Category: Media Release

Victorian Kids Help Architects Design Their Dream Library

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled new designs for the $88 million redevelopment of State Library Victoria. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley and Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan revealed the designs today, which have been developed in consultation with Victorian school children and community groups. Designed by local firm Architectus together with Danish […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

New Drug Court To Drive Down Ice Use And Crime

The Andrews Labor Government has launched the new $32 million Melbourne Drug Court which will make our community safer by driving down ice use and drug crime. Premier Daniel Andrews attended the launch of the Melbourne Drug Court, which was funded through Stage 2 of the Ice Action Plan. The Melbourne Drug Court supervises offenders […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Latrobe Valley Enterprises: Jobs That Change Lives

The Andrews Labor Government has helped create 24 new full time jobs across the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland through the expansion of a social enterprise employing people with disabilities. Visiting Latrobe Valley Enterprises in Morwell today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced a $950,000 expansion of the business to open up further employment […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

A Stronger Box Hill Institute

Locals in Melbourne’s east will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job thanks to $12 million for Box Hill Institute from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the institute’s Elgar Road campus to announce funding from the Stronger TAFE Fund, part […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Minimum Wage Must Rise To Address Penalty Rate Cuts

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to support low paid workers in our community. The Labor Government has made a submission to the Fair Work Commission annual wage review that focuses on  maintaining a fair safety net for low paid and award reliant workers, particularly those […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

A Stronger Chisholm Institute

Victorians will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job thanks to $12 million for Chisholm Institute from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the institute’s Dandenong Campus today to announce funding from the Stronger TAFE Fund, part of Skills First, which […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Major Revamp For Kyneton’s Community Health Services

More Kyneton families will get easier access to the vital community health and family services they need – all under one roof – thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost for Cobaw Community Health Services. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas to announce Cobaw Community Health Services will […]

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

Turnbull Set To Leave 56,000 Victorians Out In The Cold

The Andrews Labor Government has called on Malcolm Turnbull to end the uncertainty for housing and homelessness support in Victoria. With new data revealing that cuts to the National Affordable Housing Agreement would mean approximately 56,000 Victorians per year would not be able to access homelessness services, and put the social housing system that provides […]

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

World Leading Genomics Project To Fight Superbugs

Victorian researchers will pioneer a world leading study using genomic sequencing technology to improve the control of superbugs in hospitals and better protect patients from infections. Visiting Austin Health today, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the next five disease areas for Victoria’s ground-breaking genomic sequencing project led by the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Victorian Sports Stars Kick Start Active April

Every Victorian – no matter their age or ability – is being urged to follow in the footsteps of their heroes and improve their fitness and health ahead of this year’s Premier’s Active April challenge. Minister for Sport John Eren today launched Active April for 2017 at Gosch’s Paddock with AFL Premiership star Jake Stringer, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport