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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

Major Work On Metro Tunnel To Begin Next Year

Major work on the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history will begin early next year. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan to announce that John Holland has been awarded the first major Metro Tunnel contract, which now includes excavating massive shafts in the centre of Melbourne as part of preparations […]

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New Minister Appointed To Cabinet

Marlene Kairouz will join the Cabinet as Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation. Ms Kairouz was elected to Parliament as Member for Kororoit in 2008 and has served as Cabinet Secretary since the election of the Andrews Labor Government in November 2014. Prior to entering Parliament, Ms Kairouz worked as a scientist specialising […]

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Renewable Energy Targets To Create Thousands Of Jobs

Victoria has set ambitious renewable energy targets to create thousands of new jobs and cut the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. By 2020, 25 per cent of electricity generated in the state will come from renewable energy. By 2025, that will rise to 40 per cent. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate […]

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Fair And Balanced Agreement To End Firefighter Dispute

The Victorian Government has accepted the Fair Work Commission’s recommendation to end the long running Enterprise Agreement dispute with Country Fire Authority firefighters. In doing so, the Government has also put in place additional safeguards for volunteer firefighters, including inserting clauses into the Agreement that clearly specify that the role of volunteers and the services […]

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Statement From The Premier

I have accepted the resignation of Jane Garrett from the Cabinet. Despite all concerns previously raised by Ms Garrett being addressed, she has indicated she refuses to support Cabinet proposals to end the long-running dispute over the CFA Enterprise Agreement.

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Victoria To Lead The Nation On Climate Change

Victoria will once again lead the nation on climate change by legislating ambitious targets and introducing a pledge system to bring government, business and the community together to achieve the collective goal. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced a series of five year interim targets with […]

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