Category: Premier

Statement On Bourke St

Our hearts are breaking this afternoon. People have died in the heart of our city. Others are seriously injured. Young and old. And all of them were innocent. All of them were just going about their day, like you or I. Some families are just starting to find out the news about their loved ones, […]

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A Step Towards The Recognition Budj Bim Deserves

The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the news that the Budj Bim cultural landscape will be added to Australia’s Tentative List World Heritage nominations. The cultural landscape in Victoria’s south-west – one of Australia’s most culturally significant locations – was put forward for inclusion on the list by the Labor Government. It will now stay […]

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Landmark Agreement Secures Alcoa Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has reached a breakthrough agreement with Alcoa to secure jobs for thousands of Victorians. The Labor Government worked tirelessly to keep Alcoa’s Portland Smelter operating, following a power outage on 1 December 2016 which threatened the smelter’s future. The smelter is Portland’s largest employer and more than 1600 supply chain and […]

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Swan Street Bridge Bottleneck To Go

Works to remove the notorious Swan Street Bridge bottleneck will be underway within months, with Seymour Whyte Constructions announced today as the successful tenderer for the project. Acting Premier James Merlino and Acting Minister for Roads and Road Safety Philip Dalidakis announced the $30 million Swan Street Bridge Upgrade that will slash travel times, improve […]

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

New Forensic Specialists Put The Finger On Crime

Victoria’s newest weapons in the fight against theft and high-volume crime have been revealed with new fingerprint experts being recruited to help crack down on car thefts and burglaries. Acting Premier James Merlino and Minister for Police Lisa Neville today met some of the state’s forensic crime fighters at Victoria Police’s high-tech Macleod forensics facility. […]

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Making Victorian Schools Better Prepared For Bushfires

Thousands of Victorian students will be safer this summer with the Andrews Labor Government making sure schools in the state’s highest fire danger areas are better prepared for bushfires. Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino today inspected Billanook Primary School in the Dandenong Ranges, which will have its bushfire shelter area audited and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Premier

New Immunisation Campaign To Keep Kids Safe

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to reinforce how immunisation saves lives and keeps children safe from deadly diseases. Acting Premier James Merlino today joined Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, in the City of Port Phillip, to launch the campaign and remind parents to ensure their children are fully immunised before heading […]

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Putting People First: Fixing The Great Ocean Road

Almost a year to the day after the devastating Christmas fires, Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan toured the Wye River region today and met with local residents. Over the past 12 months, Victoria’s most iconic and scenic stretch of road has been under threat from bushfires and floods, causing hundreds of […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

Revamped Rushworth Health Care To Put People First

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $10 million to redevelop Goulburn Valley Health’s Waranga Campus in Rushworth, co-locating all of its health and aged care services under-one-roof. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes to announce the funding from the first round of the new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Northern Victoria Region, Premier

Nagambie’s First Ever Ambulance Service Ready For Busy Summer Season

Holiday-makers in Nagambie can have confidence they will get the emergency care they need this summer, with Nagambie’s first ever permanent ambulance service now up and running. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today caught up with Nagambie Ambulance Community Officers ahead of the busy […]

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