Category: Media Release

Greater Safety For Victorians With Disability

Victorians with a disability will have greater protections thanks to new safeguards introduced by the Victorian Government, which commence today under the new Victorian Disability Worker Commission. The safeguards are part of the Government’s zero-tolerance approach to neglect and abuse of people with disability, developed in response to recommendations of the Victorian Parliament’s 2016 Inquiry […]

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

Victorian Government Saves Iconic Overland Train Service

The Victorian Government has stepped in to save the iconic Overland train service between Melbourne and Adelaide – providing certainty to regional jobs, tourism and travel for Western Victorians. Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll announced the Government will enter into a new three-year agreement to fund the historic service – guaranteeing a future for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

‘Hot Zone’ Residents Urged To Get Tested At New Sites

Residents living in Victoria’s ten restricted postcodes are urged to get tested for coronavirus this week – with new sites being setup as part of a massive effort to prevent further spread of the virus throughout the community. In less than a week teams have already knocked on 54,000 doors in high risk areas offering […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Site Secured For Future School In Werribee

The Victorian Government has secured the land for a future secondary school in Werribee to give local families more choice and local kids a world-class education. Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the Government had secured an 8.4 hectare site on Harpley Estate as part of a Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution work-in-kind […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Stephen Gough New Chair Of Kardinia Park Stadium Trust

One of Australia’s most decorated stadium and sports administrators has been appointed as the new chair of the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula announced that Stephen Gough would take up the important post from today, following the retirement of Michael Malouf from the Trust. Mr Gough has […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Victorian Workplace Manslaughter Laws Now In Effect

Workplace manslaughter is now a criminal offence in Victoria with tough new laws introduced by the Victorian Government coming into effect today. Negligent employers now face fines of up to $16.5 million and individuals face up to 25 years in jail, sending a clear message to employers that putting lives at risk in the workplace […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Workplace Safety

Protecting Victorian Horticulture From Fruit Fly Impacts

Victoria’s key fruit production regions will continue to be protected from the destructive impacts of Queensland fruit fly with an extension of funding from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced a further $1.72 million in grants in a one-year extension of the Managing Fruit Fly in Victoria Action Plan 2015-20, allowing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Statement From The Premier

Very clearly, we are not where we wanted to be. And as today’s case numbers show, Victoria is experiencing significant community transmission of coronavirus. As a result of genomic testing, the Chief Health Officer has today advised the Government that a number of our cases through late May and early June can be linked to […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Mental Health And Disability Services Commissioner

Treasure Jennings has been appointed as the new Mental Health Complaints Commissioner and the Disability Services Commissioner. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan announced Ms Jennings will take on the two roles beginning from 1 July 2020 for a five-year term. Victorians will continue to be […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Bypass Opening Returns Local Roads To Drysdale

The Bellarine Peninsula’s biggest road infrastructure project, the Drysdale Bypass opens to traffic today. The new $117 million bypass, stretching 6 kilometres from Jetty Road to the north of Whitcombes Road, will significantly reduce traffic congestion through the centre of Drysdale and will ensure safer, more efficient journeys on the Bellarine Peninsula. The bypass will give local […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure