Category: Media Release

Liberals Delay Crucial Bill On Youth Justice

The Andrews Labor Government’s legislation to crackdown on youth crime has been delayed by a posturing Liberal Party. For all their hyperbole about their commitment to “strengthening youth justice by stronger sentencing and less tolerance of bad behaviour,” the Liberals have again been found to be all bluff and bluster. Despite the Government adding an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

More Choice, Cheaper Fares And Certainty For The Industry

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reforms to Victoria’s taxi and hire car industry have passed the Legislative Council, paving the way for cheaper fares, more choice and safer, more responsive services for passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan welcomed the reforms which will regulate ride share services and provide certainty to the taxi industry. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Commission Of Inquiry Into Rural City Of Ararat

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to consider the efficiency and effectiveness of the Rural City of Ararat’s rating strategy. The decision comes after a request for Government intervention was made by the Victorian Farmers Federation and, importantly, the Mayor of Ararat. The draft budget proposes to bring to an end […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Major Reforms To Overhaul Bail System Pass Parliament

The Andrews Labor Government’s legislation to toughen Victoria’s bail system and give a higher priority to community safety passed Parliament this week. The Bail Amendment (Stage One) Bill 2017 was introduced last month as part of Victoria’s largest ever suite of legislative measures to crack down on crime and keep the community safe. The reforms […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Record Funding For Victoria’s Public Libraries

The Andrews Labor Government is spending more money than ever before on Victoria’s public libraries. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins visited Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library today to announce record funding for public libraries to buy books, update computers and deliver programs for school kids. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provided $42.5 million for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

More Island Services With New Ferry

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering more frequent, reliable ferry services between the mainland and French and Phillip Islands. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that Searoad Ferries (trading as Western Port Ferries) has been awarded the contract to run the Western Port Ferry Service between French Island, Phillip Island and Stony Point. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Southern Metropolitan Region

Cheaper, Faster Insurance Gives Builders A Better Deal

Homeowners and builders in Victoria will have access to cheaper Domestic Building Insurance (DBI) thanks to a new service model being introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Finance Robin Scott announced today that, from July 1, a new system managed by the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority will see insurance premiums reduce by an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Rosedale Highway Intersection Set For Much-Needed Fix

A dangerous intersection in Rosedale that has seen trucks crash into the barrier surrounding the local pub on numerous occasions is set to be completely redesigned. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the upgrade of the Princes Highway/Lyons Street roundabout would improve freight efficiency and make the […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

New Tourism Push To Bring More Visitors To Gippsland

Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley will benefit from extra tourism funding to attract more visitors, boost local businesses and create more jobs. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced $3.2 million to help Destination Gippsland give more people the opportunity to experience the best of everything Gippsland has to offer. Regions like […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Reducing Harm In Mental Health Care To Keep People Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping reduce conflict and create a safer environment for patients, staff and families in Victorian mental health services. The $2.4 million Safewards program is being rolled out across all Victorian public mental health units under a partnership between the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and the Department of Health and Human […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance, Minister for Mental Health