Category: Media Release

Supporting Workers On The Frontline Of Coronavirus Fight

Hospital workers and paramedics on the front line of Victoria’s coronavirus response will get access to free accommodation if they need to self-isolate. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced today that hospital workers who test positive for coronavirus, and those that have had unanticipated and unprotected contact with a person suspected […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Free Sessional Kinder For Victorian Kids

Parents will be able to send their children to sessional kindergarten for free during term 2 and sessional providers will be given the funding certainty they need thanks to a major funding boost from the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Government will provide up to $45 million in extra funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

More Disease Detectives To Help Fight Coronavirus

The Victorian Government has 1000 people working-around-the-clock on the public health response to coronavirus in Victoria, working on our contact tracing effort. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said the work of public health support staff to track and trace cases was vital to flattening the curve of the disease in Victoria and saving lives. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Crisis Council Of Cabinet Set Up To Combat Coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is something that our state and our nation has not faced in our lifetimes and it presents an unprecedented challenge to the operation of Government. It has already disrupted our lives in ways we could not have imagined, even four weeks ago. As a Government, it is our job to respond […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Major Boost For Towong Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading school sports facilities in areas affected by the summer’s devastating bushfires, with funding announced for three schools in Towong. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Bethanga Primary School, Corryong College and Tallangatta Primary School will share in $2.2 million for upgrades and repairs. Corryong College will receive $1.2 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Northern Victoria Region

Live Streaming Festival Helping Connect Victoria

Communities across Victoria and the world will be able to enjoy a night of livestreamed music and comedy this Saturday — keeping people connected during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the Delivered, Live Streaming Festival will stream live music and comedy acts into the homes everywhere, including those in country communities doing it tough through periods […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Victorian Produce Feeds Families At Home And Abroad

Victoria’s food and fibre continues to feed and clothe the world during the global pandemic. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today welcomed a $110 million initiative announced by the Commonwealth Government to help Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector send product into overseas markets by securing dedicated freight flights. Victoria is Australia’s leading producer and exporter […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Toorak Road Level Crossing Removal Works Continue

A nine-day construction blitz starting tomorrow will remove the Toorak Road level crossing – the 35th crossing to go since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. The Government has been working closely with the construction industry, unions and our contractors to ensure the Big Build program can continue safely. More than 15,000 workers are delivering […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Giving Victorians Easier Access To Life-Saving Vaccines

While the state fights to slow the spread of coronavirus, Victorians need to protect themselves against other preventable illnesses that can place a burden on our health system heading into the winter months. The Andrews Labor Government is making it it easier and more convenient for Victorians to get their annual flu shot and other […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Healthcare System To Work As One During Pandemic

The Victorian Government has struck a deal with the state’s major private hospital operators to ensure they can continue to care for Victorians during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today finalised the agreement to support Victorian private hospitals, including St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Epworth HealthCare, Cabrini Health, Ramsay Health Care, St John […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health