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Labor Government Responds To Community Visitors Report

Minister for Housing, Disability, Ageing and Mental Health, Martin Foley, has today tabled the Andrews Labor Government’s response to the recommendations in the Community Visitors Annual Report 2013-14. The Community Visitors report was tabled in Parliament on 18 September 2014 and contains 33 recommendations across residential services, mental health and disability residential services. The report […]

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Another Step Toward Equality For People Living With HIV

The Andrews Labor Government has taken another step towards equality for people living with HIV by repealing an outdated, discriminatory law – the only offence of its kind in Australia. Legislation repealing section 19A of the Crimes Act 1958 today passed the Victorian Parliament – abolishing the specific offence of intentionally infecting another person with […]

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Abbott’s Cuts To Victoria’s Health System Continue

Victoria’s hospitals will lose $17.7 billion over the next ten years, after the Abbott Government locked in savage cuts in the recent Federal Budget. This is the equivalent of 2.9 million elective surgeries or nearly 32 million dialysis sessions. By health service, it means: Monash Health will lose $2.2 billion over the next ten years […]

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Uniform Law To Cut Red Tape And Protect Consumers

New uniform laws for the legal profession across Victoria and New South Wales will commence on 1 July 2015, cutting red tape for law firms and better protecting consumers in both states. The Legal Profession Uniform Law will create a common legal services market across both states, an important first step towards a national scheme. […]

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Victorians Encouraged To Share Thoughts On Road Safety

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting all Victorians to share their thoughts on key road safety issues to help reduce road trauma and shape Victoria’s new Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan. While road safety in Victoria has improved over the past five decades, reducing road deaths from 1,061 in 1970 to 249 in 2014, […]

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Extra Locomotive To Make Albury Trains More Reliable

The Andrews Labor Government is converting an extra V/Line locomotive to standard gauge to improve the reliability of train services on the Albury line. There are currently only three standard gauge locomotives available to haul trains on the Albury line. Routine maintenance means one of these locomotives is almost always off-line, leaving only two available […]

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Commercial Property Tenants Protected Under Labor

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver protection for tenants of commercial properties in Victoria by repealing sections of the Estate Agents Exemption Regulations 2014. The Labor Government has acted to stop the regulations, which would have driven down standards by shutting out licensed estate agents from certain commercial property sales and leasing. Minister for Consumer […]

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Parliamentary Inquiry Into Restricted Breed Legislation

A Parliamentary Inquiry into effectiveness of current restricted breed dog legislative arrangements has been established. The Inquiry will deliver on the Andrews Labor Government’s election commitment to review Victoria’s restricted breed legislation. The Economy and Infrastructure Committee will inquire into the current laws for restricted breed dogs, including the benefits and challenges of the existing […]

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Labor Government Moves Ahead With A High School In Prahran

Minister for Education, James Merlino, today announced that Swinburne University of Technology’s former Prahran Campus is now the focus of planning for a new secondary school in Prahran. Following the 2014 election, the Andrews Labor Government, committed to delivering a Prahran high school, continued with pre-existing negotiations with Deaf Children Australia over the purchase or […]

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Services For Vulnerable Children Neglected By The Liberals

Early intervention services for vulnerable children and families under the Liberals failed to keep up with rising demand and an increasing complexity in cases, a new Victorian Auditor-General report reveals. The Auditor-General’s report, which was tabled in Parliament today, reviewed early intervention services in 2013-14 under the previous Liberal Government. Early intervention and prevention services […]

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