Category: Ministers

Mini-HEY Day To Showcase Youth Mental Health Projects

The 11 successful recipients of round 8 of the Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) small grants program gathered in Flagstaff Gardens today to showcase and discuss their planned projects to promote the health and well-being of LGBTIQ+ young Victorians. Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams congratulated the recipients and introduced the screening of the film ‘Masked’, which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth

Helping Young Aboriginal People Get The Care They Need

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with the Bendigo District Aboriginal Cooperative (BDAC) to build stronger futures for Aboriginal children in care. The local organisation becomes the second of its kind in Victoria to be part of the Australian-first Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care program. The $13.7 million initiative is a vital step forward in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Child Protection

Regional Victorians Have Their Say On Mental Health Royal Commission

Mental health experts in regional and rural Victoria will get their say on the issues that matter to them as the Andrews Labor Government’s historic Mental Health Royal Commission starts to take shape. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley will hold regional roundtable discussions in Ballarat, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton today and tomorrow to hear […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Victorians Urged To Be Careful During Extreme Heat

The Andrews Labor Government is pleading with Victorians to heed the warnings this summer and look after themselves and others – particularly the elderly and young children – when the weather heats up. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today joined Victoria’s Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton, Ambulance Victoria and the Bureau of Meteorology […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Essential Services Commission Chairperson Steps Down

Dr Ron Ben-David will step down as the head of the Essential Services Commission later this year, seeing out his 10-year term in the role. Dr Ben-David was appointed as the chair and one of the ESC’s three commissioners in 2008. The Andrews Labor Government will now begin an open process to seek his replacement, […]

Categories: Assistant Treasurer, Media Release

First Automated Vehicle To Hit The Road

Cutting-edge automated vehicle technology will be tested in rural Victoria this year in the first on-road trial approved under the new Automated Driving System (ADS) permit scheme. Acting Premier Jacinta Allan today announced that Bosch has been awarded $2.3 million from the Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Trial Grants Program and granted the state’s first […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Thousands Of Doctors, Nurses And Midwives Start Their Careers

Thousands of doctors, nurses and midwives are preparing to begin long and rewarding careers in Victoria’s world-class public hospitals. Around 810 first-year medical interns and 2,500 new nurses and midwife graduates will start their careers in 2019, ushering in a new era of highly-trained medical professionals to care for patients in hospitals and health services […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Transporting Australia’s Top All-Abilities Cricketers

More than 110 bus services will transport the 240 players participating in next week’s National Cricket Inclusion Championships in Geelong. Buses have been specially arranged to move the all-abilities cricketers to and from games during the week-long championships, for free. The National Cricket Inclusion Championships will take place across more than 10 cricket grounds in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Bush Food Trials To Explore A New Agricultural Industry

Some of Victoria’s oldest flavours will soon be accessible to dining tables across the world, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government grant to expand the bush food industry on the Great South Coast. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the $30,000 Food Source Victoria grant, which will allow WG Enterprises to start supply […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Boosting Visitors For Geelong’s International Students

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Geelong’s visitor economy grow by supporting a plan to increase the number of people travelling to the region to visit international students. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the Labor Government will provide $50,000 from the Stronger Regional Communities Plan to Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development