Topic: Budget 2017/18

Budget Backing For Treaty Outcome

A treaty between Aboriginal Victorians and the Victorian Government is one step closer, with new funding to advance negotiations. A $28.5 million investment, delivered as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will help lay the groundwork for treaty negotiations and ensure Aboriginal Victorians are at the centre of the discussion. The landmark investment includes funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Labor Kick Starts Next Upgrade Of Geelong’s Kardinia Park

The Andrews Labor Government will transform Geelong’s Kardinia Park into the best sporting arena in regional Australia by completing its world class redevelopment. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $3.9 million to kick-start planning and design for Stage 5 of the redevelopment of Geelong Football Club’s iconic home. This new work will take place at […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport, Western Victoria Region

Keeping Victorians Safe From Serious Offenders

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping Victorians safe with a record investment designed to monitor Victoria’s most serious offenders more closely and securely than ever before. The $308 million investment in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 will implement the recommendations of the Harper Review, commissioned after the tragic death of 17-year-old Masa Vukotic. We promised we […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Boosting Jobs And Schools In Shepparton

Shepparton students will benefit from a new ten year plan to transform the town’s education system, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Meeting with local secondary school principals and community leaders today, Minister for Education James Merlino announced the start of consultation on the new Shepparton Education Plan. An initial $1 million, secured as part […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Northern Victoria Region

Building Melbourne’s Missing Link

The Andrews Labor Government will build the missing link in our road network to slash congestion in Melbourne’s north, east, and south-east, and create more than 5,000 new jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provides the first $100 million for the North East Link – every dollar needed to complete critical design, planning, and preconstruction works […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Protecting Jobs Through Better Biosecurity

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s international reputation as a clean, green producer of food and fibre. A two year commitment of $44.4 million, included as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will maintain the state’s crucial agricultural biosecurity, protecting access to international markets and supporting regional jobs. The funds will support Agriculture Victoria […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Honouring Victoria’s Heroes

The Andrews Labor Government will honour Victoria’s heroes with a boost to the Shrine of Remembrance, and the job support our veterans need after serving our nation. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest a record $2.8 million boost over four years to help the Shrine deliver the very best programs that teach our students Victoria’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

Special Exemption For First Home Buyers In Defence Forces

Victorian members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are set to receive a special exemption under the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG). Recognising that ADF personnel often cannot live at home while they serve abroad or live on base, the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes an exemption for our servicemen and women from […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Attracting The World’s Best To Create More Local Jobs

Victoria will attract more of the world’s biggest companies and fastest-growing industries to create local jobs and investment in our state. Visiting Rinnai Australia’s new Braeside manufacturing hub, Premier Daniel Andrews, and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced an expanded Investment Attraction and Assistance Program to secure more global business. As part of […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Keeping Melbourne The Ultimate Sports And Events Capital

The Andrews Labor Government will ensure Melbourne remains the global home of sport and entertainment, by giving Melbourne Park the best facilities in the world. Treasurer Tim Pallas and Minister for Sport John Eren today announced $271.55 million to complete the third stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment. Announced as part of the Victorian Budget […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer