Category: Special Minister of State

Improving Transparency And Access To Information

Victorians will benefit from improved access to government information with Victoria’s first ever Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner soon to be up and running. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings announced today the appointment of Sven Bluemmel as Victoria’s first Information Commissioner, with the new Office open for business from Friday 1 September. Mr […]

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Tackling The Cyber Security Threat To Victorian Services

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with Victoria’s first ever Cyber Security Strategy to ensure government services and information are kept safe from cyber threats. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings joined cyber experts and IT industry representatives today to launch Victoria’s Cyber Security Strategy – the first state in Australia to do […]

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Major Transport Projects Driving Investment In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s strong pipeline of infrastructure investment is continuing to drive Victoria’s economy with key figures released today showing a boost in the value of local investment projects. Today’s buoyant Deloitte Access Economics (DAE) Investment Monitor report shows the value of investment projects in Victoria grew to $76 billion by the end of […]

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Opening Channels For Exchange With Hong Kong

Victoria’s long-standing relationship with Hong Kong, a gateway to mainland China, will be strengthened by collaboration between their senior public servants and the Victorian Government. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today met with Hong Kong’s Director of the Office of the Chief Executive Eric Chan Kwok-ki and Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law […]

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Easier And More Secure Government Digital Services On Track

The Andrews Labor Government is engaging with some of the world’s leading digital pioneers as we seek to boost the state’s digital capabilities to deliver the modern and secure services the community needs. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today met with e-government leaders in Estonia and visited the e-Estonia Showroom, which highlights the nation’s […]

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Innovation Fund Removes Barriers For Victim Survivors

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the development of two new family violence apps that remove barriers for women fleeing family violence, helping them to better navigate the legal system. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings shared these examples of Victoria’s response to family violence while learning about current data sharing initiatives being explored […]

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Concept Plans For Support And Safety Hubs Released

The Andrews Labor Government has released new details of Australia’s first Support and Safety Hubs, which will be established in Victoria to protect women and children from violence. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today released the Support and Safety Hubs: A Statewide Concept report, which sets out how the Hubs will work, including their […]

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Best Practice Information Sharing To Keep Women Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is sharing insights, research and policy with leading international family violence practitioners on ways agencies can better share information to protect women from family violence. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings met with leaders from the UK Centre for Excellence in Information Sharing in London today, to discuss how they are […]

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Deal With Local Business Makes Tech Buying Easier

The Andrews Labor Government has signed an new agreement with a local company that will make accessing new technologies and eServices easier, more efficient and cheaper. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings announced today that all government departments and tech providers will now use the new VendorPanel system for ICT services procurement. The eServices platform […]

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Independent Advice On Future Of Second Port Received

Existing Victorian ports have capacity for almost another 40 years according to advice released today by Infrastructure Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the Advice on Securing Victoria’s Ports Capacity report from Infrastructure Victoria. Infrastructure Victoria has also made a series of recommendations to support the  implementation of the advice. Community and stakeholder consultation was […]

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