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Labor Government On Track To Establish The First Victorian Skills Commissioner

The Andrews Labor Government is another step closer to delivering on an $8 million election commitment to establish the Office of the Skills Commissioner. A call for Expressions of Interest for the new role of Skills Commissioner will begin appearing from 29 August 2015, which will include advertisements in newspapers. Minister for Training and Skills […]

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Statement On Operation Fortitude

STATEMENT FROM MINISTER FOR POLICE WADE NOONAN The State Government was notified this month that Victoria Police would lead a joint-agency operation this weekend in the CBD aimed at keeping Victorians safe. We were advised it would target anti-social behaviour and commuters to ensure people got home safely. The community’s safety and wellbeing is always […]

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S&P Affirms Labor Government’s Strong Financial Management

The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the confirmation of Victoria’s triple A stable credit rating by international agency, Standard & Poor’s. Standard & Poor’s said the rating reflects our state’s ‘very strong financial management and economy’, and ‘Victoria’s strong budgetary performance and low contingent liabilities’, endorsing the measured and strategic approach taken by the Andrews […]

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Major Investment To Benefit Wangaratta Racing

The Andrews Labor Government will provide Wangaratta Turf Club with more than $336,000 in funding for its return to racing this Melbourne Cup Day and the purchase of portable equipment including marquees. Four country racing clubs will share the new marquees and equipment, worth $558,000, to reduce the cost of setting up for their feature […]

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Benalla Racing Kicking Goals On Grand Final Friday

Footy fever will take over Benalla Racing Club on Victoria’s inaugural AFL Grand Final public holiday, thanks to the support of the Andrews Labor Government’s Raceday Attraction Program. The BRC will put on an AFL-themed day to showcase its premier raceday, featuring the Benalla Gold Cup, on Friday 2 October. The new public holiday scheduled […]

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Labor Government Building Suburbs For Families

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has revealed Melbourne’s next suburb, announcing Rockbank in the city’s west will one day accommodate more than 25,000 people Mr Wynne joined Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz to announce Rockbank as a new suburb, which will include almost 8000 new homes and a major town centre adjacent to Rockbank train […]

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Locals Have Their Say On Better Public Transport For Bendigo

Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan today joined representatives from local government and community organisations to discuss the future of public transport in Bendigo. The forum is part of the development of the Regional Network Development Plan (RNDP) – Victoria’s first short, medium and long-term plan for better train and […]

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New Strategy To Boost Murray River Region Events

A new strategy to attract visitors to events in the Murray River region was launched today by the Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford. In Swan Hill for the Murray River Group of Councils 2015 conference, Ms Pulford said tourism in the Murray Region was worth more than $1 billion per year and employed an […]

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Wear It Purple Day – Grants Open For LGBTI Youth Projects

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a $160,000 round of small grants for projects that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) young people and promote their rights, health and wellbeing. This announcement marks Wear It Purple day, which is about respecting and supporting LGBTI young people to be proud of who they are. […]

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Victoria’s Booming ICT Industry Dominates National Awards

Six Victorian companies, organisations and individuals were among the winners at the National iAwards hosted in Melbourne tonight, with another four receiving Commendations of Merit. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis opened the event, hosted by Victorian entertainer Dave Hughes, congratulating the winners and recognising all of Australia’s world-class Information and Communications […]

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