Category: Media Release

Statement On Yarra Trams Industrial Action

The Andrews Labor Government will lodge an application with the Fair Work Commission to terminate or suspend the Rail, Tram and Bus Union’s (RTBU) protected industrial action, in a bid to protect the Grand Prix. The RTBU’s decision to take industrial action during the Grand Prix not only impacts the Victorian economy but is another […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Five Years Of Getting The Metro Tunnel Done

Five years after work began on the Metro Tunnel, the third and fourth tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are being assembled before starting work on Victoria’s biggest public transport project. Works are ramping up at Anzac station where TBMs Millie and Alice – named after Victoria’s first female MP and a First World War hero – […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Standing With Victoria’s Chinese Communities

Iconic Victorian landmarks will be lit up in red and gold and a trade delegation sent to China as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s show of solidarity with Chinese communities. Premier Daniel Andrews today launched the 休戚与共 campaign (“Stronger Together”) to combat some of the challenges arising from the COVID-19 outbreak and to urge […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Partnership Puts Stawell Gift On Track For Bright Future

The future of the Stawell Gift – Australia’s oldest and most prestigious professional footrace – has been secured thanks to a community support package delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. The $1.22 million, four-year package will underwrite the growth of the iconic central Victorian athletics carnival until at least 2023. Prizemoney will be maintained, including […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Administrator Appointed To Casey City Council

Casey City Council has been dismissed and councillors replaced by an Interim Administrator to run the council. The Local Government (Casey City Council) Bill 2020 received Royal Assent from Governor Linda Dessau today. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has announced Noelene Duff as Interim Administrator for the council for the next 90 days. Ms […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Floodplain Harvesting Putting Communities At Risk

The Andrews Labor Government is demanding an explanation on why NSW and Queensland irrigators have been allowed to harvest floodplain waters out of the northern Murray-Darling Basin rivers. Minister for Water Lisa Neville has written to the Commonwealth Minister asking for the Interim Inspector-General of Murray Darling Basin Water Resources and the Murray Darling Basin […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Help Shape Melbourne’s Future With Metro Partnerships

Community and business leaders are encouraged to apply for the chance to shape their communities, with positions to join the Andrews Labor Government’s Metropolitan Partnerships now open. Minister for Suburban Development Marlene Kairouz said that the nine vacancies across the partnerships provided a unique opportunity to influence the development and delivery of key services and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Suburban Development

Investing In Aboriginal Community Infrastructure

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal communities by boosting and investing in local infrastructure. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced eight projects across the state that will share in more than $3 million as part of the Aboriginal Community Infrastructure program. It covers three new builds, three upgrades and two feasibility studies, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Boosting Energy Safety For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is improving energy safety for all Victorians and delivering on a key election commitment with electrical line workers to be protected by a new licensing scheme. The Victorian Parliament has passed the Energy Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2019, which will establish the scheme and mandate minimum qualifications for these workers for […]

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

Terminally Ill Accessing Voluntary Assisted Dying

Fifty-two Victorians suffering at the end of their lives with a terminal illness have accessed voluntary assisted dying in the first six months of Victoria’s historic law. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos welcomed the second report of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board, led by former Supreme Court Justice Her Honour Betty King QC, which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health