Category: Ministers

Construction Begins On Melbourne’s Newest Rail Line

Construction has kicked off on the brand new rail line to Mernda that will carry train services to the heart of one of Victoria’s fastest growing areas. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green in Mernda today to mark the start of works on the Andrews Labor Government’s extension […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Honouring Victoria’s Heroes

The Andrews Labor Government will honour Victoria’s heroes with a boost to the Shrine of Remembrance, and the job support our veterans need after serving our nation. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest a record $2.8 million boost over four years to help the Shrine deliver the very best programs that teach our students Victoria’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

Special Exemption For First Home Buyers In Defence Forces

Victorian members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are set to receive a special exemption under the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG). Recognising that ADF personnel often cannot live at home while they serve abroad or live on base, the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes an exemption for our servicemen and women from […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Major Overhaul Of Parliamentary Allowances

The Andrews Labor Government will comprehensively overhaul the allowance system for Members of Parliament by tightening the second residence allowance, improving transparency through online reporting, enforcing repayments and penalties for non-compliance, and removing the ability of MPs to set their own salaries and allowances. While the previous Liberal Government made minor changes in 2013, they […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Tourists Set To ‘Flock’ To Creswick Woollen Mills

Creswick Woollen Mills is set to attract more international tourists with support from the Andrews Labor Government for the development of a range of visitor experiences for Asian visitors. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced with Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard a $500,000 grant from the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) at […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region

New Sporting Education Opportunities For Victorian Kids

Victorian students will have new opportunities to pursue careers in the sport and recreation industry through the Sports Education and Development Australia (SEDA) College. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the College’s North Melbourne Football Club campus to announce that SEDA College is now registered as an independent school. This means students can be […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Giving Students More Opportunities In The South East

A new performing arts centre at Mordialloc College was officially opened today providing more opportunities for students in the South East to excel at school. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson toured the state-of-the-art facility today which includes specialist drama performance spaces, music teaching areas and a canteen. The arts […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Ministers, Southern Metropolitan Region

Attracting The World’s Best To Create More Local Jobs

Victoria will attract more of the world’s biggest companies and fastest-growing industries to create local jobs and investment in our state. Visiting Rinnai Australia’s new Braeside manufacturing hub, Premier Daniel Andrews, and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced an expanded Investment Attraction and Assistance Program to secure more global business. As part of […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New South Warrandyte Fire Station Opens

A new fire station for South Warrandyte was officially opened by Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today. With improved facilities and more space, the South Warrandyte Fire Brigade is well equipped to continue keeping this community safe. The new $6.8m building is staffed 24 hours a day and will help the brigade deal with increased […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services, Northern Metropolitan Region

Keeping Melbourne The Ultimate Sports And Events Capital

The Andrews Labor Government will ensure Melbourne remains the global home of sport and entertainment, by giving Melbourne Park the best facilities in the world. Treasurer Tim Pallas and Minister for Sport John Eren today announced $271.55 million to complete the third stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment. Announced as part of the Victorian Budget […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer