Category: Media Release

Statement From The Premier

It is my sad and solemn duty to confirm that Fiona Richardson – Member for Northcote, Minister and mother of two – has passed away at the age of 50. The best people in public life are those who live their values. In fighting for her community, in standing up for the safety of women […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Statement From The Richardson Family

Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence and Member for Northcote has passed away bravely after a prolonged battle with cancer. Fiona’s had a significant impact on public issues at a local, state and nationwide level. She served our State as Minister for Women and this nation’s first ever Minister for the Prevention […]

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

Central Goldfields Shire Council Dismissed

The Bill to dismiss the Central Goldfields Shire Council passed Parliament this evening, paving the way for local residents to get the local representation they deserve. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins introduced the Bill earlier today in response to last week’s damning report by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate. Once the Bill […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Government Takes Action To Protect Victorian Health

The Andrews Labor Government will make an urgent application to the Fair Work Commission to terminate industrial action being taken by the Health Services Union No 1 Branch (HWU) and Dorevitch Pathology. Dorevitch provides pathology services under contract to 32 Victorian public health services, 29 of which are in regional Victoria. The industrial action, which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

Economic Growth Above Trend For Two Consecutive Years

ANZ’s Stateometer report released today shows Victoria is the only state economy in Australia that has grown above trend for two consecutive years. According to the report, housing, the labour market and trade were all positive contributors to the index in the quarter. The report also showed positive growth in Victorian household spending over the […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

New Consumer Policy And Research Hub Launched

The Andrews Labor Government has established a new research centre dedicated to improving access, fairness and protections for Victorian consumers. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz joined newly-appointed CEO Lauren Solomon in Parliament today to launch the Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC). The CPRC will investigate areas such as changes in the housing market, dispute […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Giving Vegetable Growers That Export Edge

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a Victorian vegetable growing success story to expand into the lucrative Asian export market. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $25,000 from the revamped Food Source Victoria (FSV) program to support a network of growers who sell their produce under Flavorite Marketing. Flavorite is a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development

Dismissal Of Central Goldfields Shire Council

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced a Bill to dismiss the Central Goldfields Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins said the decision was made in response to last week’s damning report by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate. The independent report found a range of serious failures at the Council including: Asset […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Renewable Energy A Jobs Boom For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is harnessing the power of renewable energy to drive down prices, attract billions of dollars of investment and create thousands of local jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today to announce the introduction of legislation for Victorian Renewable Energy Targets (VRET), the largest […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victoria Flying High With New Flights To Zhengzhou

Victorians will soon have direct flights between Melbourne and Zhengzhou, with Jetstar set to commence two weekly services from December. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka at Melbourne Airport today to announce the new service, adding close to 70,000 seats each way every year. The announcement means […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events