Category: Media Release

Improving Infrastructure At Stawell Racing Club

Stawell Racing Club will undergo major sewerage works to connect the club’s septic system to the rest of the town, thanks to a joint funding package worth nearly $160,000. The Andrews Labor Government will provide more than $76,600 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund towards the upgrades. Currently, the Stawell racecourse is serviced by multiple […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

More Support For Young People With Cancer

New resources have been developed to help young people fighting cancer get the support and care they need, so that they can continue with their studies and work while undergoing cancer treatment. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today visited ONTrac at Peter Mac, Victoria’s cancer service for adolescents and young adults, to launch the new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Giving Victorians A Voice At The Mental Health Royal Commission

Victorians will have a chance to share their lived experiences and be a part of a once-in-a-generation reform of our mental health system. The landmark Royal Commission into Mental Health took a major step forward today, unveiling an online portal for all Victorians to share their experiences and tell the Commissioners what matters to them. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

First Full Review Into Victoria’s Rating System

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victoria’s local government rating system under the microscope, to ensure Councils are held accountable to the ratepayers they represent. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today outlined the timeframes and terms of reference for the Labor Government’s review of the local government rating system. The review will be undertaken […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

NGV Summer To Celebrate Haring And Basquiat

Two of the most influential artists of the eighties will be the stars of a world-first exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria this summer – Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at the NGV today to announce the Melbourne-exclusive exhibition as part of the Gallery’s blockbuster […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Paying Lasting Tribute To Victoria’s Veterans

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive for future generations. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today announced 32 projects that will share in almost $420,000 to preserve memorials and tell the story of our veterans through commemorative services and education programs. The successful recipients of the Victoria Remembers Grant Program […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

Two New Magistrates Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of two new magistrates to the Victorian Magistrates’ Court. Suzette Dootjes and Shiva Pillai have years of diverse legal experience and will begin their judicial appointments on 30 April 2019. Ms Dootjes was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1983 and has worked for […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New Judges Appointed To The County Court

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointments of Elizabeth Brimer SC and George Georgiou SC as judges of the County Court. Ms Brimer signed the Bar Roll in 1999 and was appointed Senior Counsel in November 2018. She has extensive experience in civil, criminal, commercial administrative and OH&S law, and has appeared in […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New Judge Appointed To The Supreme Court

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Jacinta Forbes QC as Victoria’s newest Supreme Court judge. Ms Forbes joined the Victorian Bar in 2000 and was appointed Queens Counsel in 2014. She has extensive senior legal experience including specialisation in areas of professional negligence, personal injury, product liability and general common law […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New President Announced For Arts Centre Melbourne

Social entrepreneur Ian Carson AM has been named the new President of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust, overseeing the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne. The Centre includes Hamer Hall, the Theatres Building and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and is Australia’s largest performing arts complex. Last year the centre welcomed more than 3.7 million people to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries