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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 […]

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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 […]

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Construction Contracts Up For Grabs In Latrobe Valley

Builders in Morwell and the Latrobe Valley region are being urged to ensure they’re in the running for government projects by signing up to the Construction Supplier Register (CSR). The CSR is a prequalification scheme for building contractors and consultants interested in getting work through Victorian Government departments and agencies. Currently, only a small number […]

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No Worse Off Clause To Protect Security Workers

Security staff will be guaranteed the same pay and conditions should their employer change hands under new Government contract rules. Minister for Finance Robin Scott today announced a new provision to be included in the Andrews Labor Government’s Security Services State Purchase Contract (SPC) – the standing offer agreement which mandates individual or site-by-site contracts. […]

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Worker Mental Health To Take Centre Stage

Keeping Victorian workers healthy in mind as well as body will be the key focus of a new initiative that empowers bosses to make mental health a priority in the workplace. The new $50 million WorkHealth program includes a free, interactive online platform that will act as a go-to site for businesses to access the […]

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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 […]

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Stage One Complete As WorkSafe Staff Call Geelong Home

More than 150 WorkSafe employees are now working in Geelong, signalling the end of phase one of WorkSafe’s two-stage move from its current headquarters in Melbourne. Already, WorkSafe’s relocation has been a boon for the region, with more than 40 WorkSafe staff having recently bought houses. Minister for Finance Robin Scott today visited staff to […]

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New Directors Appointed To TAC Board

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of two new directors to the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Board. David Heath and Samantha Smith this week joined the Board, bringing with them a wealth of experience in finance, marketing and business. Mr Heath is an actuary with Cumpston Sarjeant in Melbourne and has extensive experience […]

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Taking Care Of Bourke Street Families

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring all those affected by the Bourke Street tragedy receive the support they need. The Bourke Street Fund – set up over the weekend – will be applied to the direct benefit of victims and their families. It works in addition to existing compensation being made available through the Transport […]

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Board Members Appointed For Asbestos Agency

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a three-person board for the newly-established Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency (VAEA). Minister for Finance Robin Scott today announced the board will be chaired by former Commissioner of Fair Work Australia Dianne Foggo AM and directors Simone Stevenson and Ross McCann. The new appointments bring extensive skills, qualifications and experience […]

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