Category: Western Victoria Region

New skills, good jobs, more schools, better roads in South-West Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting things done, investing in the big projects that South-West Victoria needs and the people we need to deliver them. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 delivers $4.3 billion for regional Victoria, making sure regional communities have reliable roads and rail, good schools and quality healthcare. As we build our state, thousands […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

A better deal for Geelong and the Shipwreck Coast

Geelong is another step closer to its own world-class Convention Centre, thanks to a Budget boost from the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 invests $153.2 million towards the Geelong City Deal, with funds going to build the new Convention Centre, progress the Shipwreck Coast Masterplan and advance a strategy to revitalise the city’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Western Victoria Region

New skills, good jobs, more schools, better roads in Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is getting things done, investing in the big projects that Ballarat needs and the people we need to deliver them. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 delivers $4.3 billion for regional Victoria, making sure regional communities have reliable roads and rail, good schools and quality healthcare. As we build our state, thousands of […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

Better Mental Health Care For Patients In Geelong

More people in Geelong with acute mental illness will have better access to the intensive care services they need thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Minister for Health Martin Foley and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens today announced $6.8 million for two projects to revitalise mental health services at Barwon Health. […]

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

Protecting Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to progress self-determination for Aboriginal Victorians by supporting Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs). Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins joined members of the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation to announce a boost in funding for RAPs to continue their important work protecting local Aboriginal heritage. Each RAP will receive funding to protect […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Western Victoria Region

New Security Officers For Edenhope Court

Edenhope residents will soon have access to safer and more secure court facilities as part of a state-wide rollout of Court Security Officers at Victorian courts under the Andrews Labor Government. Attorney-General Martin Pakula announced that the Edenhope Court will have three Court Security Officers from Friday, 16 February 2018. The new Court Security Officers […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release, Western Victoria Region

Staley Ignores Exploitation Of Vulnerable Workers

  Member for Ripon Louise Staley must explain why mobsters’ mate Matthew Guy and her Liberal and National colleagues voted to abandon some of the state’s most vulnerable workers, opposing ground-breaking Andrews Labor Government legislation to stop exploitation in the Victorian labour hire industry. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins slammed the Liberal and National […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations, Western Victoria Region

Britnell Ignores Exploitation Of Vulnerable Workers

Member for South-West Coast Roma Britnell must explain why mobsters’ mate Matthew Guy and her Liberal and National colleagues voted to abandon some of the state’s most vulnerable workers, opposing ground-breaking Andrews Labor Government legislation to stop exploitation in the Victorian labour hire industry. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins slammed the Liberal and National […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations, Western Victoria Region

Kealy Votes For Exploitation Of Vulnerable Workers

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has joined mobsters’ mate Matthew Guy and her Liberal and National colleagues to abandon some of the state’s most vulnerable workers, opposing ground-breaking Andrews Labor Government legislation to stop exploitation in the Victorian labour hire industry. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins slammed Emma Kealy and the Opposition for voting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations, Western Victoria Region

Renewable Energy To Power Stawell Farm In World-First

The Andrews Labor Government will build a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria that will power the expansion of Stawell’s Nectar Farms. This project will make the advanced agriculture facility the world’s first ever crop farm to be completely powered by renewable energy. The 15-year Support Agreement between the Labor Government […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Western Victoria Region