Category: Ministers

Reforms Continue To Improve Jury Directions

The Andrews Labor Government introduced new laws in Parliament today to further simplify and improve the way information is provided to juries in criminal trials. The Jury Directions and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2017 will clarify that jury parades are not an essential part of the jury empanelment process. The changes, introduced in Parliament today, […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Reducing Family Violence In Aboriginal Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is working to reduce family violence in Aboriginal communities by investing in projects that focus on cultural strengthening and building more resilient communities. 40 new projects have been funded to prevent and raise awareness of family violence in Aboriginal communities across Victoria. These projects were recommended by the 11 Indigenous Family […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Medicinal Cannabis Takes Big Steps Forward In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with establishing a reliable, safe production pipeline for the supply of high quality medicinal cannabis for Victorian patients. The first cannabis crop grown by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources has now been harvested. It is now being tested and formulated – part of product […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Health

Health Check For Racing Industry Participants

Improving the health and wellbeing of participants in the racing industry will be the focus of a new research project announced by the Andrews Labor Government today. The $32,600 project will examine the health of those involved in the racing industry and engage racing participants to adopt more healthy behaviours. The Labor Government is contributing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

Works Start On Thomas Embling Expansion

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more mental health support with a further $7 million to build 10 additional beds at Thomas Embling Hospital. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley made the announcement today while turning the sod for the new $9.5 million eight-bed Secure Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. The unit will be completed by […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Helping Disadvantaged Job Seekers Find Work

Ballarat employment providers, businesses and community groups have put their heads together at a networking conference to get thousands of disadvantaged Victorians into work. The conference was part of Jobs Victoria – the state’s biggest-ever employment drive to help more than 4,000 disadvantaged Victorians find meaningful and sustainable jobs. Jobs Victoria has a network of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Converting Waste To Energy For A Sustainable Future

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new $2 million program to support the development of waste to energy technologies, including anaerobic digestion and thermal treatment of waste. The Waste to Energy Infrastructure Fund will boost sustainable energy production using organic and other materials and divert more waste from landfill. As a major food producing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Protecting Children In Immigration Detention

A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court has found that the State of Victoria has jurisdiction to intervene when children in immigration detention are in need of protection. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos said the ruling meant the state could work more closely with the Commonwealth to ensure the safety and wellbeing of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Victorian Dairy And Sheep Producers Strike Hot

Victorian dairy and sheep producers have taken the honours at The Weekly Times Coles 2016 Farmer of the Year Awards held at the RACV Club in Melbourne on Friday night. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford opened the national award show and commended all producers for their innovation,  efficiency to get food from paddock to plate […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture