Category: Media Release

Celebrating Victoria’s Unsung Health Heroes

The ninth Minister for Health Volunteer Awards today celebrated the tireless efforts and incredible work of some of Victoria’s most generous citizens. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy handed out the 14 awards, congratulating the recipients on their outstanding work, which ranged from leadership in raising awareness within the community around specific health issues, to closely […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Supporting Cultural Diversity In The Workplace

A leading not-for-profit organisation will help more Australians from culturally-diverse backgrounds into work experience as the Andrews Labor Government supports jobs for all Victorians. Visiting National Australia Bank (NAB) in Docklands, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced $550,000 in funding for Jesuit Social Services to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Kyneton’s Campaspe River Trail Peddles Ahead

Kyneton’s popular walking and cycling trail along the Campaspe River will undergo major improvement works thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF). Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the grant with Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas while meeting with Macedon Ranges Shire Council on the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region

Melbourne Well On Its Way To Being ‘Cyber Ready’

Victoria is continuing its push towards becoming the first truly cyber ready city in Australia with the launch of Cyber Victoria, a program that will strengthen Victoria’s position at the centre of Australia’s rapidly growing cyber security ecosystem. The Cyber Victoria Program will be delivered by LifeJourney, the company credited with driving the Cyber Maryland […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

More Powers For PSOs To Keep Victorian Commuters Safe

The Andrews Labor Government today announced that Protective Services Officers (PSOs) will be given new powers to target anti-social behaviour and crime, with legislation being introduced into Parliament this week. PSOs will be given a range of additional powers including the power to arrest a person who has breached their parole, conduct searches for illicit […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Independent Advice On Future Of Second Port Received

Existing Victorian ports have capacity for almost another 40 years according to advice released today by Infrastructure Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the Advice on Securing Victoria’s Ports Capacity report from Infrastructure Victoria. Infrastructure Victoria has also made a series of recommendations to support the  implementation of the advice. Community and stakeholder consultation was […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Industry To Join In Public Housing Renewal

  Interested parties are being sought to partner with the Andrews Labor Government to redevelop outdated public housing in inner Melbourne. To grow housing further, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today invited community housing associations, design firms, construction companies and financiers to take part in the Registration of Capability (ROC). The Labor […]

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

Steve Bracks To Head Victoria’s Greatest Sporting Icon

Former Victorian Premier the Hon Steve Bracks AC will take over the reins of Melbourne’s most treasured sporting icon – the MCG – and ensure Victoria keeps its reputation as the ultimate sports city. Minister for Sport John Eren today announced Mr Bracks will replace Bob Herbert AM as chair of the MCG Trust on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Major Investment To Improve Access To Justice

Disadvantaged Victorians will have better access to legal advice, support and information, thanks to a $34.7 million injection from the Andrews Labor Government. The funding is part of the Labor Government’s response to the Access to Justice Review, which made 60 recommendations aimed at reducing the barriers disadvantaged people face when accessing the legal system. […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Schools Spectacular 2017

Three thousand young performers from more than 200 schools will showcase how “Anything is Possible” at this September’s Victorian State Schools Spectacular. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the principal cast of this year’s Spectacular – a musical extravaganza featuring a 64-piece orchestra, a 1300-voice choir, 1200 mass dancers, 30 lead vocalists, 16 principal […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education