Category: Premier

The Future Of Crime Fighting, In The Palm Of Their Hand

Victoria’s frontline crime fighters will soon be armed with state-of-the-art mobile technology to better respond to incidents of violent crime, public disorder, terrorist threats and the scourge of family violence. Visiting Werribee Police Station today, Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton to announce the tender process for […]

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Action On Quad Bike Safety On Victorian Farms

The Andrews Labor Government is taking strong action to tackle the numbers of deaths and serious injuries on Victorian farms caused by quad bikes. Addressing the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) conference, Premier Daniel Andrews today announced a $6 million subsidy scheme for farmers to make their quad bikes safer. The scheme provides rebates to farmers […]

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Jobs And Clean Energy Boost For South-West Victoria

A new $650 million windfarm near Dundonnell in Victoria’s South West has been given the green light by the Andrews Labor Government. The 96-turbine windfarm at Dundonnell is the biggest windfarm approved by the Labor Government and reflects the confidence renewable companies have in Victoria. The project is expected to create 300 direct and indirect […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning, Premier

United States Vice President Visits As VCCC Opens Its Doors

Joseph R Biden Jr, Vice President of the United States of America, today toured Victoria’s landmark $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) ahead of its official opening. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Victorian Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Commonwealth Minister for Health Sussan Ley opened the world-class centre that will drive future innovations in […]

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Second River Crossing Design Shaped By Community

Local residents have helped shape the official reference design of the Western Distributor Project, with feedback directly incorporated into the design which has now been released to tenderers. The Andrews Labor Government today released the reference design for Melbourne’s second river crossing that will provide a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge and take […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Metropolitan Region

Major Works Set To Start On New Elevated Rail Line

Major construction on the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.6 billion project to remove every level crossing between Dandenong and the City is about to begin. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan to announce that, from the start of August, preparations will begin to install two ‘gantry cranes’ weighing 230 tonnes near […]

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Family Violence App Wins Inaugural Premier’s iAward

An innovative family violence app has won the inaugural Victorian Premier’s iAward for Public Sector Innovation at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) Victorian iAwards Gala. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings and Minister for Innovation Philip Dalidakis this evening announced that SmartSafe+ by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) had won the top […]

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Socceroos And Japan To Reignite Rivalry As Victoria Books Another Major Event

Victoria will host the big-ticket blockbuster of Australia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier campaign when the Socceroos take on Japan at Etihad Stadium. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis and Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop to announce Victoria has fended off hot competition from other […]

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Gone, Gone, Gone: Three More Level Crossings Removed

The dangerous and congested level crossings at Centre, McKinnon and North Roads are gone. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan in Bentleigh today where the Centre Road boom gates that held cars hostage for nearly 40 minutes in the morning peak have been removed. The boom gates at North Road and […]

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Work To Start On Labor’s Monash Upgrade In September

Congestion will be slashed for 200,000 motorists on the Monash every day, with contracts signed and construction of the Monash Freeway Upgrade to start in September. The Andrews Labor Government has announced that Fulton Hogan has been awarded the contract to upgrade the Monash, including building more than 30 kilometres of additional lanes. The Monash […]

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