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Winter Construction Blitz To Fast Track Major Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up work on its major transport projects these school holidays, and drivers and public transport users are being warned to plan ahead. Crews will take advantage of the quieter holiday period to get Melbourne ready for the Metro Tunnel, as part of a 16 day construction blitz on road […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Premier

New Body Cams To Protect Paramedics On The Job

Paramedics will get high tech body cameras as part of a new trial to keep them safe from the rising rates of violence they are experiencing on the job. From next week, paramedics at St Vincent’s and Epworth hospitals, and from Point Cook Branch and Sunbury branch, will wear body cameras attached to their uniforms […]

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Protecting Victoria From Terror

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victoria Police and other law enforcement agencies have all the powers they need to protect the community from terrorism and violent extremism. Premier Daniel Andrews today announced that a new expert panel will carry out a root-and-branch review of the laws currently available to prevent, investigate, monitor and respond […]

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Avalon Airport Precinct Propels To New Heights

The Avalon Airport Precinct took a major step forward with works starting on the industrial precinct, which will eventually be home to 750 new jobs, and the Cotton On Group’s purpose built distribution centre. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Lara John Eren, and representatives from the Cotton On Group and Avalon Airport today […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

First New E-Class Trams On Melbourne Streets

The first of 30 new E-Class trams ordered by the Andrews Labor Government will begin operating on the world’s biggest tram network today. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan in Wellington Parade to inspect tram 51, before it and tram 52 enter passenger service later this week. The low-floor E-Class trams […]

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New Concrete Safety Barriers To Protect Our City

New safety barriers are being installed at key landmarks around the CBD to protect locals, visitors and our city. The Andrews Labor Government and City of Melbourne have started installing the temporary concrete blocks in Bourke Street Mall and along the northern edge of Federation Square. Over the coming weeks, concrete barriers will be installed […]

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National Approach To Counter Terrorism To Keep Us Safe

Commonwealth security agencies will play a key role in any parole decisions relating to offenders on the terror watch list under a proposal to be tabled for discussion by the Victorian Government at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting on Friday. Victoria already has the toughest parole laws in the country, with the number […]

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Honouring Those We Have Lost At Level Crossings

Victorians who have tragically lost their lives at level crossings will be forever remembered at a dedicated memorial unveiled today. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Member for Maribyrnong Bill Shorten, Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman and local resident and advocate Dianne Dejanovic, to unveil the memorial at the new St Albans train station. The memorial […]

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Statement From The Premier

Mr Anthony Foster will be farewelled with a State Funeral at 10.30am on Wednesday 7 June at the Melbourne Recital Centre in Southbank. Mr Foster was a relentless campaigner for justice on behalf of many and was closely associated with a significant number of people and organisations. Family, friends, colleagues and associated groups and organisations […]

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Two Million Breakfasts Served To Victorian Kids

The Andrews Labor Government’s expanded School Breakfast Clubs have now served more than two million meals across Victoria – giving children from families in need a brighter and healthier start to the day. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino joined children at Seaford Primary School’s Breakfast Club this morning to mark the […]

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