Category: Media Release

The Smile Squad – Free Dental Vans To Hit Schools Soon

Victorian school students will have brighter smiles and hard-working families will avoid hefty dental bills, thanks to free dental care being rolled out at all Victorian public primary and secondary schools. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 provides $321.9 million for the Andrews Labor Government’s free dental care, as promised, with the first school dental vans to […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Preventing Terrorist Attacks And Keeping Our Streets Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to combat terrorist and lone wolf attacks and keep the community safe, with more investments for the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre and CBD security. To ensure Victoria Police and other agencies have the specialist tools they need to help prevent serious incidents of mass violence, the Victorian Budget 2019/20 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Statement On The Royal Commission Into Informants

The reporting timelines for the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants will be extended after a request from the Royal Commission. The Royal Commission will now provide a progress report to Government by 1 July 2019. It will complete all hearings in March 2020, with a final report to be provided to the […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Junior Landcare And Biodiversity Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering young people to care for and protect the environment with the latest round of the Junior Landcare and Biodiversity grants now open. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that applications are now open for the latest round of grants, with a total of $410,000 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Recognising Local Volunteer Healthcare Heroes

Victoria’s tireless health volunteers have been honoured at the 2019 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards for their important work enriching the lives of patients. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced six health volunteer award recipients who were commended for their invaluable contribution improving the health and wellbeing of Victorians. These volunteers and organisations are […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Connecting Morwell With High-Speed Broadband

Morwell businesses and residents will get access to high-speed broadband up to 10 times faster than currently available as part the Andrews Labor Government’s push to improve digital connectivity across regional Victoria. The $1.1 million grant awarded to Spirit Telecom will provide a high-speed, fixed-wireless broadband service covering Morwell, including the CBD, Tech School & […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Have Your Say On Caravan Park Regulations

Victorians will help shape future caravan park regulations, with consultation now open to ensure the industry operates effectively into the future. Caravan parks are popular holiday destinations, while also providing options for affordable housing and retirement living. The regulations under review set out requirements for caravan parks and movable dwellings on topics including health and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Better Support For Victorians With Eating Disorders

Victorians living with an eating disorder will receive the support they need to recover and live happy, healthy lives, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced $1.2 million for Victorian services to deliver programs that will improve quality of life for clients with an eating disorder […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

From Melbourne Park To Runways Of Paris

The Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct is taking rising Australian fashion designers to the world. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced 10 groups of Honours students from RMIT’s Bachelor of Fashion (Design) are reimagining an entire uniform collection for the precinct’s 1,000-strong workforce, including operations staff, ushers, security and management. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Getting On With The Western Rail Plan

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping its promise and getting on with the vital planning needed to deliver fast rail to the regions and more metro services to our growing suburbs. The Victorian Budget 2019/2020 invests $100 million to deliver the detailed planning and design works to deliver the full separation of regional and metro […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure