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Premier Welcomes World’s Best to the Waterfront

Geelong’s waterfront will come alive today, with the official Team Presentations for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race taking place in Steampacket Gardens. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren, kicked off the ceremony, officially presenting the teams and riders on stage to the public in one of cycling’s […]

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Wathaurong Glass on World Stage

Geelong’s Wathaurong Glass and Art will represent Victoria on the world stage by supplying gifts to dignitaries visiting the state. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins announced that pieces crafted by the business would be procured by the Andrews Labor Government, as part of the Aboriginal Inclusion Action Plan. The Minister visited Wathaurong Glass and […]

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Centre for Victims of Sexual Assault to Receive Funding

The Andrews Labor Government has stepped in to ensure victims of sexual assault in the Wimmera region receive better support. The Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) in Horsham has been provided a $10,000 grant to build shower facilities. Along with other recent upgrades to the Centre, this will ensure individuals no longer have to […]

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Report Confirms Ambulance Crisis Under the Liberals

Victoria’s ambulance response times were worse under the Liberals, the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services has confirmed. In 2013-14, one in ten ambulances took more than 22 minutes to arrive at Code 1 emergency scenes, well above the 15 minute target, making Victoria the worst on the mainland. In Melbourne the time in which […]

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Boost for Barwon Learn Local Partnership

Nearly 60 projects around the state will share in $2.3 million in funding from the ACFE Board’s Partnerships for Access grant program. Announcing the funding today at Winchelsea Community House, Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert said the funding would support Learn Locals to work closer together to better share resources and offer more […]

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Liberals Tore The Heart Out Of Victoria’s Social Housing

Liberal governments have ripped nearly $470 million out of Victoria’s social housing budget, leaving Victoria’s  struggling families vulnerable to homelessness. According to figures published today in the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services 2015, in 2010-2011 Victoria spent $903 million on social housing. By the year 2013-14, under the previous Liberal State Government, that figure […]

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New Truck Curfews Come Into Force Across Inner West

The Andrews Labor Government is working hard to reduce truck traffic in the inner west, by introducing new curfews. To coincide with the first day of the Victorian school term, VicRoads Transport Safety Services Officers will begin enforcing the expanded truck curfew times along Somerville Rd, Yarraville and Moore St, Footscray. Minister for Roads and […]

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Minister Funds Jobs Hope For Indigenous Offenders

Minister for Corrections Wade Noonan has given $758,000 to boost an arts program critical to giving indigenous offenders a new chance at stable employment and reduce their likelihood of reoffending. Mr Noonan announced the new funding today at the CONFINED 6 art exhibition as part of the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee Festival. The exhibition shows 100 […]

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Premier Pledges Support For Parents As School Goes Back

As almost one million Victorian students return to school today, Premier Daniel Andrews told parents he is working hard to ease the pressure of the busy ‘Back To School’ week on the household budget. Mr Andrews visited St Kilda Primary School today with Minister for Education, James Merlino, to meet some of Victoria’s youngest students […]

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Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Announced

Premier Daniel Andrews today announced the winners of the 30th Annual Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Writer and historian Alan Atkinson received the Victorian Prize for Literature – Australia’s richest single literary prize – for The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation. Atkinson’s non-fiction work is the third and final volume of his landmark study into […]

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