Category: Media Release

Statement On Parliamentary Sitting Dates

The Andrews Labor Government has revised the sitting days for the Victorian Parliament to take into account the changed date of the Victorian Budget, which will now be handed down on Monday 27 May 2019. The decision to postpone the budget until after the Federal Election is due to the stark difference in what is […]

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Victoria’s Public Housing Gardening Talent In Full Bloom

The gardening skills of public housing tenants have been honoured today in a special awards ceremony for Victoria’s most outstanding public and community housing gardens. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne joined Director and Chief Executive of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens Professor Tim Entwistle to announce the winners of the 2018-19 Victoria In Bloom awards. Launched […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

Stop, Revive And Arrive Alive This Easter Weekend

Easter holiday makers are reminded to stop, revive, survive this long weekend as road safety agencies join forces to drive down deaths and trauma on Victoria’s roads. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford with road safety partners to launch this year’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

More Than 460,000 Jobs Created In Victoria Under Labor

Victoria’s jobs growth continues, with 10,000 jobs created in March alone, and the State’s unemployment rate dropping to 4.6 per cent. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows more than 123,000 people found a job in Victoria in the year to March 2019 – the largest percentage increase of all the states. Importantly, the […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Providing Faster Mental Health Support For Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Ambulance Victoria and Barwon Health on an innovative trial that gives locals living with acute mental health issues the treatment and care they need, faster. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley to unveil the Prehospital Response of Mental Health and Paramedic Team (PROMPT) […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Police Station Opens In The Heart Of Melbourne

Victoria Police now has a new, state-of-the-art home in Melbourne’s CBD to assist with the growing number of police, thanks to a major investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Acting Superintendent Craig Peel to officially open the Melbourne East Police Station on 202 Bourke Street, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Jobs Board To Provide One-Stop-Shop For TAFE Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for industry experts to find jobs in Victoria’s booming TAFE sector, with a new Jobs at TAFE website. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined Member for Box Hill Paul Hamer to launch the new website at Box Hill Institute, where they met teachers training the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Global Medtech Manufacturer Expands In Melbourne

Victorians will soon have access to ground-breaking technology that will make blood tests less painful and more efficient thanks to a huge expansion of global medical technology company Trajan in Melbourne’s east. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Trajan Scientific and Medical in Ringwood to confirm the expansion of the facility, […]

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Supporting Trans And Gender Diverse Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is better supporting the needs of trans and gender diverse Victorians, with two new, dedicated multidisciplinary health clinics opening in Ballarat and Preston. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced Your Community Health will lead a consortium comprised of Ballarat Community Health, Austin Health and Thorne Harbour Health to deliver the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Cutting Edge Preston Ambulance Branch Opens

Preston paramedics now have the safe and modern home base they need to grow and respond faster to critical medical emergencies so that they can save more lives. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today opened the cutting-edge ambulance branch on Gilbert Road, which will help paramedics provide round-the-clock emergency care. The old Preston ambulance […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services