Category: Media Release

Call For Community Input On Victorian Bushfire Museum

Victorians are being invited to have their say on a new bushfire museum and education centre to raise awareness of the history, stories and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, as well as other significant fires. The government is calling for input from bushfire-affected communities, as well as those involved in bushfire recovery and emergency […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Big Battery Power For North Western Victoria

Australia’s largest integrated battery and solar farm is hard at work in North Western Victoria – storing clean energy from the Gannawarra Solar Farm and providing much needed power to the state’s energy grid. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the Gannawarra Energy Storage System outside Kerang today for the official […]

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

Pharma Manufacturing Grows To Meet Global Demand

Australian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (APM) today opened expanded operations in Keysborough, allowing the company to increase exports and create 44 new local jobs. With support from the Andrews Labor Government, the $6.9 million upgrade will allow APM, which offers contract manufacturing and packaging services for products including vitamin and mineral supplements, to take on more work […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, Ministers

Melbourne Nod For Nissan HQ And Electric Car Centre

Nissan Australia today announced that with support from the Andrews Labor Government, Mulgrave will be the new home for its national headquarters and an electric vehicle technical training centre, securing more than 450 local jobs. The investment decision demonstrates industry confidence in Melbourne’s economy and workforce, as well as Nissan’s long-term commitment to automotive parts […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Bus Boost For South-Eastern Suburbs

Locals will have better connections with two major train lines and links with vital services in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs, with a new bus route set to begin thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The new Route 627 connects Moorabbin Station to Chadstone Shopping Centre, opening up local access to major shopping and leisure destinations in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Chair Announced To Lead Melbourne Recital Centre

Cultural leader and educator Professor Andrea Hull AO has been appointed Chair of the Melbourne Recital Centre. Professor Hull brings to this important role a distinguished record of achievement in the arts, government and education. As Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) from 1995 to 2008, Professor Hull […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Stronger Penalties For Dangerous Goods Offences

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on rogue operators who put Victorians at risk by flouting dangerous goods laws with tough new offences and harsher penalties to be introduced. Under the proposed Dangerous Goods Amendment (Penalty Reform) Bill 2019, a new ‘reckless conduct’ offence will be created, carrying a penalty of up to 10 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Workplace Safety

Landmark Reforms To Better Support Abuse Victims

Survivors of institutional abuse will be able to apply to the courts to overturn unfair historical compensation payments under new landmark reforms. The Andrews Labor Government will amend the Limitation of Actions Act 1958 (Vic) to give discretion to a court to set aside a past deed of release or court judgment relating to child […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

More Than 478,000 Jobs Created In Victoria Under Labor

Victoria’s jobs growth is the highest among the states with more than 478,000 jobs created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected in November 2014. According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data, 68 per cent of those 478,800 jobs are full time. The data shows that Victoria’s employment grew by 125,200 […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Victorian Schools Leading The Way On Sustainability

Victorian schools have been recognised for their efforts to boost sustainability and care for the environment at this year’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the winners of the Resource SmartSchools Awards at a ceremony at the MCG today and congratulated all the schools involved for ‘contributing to […]

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