Category: Media Release

First Stage Of Suppression Order Overhaul Begins

New reforms by the Andrews Labor Government will help victims of sexual or family violence offences who want to speak publicly about their experiences, as part of changes introduced into Parliament. The Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2019, which will be re-introduced into Parliament today, will amend exiting laws to reinforce the presumption […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Statement On Independent Inquiry Into Barwon Incident

The Andrews Labor Government has ordered a comprehensive review to examine the serious assault on Mr Anthony Mokbel and others on 11 February 2019. I have appointed former New South Wales Court of Appeal Judge Justice David Ipp AO QC to lead the independent review which will examine a range of factors including the circumstances […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Wheelchair Skills Course Launches At The Royal Talbot

Victorians with spinal cord injuries can learn invaluable wheelchair skills thanks to an innovative service launched today at Austin Health’s Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in Kew. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan MP visited the Centre today to launch the course, which is set to help around 100 individuals a year. The Wheelchair […]

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

Victorian Solar Hot Water Systems Rebate Now Available

Victorians are getting the extra support they need to drive down their energy costs, with rebates now available for solar hot water systems as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes package. Victorian households can now claim up to $1,000 rebate for solar hot water systems and reduce their energy costs by between $160 […]

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

Get Your Kids Fishing In Horsham This March

Families looking for fun on the March long weekend need look no further, thanks to the return of VicFishKids in 2019 with a free event on the Wimmera River at Horsham on 9 March. Fun and free events like VicFishKids help get more youngsters active outdoors and are just one part of the Andrews Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Fishing and Boating

Victorian Workers Go North To Help Qld Flood Recovery

Close to 120 Victorian recovery workers will head to Queensland over the next five weeks to answer a call from parts of the country ravaged by once-in-a-century floods which forced thousands from their homes. As the massive cleanup begins, Victoria is sending experienced and skilled relief and recovery personnel to help with field work, outreach […]

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

Record Road Investment In Melbourne’s West Picks Up Pace

Drivers can look forward to better journeys in Melbourne’s west as work ramps up on key road upgrades and bridge improvement work as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Suburban Roads Upgrade. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today visited the site of the first bridge upgrade at Hyde Street in Spotswood, which is part […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Call For Members Of Victorian Disability Advisory Council

Victorians with disability, or carers of people with disability, are invited to apply to be part of the next Victorian Disability Advisory Council. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan is seeking a Chairperson and 11 members for the Council. Members of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council provide policy advice to the Minister on […]

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

More Support For Swimming Lessons In Victorian Schools

Victorian schools will get even more support to improve the delivery of life-saving swimming and water safety programs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the introduction of swimming coordinators across every Victorian education area to support schools to offer swimming programs and award Victorian Water Safety Certificates. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Victorian Produce Shines At Gulfood In Dubai

Premium Victorian produce will be on show this week when more than 35 dynamic Victorian food and beverage companies lead a reinvigorated trade push to the Middle East. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes officially opened the Victorian Government stand at Gulfood in Dubai, which attracts up to 100,000 visitors across five days. Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Ministers