Category: Media Release

Setting The Record Straight On Ag Planning Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to consult with farmers, landowners and residents about the proposed planning reforms to Victoria’s animal industries that will slash the red tape burden placed on farmers. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford is encouraging rural and regional Victorians to find out more about the proposed reforms to ensure they have […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Infrastructure Plan Provides Certainty For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has responded to Victoria’s historic independent infrastructure blueprint, releasing the first five-year Victorian Infrastructure Plan, laying out the government’s infrastructure priorities over the coming years. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today released the Labor Government’s response to Infrastructure Victoria’s inaugural 30-year infrastructure strategy that was presented to government in […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Tough New Laws Passed To Strengthen Hospital Safety

New Andrews Labor Government laws will ensure patients in public and private hospitals and cosmetic surgery facilities receive the same level of high quality and safe patient care. The Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Bill was passed in Parliament last night. It responds to recommendations from the Targeting Zero: supporting the Victorian hospital system […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Improving Data To Deliver Better Services For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is improving data-sharing across government to deliver better services for Victorians. The Government collects vast quantities of data – about education and health, our communities, business, employment, infrastructure and the environment. However for too long government data has been held in agency silos and not available across government to tackle many […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Banning Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags

The Andrews Labor Government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags in Victoria. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said the Labor Government would consult closely with businesses and the community on how best to implement the policy. Experience in other jurisdictions shows that banning lightweight plastics ban can lead to undesirable results, including increased use […]

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

Celebrating Young People With First Victorian Youth Week

The Andrews Labor Government is helping celebrate inspiring and motivated young people across Victoria as part of the first ever Victorian Youth Week, after the Turnbull Government scrapped funding that it previously provided to states. Ensuring Victoria continues to highlight the important role young people play in the community, the Labor Government is almost doubling […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Cheaper, Safer Services For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce the second tranche of legislation to pave the way for better services, cheaper fares and more choice for Victorian passengers. The Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Amendment (Further Reforms) Bill 2017 replaces Victoria’s complex licencing regime with a simple, low-cost registration system that will provide a level playing field […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Guy Shamed Into Recognising Regional Victoria

In a stunning about face, Leader of the Opposition Matthew Guy has backflipped and caved to community pressure on his plan to axe regional Victoria from government. Under the cover of the Voluntary Assisted Dying debate, Mr Guy today quietly announced that Regional Victoria will once again be a Shadow Cabinet portfolio. This humiliating backflip […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Soap, Stocks And Abalone Win Victorian Export Awards

Victoria’s best exporters were acknowledged at the 38th Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs), with businesses in digital stock trading, goat soap and abalone each taking home prestigious awards. Pepperstone Group, DPP Pharmaceuticals and Yumbah Aquaculture were presented with awards for digital technology, agribusiness and e-commerce respectively. Melbourne-based Pepperstone Group also won the Victorian Exporter […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Avoca Celebrates 160 Years Of Racing In The Pyrenees

The Pyrenees is set to celebrate 160 years of racing with the running of the 2017 Avoca Cup this Saturday, supported by a joint funding package worth more than $52,000. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing more than $21,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund towards the race meeting. The Avoca Shire Turf Club is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing