Category: Media Release

Dangerous Products Removed From Shelves Ahead Of Christmas

Thousands of dangerous and unsafe products have been removed from Victorian shelves, with inspectors swooping on businesses in the lead up to Christmas. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today revealed a haul of dodgy products seized during statewide inspections of retailers and wholesalers. Through November and December, Consumer Affairs Victoria conducted more than 400 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Helping More Victorians Access Public Transport

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a range of fare changes that will make public transport cheaper, easier and fairer for children, families and carers across Victoria. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that, from 1 January next year, primary school groups will get free off-peak travel on Victoria’s public transport network. Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Grants Program For Volunteer Firefighters

Volunteer firefighting brigades can now apply for grants of up to $250,000, thanks to a new $10 million program funded by the Andrews Labor Government. The program will be administered by the CFA to support vital v171olunteer brigade equipment and facility upgrades, as well as local initiatives that strengthen volunteerism and brigade culture. Grants will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Shared Spaces Connect Students At Mount Dandenong

Students at Mount Dandenong Primary School will soon have more inclusive outdoor spaces where they can meet and play thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened a special area at the school – Wominjeka, which means welcome in Woiwurrung language – with local Aboriginal Elder Murrindindi performing a smoking […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Monbulk College Upgrade Underway

Students in the Yarra Ranges will soon have the first rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work underway to refurbish and modernise Monbulk College thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the first sod to start construction on the school’s upgrade. The Labor Government has allocated nearly $10.6 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Princes Highway Works Start Between Warncoort And Colac East

Stage Three of the $363.47 million Princes Highway West Duplication between Winchelsea and Colac is underway, with work starting today on a section between Warncoort and Ballie Street in Colac East. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Princes Highway West was a key route for regional commuters, freight traffic and tourists, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Getting It Done: Ending Puppy Farming Once And For All

The Andrews Labor Government has made history, with Victoria becoming the first state in Australia to ban puppy farming once and for all. Puppy farms in Victoria will be a thing of the past with the Labor Government’s Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 successfully passing Parliament. The amended Bill was […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Boosting Jobs And Manufacturing In Geelong

Three Geelong businesses have been able to transform their operations, buy new equipment, employ extra staff and retain their current workforce thanks to $2.3 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry Ben Carroll today visited Flat Glass Industries Geelong, which, thanks to the Labor Government’s Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT), has successfully […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Drivers Urged To Be “Roadwise” This Christmas

Victoria Police will be out in force over the festive season as part of a 24-day blitz to take dangerous, impaired and irresponsible drivers off our roads. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined Victoria Police to launch Operation Roadwise, a massive campaign targeting drivers who are drug and alcohol affected, speeding, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Victoria’s Economy Powering Ahead

The Victorian economy is strong and growing, as confirmed in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget Update released today. The Update shows that Victoria will deliver an operating surplus of $1.7 billion in 2017/18, with forecasts across the forward estimates revised up to an average of $2.2 billion. Supported by a strong labour market and growing population, […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer