Category: Media Release

National Skills Week Launched In Melbourne

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has tonight joined apprentices and trainees for the launch of National Skills Week. National Skills Week is an opportunity to shine light on the amazing training underway in Victoria, adding that the Victorian Training Awards – which takes place on August 26 – celebrates the best of training […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Construction Surges As Victoria Bucks National Trend

Victoria is officially Australia’s construction engine room with a $939 million (9.8 per cent) spike in activity in the year to June 2016. In contrast, activity throughout the nation fell by 10.6 per cent during the same period. Resource rich Western Australia dropped 39.5 per cent, followed by Queensland down 6 per cent and Tasmania […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Statement On Changes To Waurn Ponds Counter Hours

Today I have urgently raised concerns with the Chief Commissioner about a recent decision to change counter hours at the Waurn Ponds Police Station. Myself and senior members of Victoria Police were unaware these changes had been made until yesterday. There is a clear process within Victoria Police about how changes to operations are authorised. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Saving Lives In Whittlesea Through Suicide Prevention

The Whittlesea community will be part of an innovative localised program aiming to halve the rate of suicide across Victoria. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green to detail the local initiative of the Andrews Labor Government’s Suicide Prevention Framework, which is backed by a $27 million investment […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Planning Approvals Drive New Homes And More Jobs

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has approved three CBD apartment towers and a new long-term precinct plan in the south-east – part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to encourage new housing and more jobs through construction. A $490 million three-tower development at 614-666 Flinders Street has been approved, part of Lendlease’s Melbourne Quarter project […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Green Light For Whittlesea Adult Respite Centre

Construction of a new six bed adult respite facility in the City of Whittlesea will begin as soon as a site has been identified by the council. The Andrews Labor Government will fund up to $2.5 million for land and construction of the development, which will provide families who care for people with a disability […]

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

Injury Prevention Research For Racehorses

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced support for a $5.25 million research project aimed at the early detection and prevention of bone injury to racehorses, thanks to its Victorian Racing Industry Fund. The Andrews Labor Government is providing $2.25 million over the next three years for the Equine Limb Injury Prevention Research Program to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

Putting Homelessness On The National Agenda

The Andrews Labor Government has called on Malcolm Turnbull to commit to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. Speaking at the launch of the Council to Homeless Person’s July edition of its magazine Parity, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said homelessness is a problem that isn’t going away and it was time […]

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

Victorian Milk And Baked Beans For School Students

Victorian milk will be served up to thousands of Victorian school students from next year, under a new deal to boost the state’s struggling dairy industry and help support regional jobs. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton to announce it will exclusively supply milk to the Andrews Labor Government’s […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Education

Footy Clubs Join Trial To Roadtest New Standards For Women’s Respect At Work

Two AFL football clubs, a university and a community organisation are helping Victoria set the standard for respect for women in the workplace under a new trial being funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Fiona Richardson today announced North Melbourne Football Club, Carlton Football Club, La […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women