Category: Premier

Backing Our Police With New Forensic Hub For The Valley

As part of the crackdown on crime, a new state-of-the-art Victorian Police forensics hub will be established in the Latrobe Valley to target the spread of ice and other drugs. This facility will help keep the community safe by allowing police to solve more crime, faster – with fingerprint, DNA and drug testing taking place […]

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Update On Worker Transfer Scheme For Latrobe Valley Workers

The Premier today met with affected Hazelwood workers and their representatives to discuss ongoing progress on a worker transfer scheme for those working across our Latrobe Valley power stations. The proposed scheme would open opportunities at other power stations for retrenched Hazelwood workers, so they can continue working in the power generation industry. The Andrews […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Premier

Getting It Done: Construction Starts At Richmond High

Families in Melbourne’s booming inner suburbs will soon have access to a new school thanks to the Andrews Labor Government – the first vertical government high school built in Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today joined local community members to mark the start of construction […]

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Because We Are Victorian And Proud Of It

The Andrews Labor Government today released a multicultural policy to build on Victoria’s proud immigrant history and reaffirm the shared values that make us a stronger, safer and more harmonious community. Premier Daniel Andrews, Deputy Premier James Merlino, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott and Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton joined community leaders at […]

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Building Victoria’s First High Capacity Train Line

Work has begun to prepare the Cranbourne-Pakenham line for the 65 new High-Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs) being built in Victoria by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today outlined $660 million worth of upgrades that will be carried out along the entire length of Melbourne’s busiest train line and the entry […]

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Better Public Transport, Less Congestion, More Jobs

A massive, purpose-built factory in Pakenham is creating hundreds of jobs to build the new elevated train line that will remove nine of Victoria’s worst level crossings. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino today met workers at the 13,000 square metre facility, which is […]

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4000 Jobs Created In A Boost For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has given the green light to a major development that will create more than 4000 jobs in another sign of confidence in Victoria’s growing economy. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Planning Richard Wynne at Southbank this morning to announce planning approval for Crown Melbourne’s new six-star hotel – a 90-storey […]

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

Building A Stronger And More Secure Youth Justice System

The responsibility for youth justice in Victoria will move to the Department of Justice and Regulation. Corrections Victoria will permanently manage the security of all youth justice facilities, and a new high-security youth justice centre will be built, as part of sweeping reforms to the youth justice system. Recent incidents have made it clear that […]

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Tenth Level Crossing Gone After Summer Construction Blitz

The dangerous and congested level crossings at Blackburn and Heatherdale Road in Melbourne’s east are gone – the ninth and tenth crossings removed by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan at the brand new Heatherdale Station today, the eleventh new station opened by the Labor Government in […]

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China’s E-Commerce Giant Opens Regional HQ In Victoria

Victorian businesses are set to have greater access to China’s multi-billion dollar e-commerce market after the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company, Alibaba Group, today officially opened its new Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis joined Alibaba Group Executive Chairman […]

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