Category: Premier

Statement From The Premier

Steve Herbert has today advised the Legislative Council of his intention to retire from his position as the Member for Northern Victoria. Steve has shown a lifelong commitment to improving educational opportunities for Victorians. As a teacher, adviser to state and federal governments, and then a member of parliament, he has always worked to improve […]

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Metro Tunnel Work To Ramp Up In April Construction Blitz

Major work is set to ramp up next month on Australia’s biggest public transport project – the Metro Tunnel – with extensive geotechnical investigations now complete. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan at the project’s huge storage facility in West Melbourne, where nearly 10 kilometres of soil and rock samples are […]

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In A Class Of Their Own: Melbourne’s Next-Gen Trams

The first of 20 new trams ordered by the Andrews Labor Government and built in Melbourne, for Melbourne, has rolled off the production line. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan at Bombardier’s Dandenong factory today to get a look at the new E-Class tram, which will soon enter service on […]

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Statement From The Premier

The Victorian Government has acted to provide certainty for jobs in the timber industry and the town of Heyfield, offering Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) terms for a new supply contract that would secure the immediate future of the Heyfield timber mill. The offer made to ASH was for a three year contract consisting of one […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Premier

More Victorians Saved From Cardiac Arrests

More Victorians than ever are surviving cardiac arrest with paramedics arriving faster and more bystanders stepping in to save lives, latest data from the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Registry annual report shows. The 2015/16 report, released today, analyses data from all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests responded to by paramedics. It shows paramedics treated 5,899 patients suffering a […]

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Big Win For Sport Across The Valley

The Latrobe Valley is set to become one of regional Australia’s top sporting hubs with a major investment in its sporting infrastructure, thanks to an unprecedented $85 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Sport and Tourism John Eren, Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, Collingwood and Melbourne […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Premier

Landmark Scheme Gives Hazelwood Workers A Fresh Start

Highly skilled Hazelwood workers will be able to transfer to other power generators thanks to a landmark worker transfer scheme signed off today by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan, Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, and Hazelwood workers and their representatives in Morwell to sign […]

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Penalty Rate Cuts Hurt Wages And Families

Premier Daniel Andrews appeared today alongside Margarita, a hotel cleaner of 30 years, to announce a move to examine the impact of the Fair Work Commission’s penalty rate cuts. Margarita, who is seeking a meeting with the Prime Minister, stands to lose $2000 from her wage and has been forced to delay her retirement. The […]

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Synthetic Drugs Banned And Tough New Ice Laws

The Andrews Labor Government is today introducing laws that ban the sale and production of all synthetic drugs and give police greater powers to prosecute ice traffickers. The Labor Government continues to crack down on dealers who sell and supply dangerous, life-threatening drugs to our community. Currently, the only way to stop synthetic drugs is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police, Ministers, Premier

Statement From The Premier

I have today met with Mr Don Nardella MP and requested that he pay back the money he received for claiming the second residence allowance. Mr Nardella indicated he would not repay the money, so I asked for his resignation from the Victorian Parliamentary Labor Party and he provided it. It is self-evident that MPs […]

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