Category: Media Release

Statement From The Premier

Judith Graley, Member for Narre Warren South, has advised me that she will not be seeking re-election at the 2018 state election. Judith has been a strong voice for locals in the south east since she was first elected to the Victorian Parliament in 2006. A former teacher, education is her great passion, and when […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Next Step In Fire Services Reform

The Andrews Labor Government will closely consider recommendations made by the inquiry into the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017. The Inquiry has today released its final report and the Labor Government will respond to its recommendations before returning the Bill to parliament. We thank the Committee for its work […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Say Cheese! Fonterra Stanhope Facility Opens

The world’s largest exporter of dairy products officially opened its rebuilt Stanhope Facility today thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford officially opened Fonterra’s rebuilt and expanded  facility, which has helped retain 120 jobs and create an additional 30 jobs. With support from the Labor Government, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Work Starts On New State-Of-The-Art Police Headquarters

Construction is underway on a new state-of-the-art Victoria Police headquarters  in Melbourne’s CBD.. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton inspected work on the Victoria Police Centre (VPC) on Spencer Street today, which will provide unprecedented security for frontline police and staff. The new centre will be connected to the neighbouring City […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Governance Failings At Central Goldfields Shire

Victoria’s local government auditor today released a report identifying a series of governance concerns at Central Goldfields Shire Council, including lack of transparency, policy failures and financial mismanagement. The report followed an investigation by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate and it has been provided to the Council and Minister for Local Government. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Northern Victoria Region

Four Year Winning Game Plan For Victoria’s Elite Athletes

With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, the Andrews Labor Government is giving Victoria’s athletes the vital support they need to be at their best. Minister for Sport John Eren today announced further funding as part of a four year $26.8 million package to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

More Support To Keep Women And Children Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping thousands of women and children leave family violence and set up safe homes. More than 5000 additional survivors of family violence can access packages up to $10,000 – up from $7000 – which can be used to cover costs like rent, home alarms, CCTV, clothing, books and education and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Advocates Recognised Through Victorian Disability Awards

Leading disability advocates from across Victoria have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Melbourne yesterday. The Victorian Disability Awards formally recognise individuals, teams and organisations that make a difference in the lives of people with disability and who champion equality for all Victorians. Presenting the awards, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Benefits Flow For Macalister Irrigators

The Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing investment in the Macalister Irrigation District is supporting local farmers and creating local jobs. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today joined representatives from Southern Rural Water to mark completion of the $32 million first phase of the Macalister Irrigation Modernisation Project, and to […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Water

Doors Open On New Pakenham Ambulance Station

Local paramedics now have the facilities they need to quickly respond to local medical emergencies with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance station in Pakenham. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today officially opened the new $1.1 million Pakenham Ambulance Branch on Main Street, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. The previous branch was more […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services, South Eastern Metropolitan Region