Category: Media Release

Locals Have Their Say On Road Safety At Portland Forum

Residents from Portland and surrounding towns in Western Victoria will share their ideas and thoughts on how to make local roads safer at tonight’s regional road safety forum. It has been a devastating year to date on Victoria’s roads, with 185 deaths, compared with 124 at the same time last year – an increase of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Road Safety and the TAC, Minister for Roads

Free Lunches At School For Students Who Need Them

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students can thrive at school by expanding the School Breakfast Clubs Program to offer lunches and school holiday supplies to children who need them. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited St Albans North Primary School to launch the $58 million expansion of the School Breakfast Clubs Program. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Bedroom Smoke Alarms Offer Best Chance To Survive Fire

Victorians are being urged to give themselves and their families the best chance of surviving a house fire by ensuring working smoke alarms are installed in all bedrooms. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today launched a new advertising campaign at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre with the MFB and the CFA, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

New Victorian Multicultural Commission Chair Appointed

Community advocate and experienced business leader Vivienne Nguyen has been appointed as Chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Ms Nguyen brings more than 25 years experience in the corporate, community and public sectors to the role, with a strong background in promoting the social, cultural and economic benefits of multiculturalism, and in advocating for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Building Next Generation Facilities For Footscray Students

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading schools in Melbourne’s inner west and building new facilities that will transform how current and future generations of Footscray students receive a world-class education. Minister for Education James Merlino joined the Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne and the Member for Footscray Katie Hall to turn the first sod at […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Metropolitan Region

20-Minute Neighbourhood Pilot Program A Success

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered a successful pilot program looking at ways to create communities where most daily needs are within walking distance. Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne today released a series of reports on the 20-Minute Neighbourhood Pilot Program, which gives advice on planning neighbourhoods where people can live locally. As Melbourne’s population […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Regional Partnerships Building For Now And The Future

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Partnerships are evolving to deliver for regional Victorians, with more than 100 people attending the Regional Partnership Conference in Marysville to discuss future opportunities. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes attended the conference to hear from the Partnerships and those who have benefited from investment in their regions. The Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

2019 Victorian Disability Award Winners Announced

Thirteen outstanding Victorians and groups have taken out top gongs at the ninth annual Victorian Disability Awards today at Federation Square. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan presented three categories at the awards where over 200 community leaders, finalists and disability advocates gathered to celebrate excellence in the sector. Find Your Voice All […]

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

Helping Victorians To Stay Safe In The Sun

Students and other Victorians will be better protected from the sun’s damaging rays thanks to new grants being made available by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos visited White Hills Primary School today to launch the latest round of the School Shade Grants Program – and encourage Victorian schools to apply. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Nagambie Brewing For Success On The Waterfront

A new brewery and distillery located on the pristine shores of Lake Nagambie is set to attract local and international craft-beer enthusiasts to regional Victoria and grow local jobs. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today attended the official opening of Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, owned by businessman Gerry Ryan. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery opened […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development