Category: Media Release

Ararat Abattoir Set To Expand In A Win For Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure Ararat Abattoirs’ $800,000 upgrade and expansion, supporting hundreds of jobs and boosting the local economy. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green announced the Labor Government’s support for the project today, which will safeguard 300 existing jobs and create 30 new jobs in Ararat. The facility is currently […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria, Western Victoria Region

Planning For Success At Flemington Estate

The Andrews Labor Government’s renewal of the Flemington public housing estate reached an important milestone today with the release of the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA) after seven months of planning and community engagement. The Labor Government’s $30 million plan will rebuild the run down and inaccessible concrete walk-ups at Flemington and replace them with […]

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

Revitalising the Murray Basin Rail Network

Works to revitalise more than 1,000 kilometres of Victoria’s rail freight network will be underway within weeks, with the McConnell Dowell Martinus Rail joint venture announced today as the successful tenderer for the project. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Acting Victorian Minister for Public Transport Luke Donnellan today announced the contract […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Turnbull Maintains Deadly Silence On Menin W Funding

The Andrews Labor Government has stepped in to ensure thousands of Victorian teenagers are protected from Meningococcal W, with the roll out of life saving vaccinations. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today visited Werribee Secondary College and met with high school students – among the latest to receive their vaccinations under the Labor Government’s free […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

CFA Graduates Ready To Protect Victorians

The next batch of CFA recruits are ready to help keep Victorians safe. Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today congratulated thirty new career firefighters at a graduation ceremony at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre in Craigieburn. The awards ceremony is the culmination of an intensive 19-week course that began in February this year. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Electronic Stability Control Saves Lives

New research has revealed 41 lives lost on Victorian roads last year could have been saved if the cars involved had been fitted with common safety technology. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined researchers to discuss the potentially life-saving benefits of Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The Transport Accident Commission, Monash University […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Liberals Delay Crucial Bill On Youth Justice

The Andrews Labor Government’s legislation to crackdown on youth crime has been delayed by a posturing Liberal Party. For all their hyperbole about their commitment to “strengthening youth justice by stronger sentencing and less tolerance of bad behaviour,” the Liberals have again been found to be all bluff and bluster. Despite the Government adding an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

More Choice, Cheaper Fares And Certainty For The Industry

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reforms to Victoria’s taxi and hire car industry have passed the Legislative Council, paving the way for cheaper fares, more choice and safer, more responsive services for passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan welcomed the reforms which will regulate ride share services and provide certainty to the taxi industry. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Commission Of Inquiry Into Rural City Of Ararat

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to consider the efficiency and effectiveness of the Rural City of Ararat’s rating strategy. The decision comes after a request for Government intervention was made by the Victorian Farmers Federation and, importantly, the Mayor of Ararat. The draft budget proposes to bring to an end […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Major Reforms To Overhaul Bail System Pass Parliament

The Andrews Labor Government’s legislation to toughen Victoria’s bail system and give a higher priority to community safety passed Parliament this week. The Bail Amendment (Stage One) Bill 2017 was introduced last month as part of Victoria’s largest ever suite of legislative measures to crack down on crime and keep the community safe. The reforms […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release