Category: Media Release

Racing Integrity Commissioner Reappointed

Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commissioner, Sal Perna, will continue in the role for another two years, having led important reforms to improve integrity and animal welfare standards in the Victorian racing industry. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced the reappointment of Mr Perna, the state’s first Racing Integrity Commissioner, for another term. Mr Perna was […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Ministers

New MFB Agreement Focused On Keeping Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the approval of a new Enterprise Agreement with Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) firefighters. The agreement was approved by the Fair Work Commission after the Commission accepted undertakings on flexible working arrangements submitted by the MFB. The agreement covers more than 2,000 firefighters working at the MFB and provides workplace […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Digital Tools Bring Cancer Trials To All Victorians

More people from rural and regional Victoria with cancer will access clinical trials closer to home using the teletrial model with digital technology, thanks to a $1.5 million Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the launch of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s (VCCC) Teletrials Program in Bendigo and Albury […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Delivering A Better Energy Deal For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is forcing big power companies to give Victorians a better deal on their power bills. The Labor Government will today introduce a Bill into parliament to legislate a Victorian Default Offer that will cut the cost of energy for households across the state. The Energy Legislation Amendment (Victorian Default Offer) Bill […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

First Stage Of Suppression Order Overhaul Begins

New reforms by the Andrews Labor Government will help victims of sexual or family violence offences who want to speak publicly about their experiences, as part of changes introduced into Parliament. The Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2019, which will be re-introduced into Parliament today, will amend exiting laws to reinforce the presumption […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Statement On Independent Inquiry Into Barwon Incident

The Andrews Labor Government has ordered a comprehensive review to examine the serious assault on Mr Anthony Mokbel and others on 11 February 2019. I have appointed former New South Wales Court of Appeal Judge Justice David Ipp AO QC to lead the independent review which will examine a range of factors including the circumstances […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Wheelchair Skills Course Launches At The Royal Talbot

Victorians with spinal cord injuries can learn invaluable wheelchair skills thanks to an innovative service launched today at Austin Health’s Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in Kew. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan MP visited the Centre today to launch the course, which is set to help around 100 individuals a year. The Wheelchair […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Victorian Solar Hot Water Systems Rebate Now Available

Victorians are getting the extra support they need to drive down their energy costs, with rebates now available for solar hot water systems as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes package. Victorian households can now claim up to $1,000 rebate for solar hot water systems and reduce their energy costs by between $160 […]

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

Get Your Kids Fishing In Horsham This March

Families looking for fun on the March long weekend need look no further, thanks to the return of VicFishKids in 2019 with a free event on the Wimmera River at Horsham on 9 March. Fun and free events like VicFishKids help get more youngsters active outdoors and are just one part of the Andrews Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Fishing and Boating

Victorian Workers Go North To Help Qld Flood Recovery

Close to 120 Victorian recovery workers will head to Queensland over the next five weeks to answer a call from parts of the country ravaged by once-in-a-century floods which forced thousands from their homes. As the massive cleanup begins, Victoria is sending experienced and skilled relief and recovery personnel to help with field work, outreach […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers