Category: Minister for Sport

More Support For Aboriginal Kids To Kick Goals In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is increasing participation in sport and recreation for Aboriginal young people. To mark National Reconciliation Week and the annual Dreamtime at the G clash between Richmond and Essendon, Minister for Sport John Eren today announced $600,000 in funding for four programs to remove barriers to young Aboriginal people getting active. The […]

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New Office To Boost Gender Equality In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is creating a new body dedicated to improving gender equality to ensure all women and girls can play the sports they love. Speaking at the Government’s inaugural Female Friendly Facilities Symposium at the MCG today, Minister for Sport John Eren announced the establishment of Victoria’s first Office for Women in Sport […]

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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 […]

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More Support To Unearth Future Sporting Heroes

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with strengthening the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) and ensuring Victoria remains the nation’s top breeding ground for elite athletes. Minister for Sport John Eren today announced a $300,000 funding boost for a new VIS outreach program to unearth sporting talent in our regions and update its computer […]

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Preserving The Integrity Of Grassroots Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with protecting the integrity and fairness of grassroots sporting competitions across Victoria. Minister for Sport John Eren today released the new Victorian Integrity in Sport Action Plan that addresses risks and sets out clear strategies to maintain integrity in the state and community sports sector. Grassroots sports competitions […]

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Statement On The Future Of The Melbourne Rebels

The Victorian Government welcomes the Melbourne Rebels’ commitment to remain part of the Super Rugby competition and not sell its licence. A Super Rugby franchise in Melbourne is crucial for the growth of the game in Victoria, which is why the Government is working with the Melbourne Rebels, the Victorian Rugby Union and the Australian […]

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Record Number Of Victorians Get Active For April

More than 112,000 Victorians of all ages and abilities leapt into action and improved their health as part of this year’s Premier’s Active April. Minster for Sport John Eren today congratulated the record number of Victorians who committed to 30 minutes of exercise every day last month. For the first time this year, participants took […]

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Boost To Level The Playing Field For Women In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government will continue its ground breaking initiatives to improve gender equality in sport, both on and off the field. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Minister for Women Fiona Richardson, representatives from Netball Victoria, Hockey Victoria, the State Sport Centres Trust, and stars from our top professional women’s teams at the State […]

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Boost for sport and events means more jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will keep Victoria the sporting and events capital of the world, and attract more visitors to create more jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provides an extra $25 million to Visit Victoria to attract thousands more tourists, students, and business leaders from overseas, as part of our plan to increase visitor spending […]

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Labor Kick Starts Next Upgrade Of Geelong’s Kardinia Park

The Andrews Labor Government will transform Geelong’s Kardinia Park into the best sporting arena in regional Australia by completing its world class redevelopment. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $3.9 million to kick-start planning and design for Stage 5 of the redevelopment of Geelong Football Club’s iconic home. This new work will take place at […]

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