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Support For Fallen Jockeys And Their Loved Ones

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $160,000 to the National Jockeys Trust to help the families of jockeys who have lost their lives or been seriously injured at work. The National Jockeys Trust, established in 2004 by the Australian Jockeys Association, provides financial and other support to jockeys, apprentice jockeys and their families, if they […]

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Terms Of Reference For The Independent Review Into The Metropolitan Remand Centre Riot

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring the ongoing safety and security of the Victorian prison system. On 30 June and 1 July 2015, a riot involving several hundred prisoners took place at the Metropolitan Remand Centre. Former Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe has been appointed to undertake an independent investigation that will:  consider […]

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Labor Government Helping Families Stay Together

The Andrews Labor Government has saved a vital program that keeps parents together with their children. Funding for the Family-led Decision Making program was due to lapse under the previous Liberal Government. Visiting Melbourne’s Family Drug Treatment Court today, the Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, said Family-led Decision Making was a key part […]

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Ceremony Marks Commencement Of Native Title Settlement

Attorney-General Martin Pakula attended a commencement ceremony today in the Cathedral Range State Park to mark the start of native title negotiations with the Taungurung people. The Victorian Government and Taungurung traditional owner group have begun working together to seek an agreement under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 that recognises the Taungurung people’s rights […]

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World-Leading Educational Practices Draw 1100 Professionals To Melbourne

Minister for Education, James Merlino, today opened a conference on innovative and world-leading educational practices which has drawn hundreds of professionals from across Australia and around the world. The Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange 8th Biennial Conference provides early childhood and school professionals the opportunity to learn from each other, and discuss learning and research […]

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$50 Million Outer-Suburban Growth Fund Open For Business

Communities in Melbourne’s fastest-growing suburbs will be the big winners from the Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million 2015-16 Interface Growth Fund. Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, today launched the fund which will assist Victoria’s 10 Interface Councils respond to rapid growth, by delivering important community infrastructure projects for local residents. The Fund delivers on […]

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Book Lovers Delight As Library And Community Centre Opens In Carlton

Residents in Carlton and surrounds will benefit from the restoration of a heritage-listed building, home to the new Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre. The City of Melbourne project, partly funded with $288,000 from the Victorian State Government’s Living Libraries and Infrastructure Program, was opened today by Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins. The Kathleen […]

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Glenelg River Fishers Ready For Jetties

Local and visiting anglers will now benefit from better access to the Glenelg River thanks to new jetties at two locations. The two new timber jetties replace old ones alongside the West Bank boat ramp and at the end of the Isle of Bags Road on the eastern shore. Glenelg River in Victoria’s southwest is […]

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Fines Increase For Dangerous Track Crossing To Save Lives

The Andrews Labor Government has more than doubled penalties for crossing train tracks where boom gates are down or where there is not a designated crossing point, in an effort to save lives and reduce trauma for train drivers. Today Acting Premier, James Merlino, joined Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, at the Centre Road level […]

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Park’s Extreme Makeover Revamps Heart Of Drouin

The heart has returned to Drouin after the rundown Memorial Park in the town centre was given an extreme makeover. The Victorian Government gave $250,000 and the Baw Baw Shire Council $81,300 to overhaul the park, which commemorates Australia’s fallen soldiers and sits on land sacred to the indigenous people of the area. The revamped […]

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