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Ending The Ambulance Crisis: Best Response Times In Seven Years

The Andrews Labor Government is fixing our ambulance service, with ambulance response times restored to what they were before the former Liberal Government trashed the service and went to war with our paramedics. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today released the latest ambulance and hospital performance data, which […]

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Labor Government Unveils Massive Gippsland Line Upgrade

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a massive upgrade of the Gippsland line, to run more trains, more often to Victoria’s East, as part of its $1.45 billion Regional Rail Revival package unveiled today. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing at Warragul Station today […]

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$1.45 Billion To Continue Labor Regional Rail Revival

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a massive package of regional rail upgrades that will improve services and create more than 1,000 jobs across Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that the Victorian Budget 2017/18 would include a $1.45 billion Regional Rail Revival package of upgrades on every […]

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Taking Action On Ice And Other Drugs

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against ice and drug addiction, with new rehabilitation beds and thousands more treatment places and counselling services for Victorians. As part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $81.1 million will be invested in stage three of the Ice Action Plan with a focus on early intervention and […]

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300 New Frontline Police To Hit The Beat From Next Month

The first 300 frontline police officers, of the 3,135 police the Andrews Labor Government is delivering over five years, will begin to roll out into Melbourne’s growing suburbs from next month. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton today to announce the allocation of Victoria’s 300 new frontline […]

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Building Melbourne’s Missing Link

The Andrews Labor Government will build the missing link in our road network to slash congestion in Melbourne’s north, east, and south-east, and create more than 5,000 new jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provides the first $100 million for the North East Link – every dollar needed to complete critical design, planning, and preconstruction works […]

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Major Overhaul Of Parliamentary Allowances

The Andrews Labor Government will comprehensively overhaul the allowance system for Members of Parliament by tightening the second residence allowance, improving transparency through online reporting, enforcing repayments and penalties for non-compliance, and removing the ability of MPs to set their own salaries and allowances. While the previous Liberal Government made minor changes in 2013, they […]

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Attracting The World’s Best To Create More Local Jobs

Victoria will attract more of the world’s biggest companies and fastest-growing industries to create local jobs and investment in our state. Visiting Rinnai Australia’s new Braeside manufacturing hub, Premier Daniel Andrews, and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced an expanded Investment Attraction and Assistance Program to secure more global business. As part of […]

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Funding Boost To Fast Track World-First MND Research

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $3 million towards a world-first project that will fast track drug discoveries to treat and fight Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The Government is partnering with the Cure for MND Foundation and the Florey Institute to deliver the project which will use a world-first drug screening platform and Nobel Prize […]

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Backing Our Wangaratta SES Volunteers

The Wangaratta State Emergency Service (SES) unit will soon have the modern and safe facilities they need to help protect the community, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and Wangaratta SES members to announce $1.6 million from the Victorian Budget 2017-18 to […]

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