Category: Media Release

Victoria Powering Ahead With VRET

The Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy targets passed the Legislative Council late this afternoon. The Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill 2017 enshrines ambitious new renewable energy targets for Victoria of 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025 in law. These targets will cut the average cost of power for Victorians […]

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

Voluntary Assisted Dying Law One Step Closer

Victorians who are terminally ill are one step closer to having access to voluntary assisted dying after the Legislative Assembly voted to pass the historic Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017, without any amendments. This historic Bill is the result of more than two years of consultation and engagement with Members of Parliament, the community, health, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Andrews Labor Government Delivers More Support For Animal Welfare

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to deliver more support for animal welfare and will establish a dedicated public sector group called Animal Welfare Victoria. Animal Welfare Victoria will bring together all aspects of domestic animal and animal welfare research, policy, education and compliance. It will be overseen by the Minister for Agriculture and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

More Than 280,000 Jobs Since November 2014

Victoria’s jobs boom continues, with jobs growth continuing to climb and the State seeing the highest annual employment surge in the nation. A total of 114,400 jobs were created in the 12 months to September according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Since the Andrews Labor Government was elected, Victoria’s employment has increased by […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Popping The Cork On Prosecco Road At Parliament House

The King Valley’s finest was uncorked at Parliament House today in a celebration of the food, wine and tourism mega draw card – the Prosecco Road. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes with King Valley wineries to showcase the best of the region’s Prosecco Road vintages. Prosecco Road is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development

Life-Saving Real-Time Prescription Monitoring Laws Pass Parliament

The Andrews Labor Government’s state-of-the-art real-time prescription monitoring system will roll-out across Victoria in 2018, as new laws passed the Victorian Parliament today. The Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Real-time Prescription Monitoring) Bill 2017 establishes the real-time prescription monitoring system, to be known as SafeScript. In a historic milestone, the new legislation will see […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Rollout Of The NDIS Must Continue Without Delay

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to continue without delay and is urging the Turnbull Government to fully fund the scheme. The Victorian Government welcomes the Productivity Commission report into NDIS costs, which poses the challenge that we have to meet – that cannot be […]

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

Infrastructure Boom Puts Local Jobs First

The Andrews Labor Government’s multibillion dollar pipeline of infrastructure projects is putting local workers and businesses first. The Local Jobs First – Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) Annual Report 2016-17 shows local content requirements were set for 31 public projects worth more than $19 billion during that financial year. The policy ensures Victorian contractors, workers […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Metro Tunnel To Transform CBD As Demolition Continues

The Metro Tunnel is transforming Melbourne, with new stations breathing new life into parts of Melbourne’s CBD. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined the Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll on Swanston Street today, where a strip of five buildings previously dominated by fast food outlets will soon be torn down to make […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

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