Category: Media Release

Water For Victoria: Recognising Aboriginal Water Values

In a first for Victoria, an environmental flow release into the Glenelg River has supported both environmental outcomes as well as Aboriginal cultural values. Supporting Aboriginal values is a key element of the Victoria’s new water plan, Water for Victoria. Water For Victoria, the first comprehensive state-wide water plan in over 10 years, will improve […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

A Brighter Future For Disadvantaged Young People

More young people at risk of homelessness will get the support they need to improve their lives thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the Youth Foyer in Warrnambool to announce $3 million to expand the delivery of the Certificate I in Developing Independence to Warrnambool, where it […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

A Stronger TAFE For The South West

Locals living in South West Victoria will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job thanks to $3.5 million for South West TAFE from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the Warrnambool Campus today to announce the funding from the Stronger TAFE […]

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Victoria Funds PrEP Expansion After Federal Government Refuses Again

The Federal Liberal Government has once again failed to respond to calls to step up and fund access to the life-saving HIV prevention drug, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). At today’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council, Victoria called on the Federal Government to take action to ensure a quick listing of PrEP on the Pharmaceutical […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Scholarships Awarded To Koorie Students

Twenty Koorie students have received $5,000 scholarships, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today presented the 2017 Marrung Education Scholarship Awards to students in recognition of their strong potential to succeed in their chosen career paths. The two-year Marrung Scholarships are awarded to Year 11 students studying at a Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Applications Open For More Diverse Water Boards

Minister for Water Lisa Neville has reminded Victorians that expressions of interest for board vacancies across the state’s 19 water corporations are still open. Victorians who possess skills in small, medium or large businesses, skills and experience in land, water, financial and infrastructure management or experience in community engagement are encouraged to apply. The Andrews […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Huge Cranes To Widen EJ Whitten Bridge

Major widening works to the EJ Whitten Bridge ramps up with two large remotely controlled cranes being assembled ahead of works starting next week. The assembly of the 13-metre-tall gantry cranes marks the start of significant works to widen the bridge from three to five lanes in each direction, improving safety and slashing travel times. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Great Stupa Makes Its Mark In Bendigo

The Andrews Labor Government is helping crown Bendigo’s majestic Great Stupa of Universal Compassion thanks to a $2.5 million grant. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford joined Member for Bendigo, West Maree Edwards and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan in announcing the funding today while visiting the Great Stupa, cementing Bendigo’s position as an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

New Board For Workers Dispute Service

An inaugural seven person board will strengthen the independence of the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS). The ACCS helps resolve worker compensation disputes by bringing together workers, employers and WorkSafe agents in an informal, non-adversarial and free process. The new ACCS Board – to be chaired by Julie Ligeti – will guide the organisation in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Key Child Health Information Now Translated Into Ten Languages

Important information to help families with young children has now been translated into ten key languages to ensure it is accessible to Victoria’s newest arrivals. In this, the 100th year of the Victorian Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today unveiled the translated resources on a visit to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children