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Taking Action On Ice And Other Drugs

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against ice and drug addiction, with new rehabilitation beds and thousands more treatment places and counselling services for Victorians. As part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $81.1 million will be invested in stage three of the Ice Action Plan with a focus on early intervention and […]

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300 New Frontline Police To Hit The Beat From Next Month

The first 300 frontline police officers, of the 3,135 police the Andrews Labor Government is delivering over five years, will begin to roll out into Melbourne’s growing suburbs from next month. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton today to announce the allocation of Victoria’s 300 new frontline […]

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Building Melbourne’s Missing Link

The Andrews Labor Government will build the missing link in our road network to slash congestion in Melbourne’s north, east, and south-east, and create more than 5,000 new jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provides the first $100 million for the North East Link – every dollar needed to complete critical design, planning, and preconstruction works […]

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Major Overhaul Of Parliamentary Allowances

The Andrews Labor Government will comprehensively overhaul the allowance system for Members of Parliament by tightening the second residence allowance, improving transparency through online reporting, enforcing repayments and penalties for non-compliance, and removing the ability of MPs to set their own salaries and allowances. While the previous Liberal Government made minor changes in 2013, they […]

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Attracting The World’s Best To Create More Local Jobs

Victoria will attract more of the world’s biggest companies and fastest-growing industries to create local jobs and investment in our state. Visiting Rinnai Australia’s new Braeside manufacturing hub, Premier Daniel Andrews, and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced an expanded Investment Attraction and Assistance Program to secure more global business. As part of […]

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Funding Boost To Fast Track World-First MND Research

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $3 million towards a world-first project that will fast track drug discoveries to treat and fight Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The Government is partnering with the Cure for MND Foundation and the Florey Institute to deliver the project which will use a world-first drug screening platform and Nobel Prize […]

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Backing Our Wangaratta SES Volunteers

The Wangaratta State Emergency Service (SES) unit will soon have the modern and safe facilities they need to help protect the community, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and Wangaratta SES members to announce $1.6 million from the Victorian Budget 2017-18 to […]

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Wangaratta Hospital Revamp To Treat Patients Sooner

More Wangaratta patients will get the critical care they need closer to home, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost to redevelop Wangaratta Hospital. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and local residents to announce that the much-loved hospital would receive $15.2 million through […]

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More Support For New Parents And Their Children

New parents and their babies will receive even more support under an expansion of the Maternal Child Health Service. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced that 37,000 families will now be able to rely on expanded Enhanced Maternal and Child Health services until their child turns three. Announced […]

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Monash Emergency Expansion To Treat Kids Quicker

The Andrews Labor Government will expand the Monash Medical Centre emergency department, with an exclusive area just for children so our sickest kids get the care they need sooner. As the first young patients move into the new co-located Monash Children’s Hospital, Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the $63.2 […]

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