Category: Media Release

Better Sports Facilities For Macedon’s Women And Girls

More women and girls will soon be kicking goals, hitting sixes and enjoying their favourite sport thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas at the launch of the new multipurpose cricket training facility in Gisborne to announce upgrades to local sporting facilities. $400,000 from the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Helping Victorian Businesses Save On Energy Bills

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more businesses reduce business costs and avoid energy waste – with the 50th Victorian business awarded an Energy Assessment Grant. Hallam based manufacturer Planex has been awarded more than $47,000 to undertake an energy assessment and to implement gas efficiency upgrades. An Energy Assessment Grant of $12,400 will be […]

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

Local Jobs On Display Through MCEC Expansion

Local workers are leading the way on one of Victoria’s most important major projects – the Andrews Labor Government’s expansion of the Melbourne Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Acting Premier James Merlino and Acting Minister for Major Projects Luke Donnellan today visited the project site, where around 700 workers – including up to 60 […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

An Indian Flavour For The Boxing Day Test

Victoria will celebrate its close ties with India with a new community festival held during the Australia versus India Magellan Boxing Day Test at the MCG this year. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Cricket Victoria CEO Tony Dodemaide and cricketing legends Bishan Bedi and Dean Jones in Delhi today to announce the new festival that will […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victorians’ Confidence In Economy Strengthens

Victoria’s economic credentials received a further boost today, with new figures showing consumer sentiment 5.1 per cent higher than this time last year, buoyed by the strength of the state’s economy and jobs market. Acting Treasurer Robin Scott welcomed the Westpac-Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment index data, which shows consumer sentiment is 18 per cent higher […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Gandhi Exhibition Coming Soon To Melbourne

A digital interactive exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of Mahatma Gandhi will be shown in Victoria, the home of the largest number of people with Indian heritage in Australia. Touring the Mahatma Gandhi Exhibition in Delhi today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the Andrews Labor Government was supporting Victoria’s Immigration Museum to show the unique […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victorian Medicinal Cannabis Industry Powers Ahead

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding Victoria’s medicinal cannabis sector and positioning our state as the leader in exports of medicinal cannabis, while creating jobs and providing life-changing treatment. Australia’s first ever Medical Cannabis Industry Development Strategy has today been unveiled, with its aim being to move the emerging Victorian medicinal cannabis industry into an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Health

Draft Management Plan For Belfast Coastal Reserve

Victorians are being encouraged to have their say on a draft plan to protect the Belfast Coastal Reserve while maintaining recreational activities. The draft coastal management plan proposes two zones within the Belfast Coastal Reserve to ensure conservation of its unique environment as well as low-impact recreational use. A ‘Conservation Zone’ would cover a central […]

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

New Education Initiatives To Strengthen Ties With India

Victorian school students will have the opportunity to travel to India on a new cultural exchange program as part of an ambitious Andrews Labor Government strategy to strengthen Victoria’s economic and cultural ties with India. Premier Daniel Andrews today visited Bluebells School International in Delhi and participated in a school lesson conducted via skype with […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victorian Students Receive First Round Uni And TAFE Offers

The wait is over for many Victorian students who will find out today if they have received a first-round university or TAFE offer. Today there were 52,973 main round offers made to students for undergraduate and vocational courses. For those wanting to pursue a career in teaching they will now need to have a minimum […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education