginal Victorians forcibly removed from their homelands, the two trusts achieved a degree of self-management through the 1970 Act which established the Lake Tyers and Framlingham Aboriginal Trusts. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Helping Veterans Honour The Anniversary Of The Battle Of Long Tan

The Andrews Labor Government will provide free public transport to help veterans mark the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Minister for Veterans John Eren announced today veterans and war widows will travel for free on regional public transport between August 17-19, and on metropolitan services on August 18. The free travel arrangements […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans