Category: Media Release

State Of Emergency Extended To Keep Slowing The Spread

The State of Emergency in Victoria will be extended for another three weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep people safe as restrictions are cautiously eased across the state from tomorrow. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the State of Emergency will be extended until 11.59pm on 21 June 2020. This extension […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Remembering The Service Of Aboriginal Victorians

The Victorian Government will pay tribute to the thousands of Aboriginal men and women who have served in the Australian Armed Forces on Sunday. The Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service has been held since 2006 to formally recognise and honour the service of Aboriginal Victorians throughout history. This year’s event will be held online for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

A Fairer, Simpler Fire Services Property Levy To Keep Us Safe

The Fire Services Property Levy rate will be reduced on residential properties across the state as part of an overhaul that will make the charge simpler and more consistent – and reflect the establishment of Fire Rescue Victoria. The Victorian Government has delivered on its promise to freeze the Fire Services Property Levy (FSPL) collection […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

New Stage For Independent Performing Arts Producers

Resilience and sustainability will be the focus of a group of Victorian performing arts producers who are preparing to take their businesses to the next level as the sector prepares to emerge from the coronavirus crisis. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the producers and production houses that will take part in the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Managing Country Together With Traditional Owners

The Victorian Government has announced a major funding boost to improve management of Victoria’s parks, reserves and natural resources, working in partnership with Traditional Owners. Working with both the Gurnaikurnai people and the Yorta Yorta people, the Government will invest $7.5 million to deliver joint management plans across 10 parks and reserves in Gippsland, as […]

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

Awards Recognise Victoria’s Early Years Professionals

Victorians are encouraged to recognise the outstanding work of early years professionals in improving the lives of young children by nominating an individual or organisation for a Victorian Early Years Award. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced nominations for this year’s awards are open, and called on families, early childhood professionals and early years […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Silica Health Assessments Pass Halfway Target

More than half of Victoria’s 1,400 stonemasons have now registered for silica health screening, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s comprehensive action plan to address and prevent unsafe silica exposure. The free assessments are a key part of the Labor Government’s strategy to protect workers from exposure to silica dust and prevent them from […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Workplace Safety

Statement From The Premier

Victoria – and Victorians – have achieved something remarkable. We’ve made sacrifices. We’ve missed loved ones. We’ve given up getting on the beers. And in doing so, we’ve helped keep one another safe. Because of those efforts, we’ve been able to gradually ease restrictions. And from Monday, we’ll no longer be giving Victorians a definitive […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Young People At The Table To Discuss Mental Health

Minister for Youth Ros Spence will today meet with young Victorian leaders to talk about the unprecedented mental health challenges facing young people during the coranavirus pandemic. Young people, together with experts from Orygen, Beyond Blue, headspace and Switchboard will discuss the impacts of coronavirus and how we can work to improve mental health outcomes […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth

New Grants Keeping Critical Food Supply Businesses Going

Food production businesses and farms in Victoria will be supported in making their workplace safe and keeping supply chains uninterrupted thanks to support from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today launched the Business Adaptation grants program – part of the Working for Victoria Agriculture Workforce Plan – to support […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture