Category: Media Release

Victorian Retailers Power Into Christmas Shopping Season

Victorian retailers are powering into the busy Christmas trading period, recording the highest retail trade growth in the nation. The Andrews Labor Government’s strong economic management is delivering more jobs, strong growth for businesses and record levels of goods exports. The Australian Bureau of Statistics today confirmed Victoria’s retail trade increased by 6.4 per cent […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Bus Finishes Busy Year Boosting Victoria’s Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Bus has supported thousands of Victorians and visited hundreds of communities, helping small businesses grow, create jobs and boost the economy. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek welcomed the bus in Ferntree Gully today for its last stop for the year, which has made more than 280 visits to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Cuts O’Brien Is The Steven Bradbury Of The Victorian Liberal Party

Member for Malvern Michael O’Brien – best known for taking the axe to services Victorians rely on and doing a dodgy deal for big corporations on East West Link – is only Liberal leader because the Liberal partyroom had no one else to choose. It’s been clear in recent days that most Liberal MPs prefer […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release

Numurkah Tyre Stockpile To Be Cleaned Up

A dangerous tyre stockpile in Numurkah will be removed, with the Andrews Labor Government stepping in to protect the local community. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today called a community meeting in Numurkah to announce funding to clear up the stockpile on privately-owned land, where an estimated 500,000 tyres have been stored. Environment Protection Authority […]

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

Road Blitz Underway On The Hamilton Highway

Significant road rebuilding works are underway on the Hamilton Highway near Stonehaven to provide drivers with a smoother, safer and stronger road. As part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in regional roads, a 1.1 kilometre section of road, west of Pollocksford Road, is being repaired. These works will ensure the road is smoother […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Delivering The Fastest Growing Economy In Australia

Victoria’s economy continues to thrive with strong annual growth, driven by business investment and the Andrews Labor Government’s record breaking infrastructure boom. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today confirmed Victoria has the best performing economy in the nation with the highest annual growth rate of any state. The ABS National Accounts released today show […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Massive Maintenance Blitz For Metropolitan Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government isn’t wasting a day, embarking on the biggest road maintenance blitz Melbourne has ever seen. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford joined Member for Burwood Will Fowles at a worksite on the Burwood Highway today to launch a record $183 million program to repair and resurface suburban roads and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Everyday Heroes Helping Paramedics Save Lives

Brave Victorians who stepped up to help save a life have been honoured at Ambulance Victoria’s annual Community Hero Awards. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today met 17 courageous everyday Victorians who found themselves at the centre of a life-threatening medical emergency and helped save the life of a relative, neighbour or a stranger. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services

Victoria’s Largest Ever Firefighting Fleet Takes To The Skies

A 49-strong aerial firefighting fleet has jetted into Victoria in time for summer, thanks to a $29.9 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville and Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio joined Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp today to officially launch the state’s biggest-ever fleet, as […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Royal Commission Into Management Of Informants

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced that it will establish a Royal Commission to independently inquire into Victoria Police’s recruitment and management of one of its informants. The informant was a criminal defence barrister for several people who were convicted of criminal offences over the past two decades. At the same time, this barrister […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier