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Victoria Bans Fracking To Protect Farmers

In a national first, the Andrews Labor Government today announced a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas in Victoria, including hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and coal seam gas. The permanent legislative ban, to be introduced to Parliament later this year, will protect the ‘clean, green’ reputation of Victoria’s agriculture sector, […]

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Victoria: A New State Of Momentum

Victoria’s newest and boldest trade and investment campaign will spruik the benefits of doing business in our state. Launched today by Premier Daniel Andrews, during his economic address at Jobs for Victoria, the $2.5 million ‘Victoria: A State of Momentum’ campaign showcases the state’s strengths as a business destination. Highlighting our highly skilled workforce, the […]

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Victoria Leads The Way With Safer, Simpler, More Flexible Trips

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the nation by establishing a single commercial passenger industry that will create 3,500 jobs, give Victorians greater transport choices and better security for drivers. Over the next two years, the current licencing regime will be replaced by a single registration system that will ensure high standards for all commercial […]

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Avalon Airport Precinct Set To Take Off

The Andrews Labor Government has today helped secure Avalon Airport’s future with a $1.5 million investment to develop an industrial precinct that will create much needed jobs and boost the local economy. The Labor Government’s funding will enable the development of a 40 hectare industrial precinct on the vacant north-west corner of the site that […]

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Remembering Our Vietnam Veterans

Victorians will pause today to honour our Vietnam veterans. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Veterans John Eren will pay their respects at the Shrine of Remembrance, alongside Vietnam veterans and thousands of Victorians gathering to mark Vietnam Veterans Day. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, where 108 young Australians […]

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Melbourne – The World’s Most Liveable City Again

Melbourne has been voted the World’s Most Liveable City for an unprecedented sixth-straight year. The prestigious Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Index surveys 140 of the world’s best cities, and we’ve blitzed the field again. Melbourne secured perfect ratings for healthcare, education and infrastructure. It’s proof of what we already know. We have the best of […]

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Protecting Babies From Deadly Whooping Cough

The number of cases of babies with whooping cough have more than halved in the last year after the Andrews Labor Government reinstated the free whooping cough vaccine for new and expectant parents – axed by the former Liberal Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, at The Women’s Hospital to […]

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Medicinal Cannabis One Step Closer For Victorian Patients

Victorian patients are one step closer to accessing medicinal cannabis with the Andrews Labor Government’s horticultural trial entering its second phase and a new Independent Medical Advisory Committee now in place. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Health Jill Hennessy to announce the appointment of Professor James Angus AO as the Chairperson of the […]

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World’s Best Shortlisted To Build The Metro Tunnel

Three consortia featuring the world’s best construction companies have been shortlisted to build the Metro Tunnel and five new underground train stations. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan to announce the shortlisted bidders for the $6 billion Public Private Partnership (PPP) to build the biggest public transport project in Victorian history: […]

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Building The Education State And Creating Jobs In Victoria

Victorian families will be more involved in the building and upgrading of local schools and early childhood centres than ever before, with the launch of the new Victorian School Building Authority. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley today launched the Authority and turned the first sod […]

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