Category: Ministers

Work Begins On Hi-Tech TAFE Construction Training Centre

Students and residents in Lilydale are a step closer to having a world-class construction training centre, with work on the project under way, thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today attended a virtual event to celebrate the sod turning that marks the start of construction on the $10.2 million […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Skills and Training

Grants Program To Help Councils Improve Road Safety

The Victorian Government is giving local councils across Victoria the chance to receive up to $100,000 for projects focussed on making local roads safer, through a Transport Accident Commission grants program. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll encouraged local councils to apply for the share in funding as part of the TAC’s Local […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Police Cracking Down On Deliberate Directive Breaches

Victoria Police continue to ensure Victorians are following the most recent directions of the Chief Health Officer, with 546 fines issued since Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions were reintroduced throughout metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire and police conducting more than 100,000 checks in total since enforcement began in March. Operation Sentinel has been underway […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Online Training For Horticulture Workers

New workers starting at Victorian horticulture businesses will be quickly brought up to speed to get to work quicker thanks to an online training package supported by the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced $70,000 for SuniTAFE to develop the Horticulture Farm Worker Induction Program, as part of the $50 million Agriculture […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Growing Forestry Jobs Through Innovation

The Victorian Government is supporting our timber industry and securing future jobs by establishing a centre for timber and forestry innovation in Gippsland. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced that the Victorian Government, in collaboration with the Commonwealth, will provide $4 million to Forest and Wood Products Australia over the next four years to […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Landmark Report Into The On-Demand Workforce

A landmark report into the on-demand workforce commissioned by the Victorian Government has made a host of recommendations to make sure gig economy workers get the fair deal they deserve. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas released the report today. Its recommendations include developing a code of conduct that better protects on-demand workers, the removal […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

New Appointments To Support Victims Of Crime

The Victorian Government has today announced the appointment of six community members to serve as representatives on the Victims of Crime Consultative Committee. Minister for Victim Support Natalie Hutchins announced the appointment of Ms Cheryl Tyndall, Ms Melinda Dine, Ms Catherine Oddie, Mr Thomas Wain, Ms Colleen Kelly and Ms Sandra Stewart to the committee. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Victim Support

Coronavirus Testing For Elective Surgery Patients

Public and private patients from metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire will now be tested for coronavirus before their elective surgery to help better protect patients and healthcare workers from the risk of infection. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said that while elective surgery was continuing throughout the pandemic it was important to manage the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

More Australian Defence Force Personnel To Join Victoria’s Coronavirus Response

A further 1000 Australian Defence Force personnel will be deployed to Victoria to support the coronavirus response. Since the offer from the Commonwealth Government of additional resources was accepted on Sunday, the Victorian Government has been working with the Emergency Management Commissioner and the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police to determine their best use. Due […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Roundabouts Boost Safety On Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Rd

The Andrews Labor Government has completed work on a series of new roundabouts along Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road as part of a major upgrade that will provide a safer journey for thousands of drivers each day. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said four new roundabouts had been constructed on the increasingly busy commercial […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety