Category: Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

New Community Projects To Prevent Gambling Harm

The Andrews Labor Government will provide almost $4 million to 14 community organisations to help prevent gambling related harm across Victoria. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz announced $3.87 million for a range of projects over two years funded through the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s (VGRF) Prevention Partnership Program. The successful projects include: […]

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Making Renting Simpler For Our Newest Victorians

The Andrews Labor government is making renting simpler for Victoria’s migrant communities with a series of multilingual videos that explain tenants’ rights and responsibilities. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz and Member for Western Metropolitan Cesar Melham launched the videos at the Western Community Legal Centre (WEstjustice) in Werribee today. First released in Dari, the […]

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Financial Counsellors Supporting Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government’s specialist family violence financial counselling service has helped more than 1100 victims across Victoria since October. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today visited the Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service in St Albans, where family violence financial counsellors have so far supported 44 women living in the Brimbank and Melton […]

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Online Scammers Target Older Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to help older Victorians stay safe online. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today launched a new awareness campaign to give older Victorians the tools to avoid scams while surfing the net. A Consumer Affairs Victoria survey released today shows nearly one in five older Victorians has fallen […]

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New Homes For Vulnerable Women In Melbourne’s North

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to fund safe and affordable homes for vulnerable women in Melbourne’s north. A group of women and their children who were at risk of homelessness at the end of last year were able to move into new long-term, low-cost rental accommodation in Coburg thanks to a $1.6 million Labor […]

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Tatts Awarded New Public Lotteries Licence

Tatts Group Limited has been awarded Victoria’s public lottery licence for the next 10 years. The licence gives Tatts the exclusive right to run a range of lotteries in Victoria for the next decade, including drawing numbers from a pool (such as Powerball) and scratchies. Under the terms of the new agreement, Tatts will make […]

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Keep Your Friends Close To Avoid Social Media Scams

The Andrews Labor government is urging Victorians to accept Facebook friend requests wisely – and be alert to dating and romance scammers when using social media. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz is also urging Victorians, who lost $1.8 million in 2016 to social media scams, to tread carefully when forming relationships with people they don’t […]

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Standing up for Victorian renters and consumers

More Victorians are set to get the assistance they need when renting property in Victoria. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will increase funding for the Tenancy and Consumer Program in the next financial year by 30 per cent. More than $18 million will be invested to deliver local assistance for tenants, particularly those in vulnerable or […]

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Simplifying House Prices For Buyers

New underquoting laws come into effect on 1 May that will make house sale prices clearer and more transparent for would-be buyers. The new laws include requirements for how estate agents estimate and advertise selling prices, making sure prospective buyers are given clear information about comparable and recent property sales in the same area. Hefty […]

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New CEO For Responsible Gambling Foundation

Senior executive Louise Glanville has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF). Her appointment comes after an extensive national executive search and competitive selection process to secure the best leader for the VRGF over the next five years. Ms Glanville will commence her role on 30 May, 2017. […]

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