Category: Ministers

Cracking Down On Unscrupulous IVF Providers

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on unscrupulous IVF providers who prey on Victorians accessing IVF and peddle false hope about their chances of starting a family. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the Health Complaints Commissioner has been asked to launch an inquiry into dodgy, dangerous and unethical […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Latest Fire Services Response Times Released

The response times of Victoria’s fire services across the state has not varied in the past three quarters according to the latest data released by CFA and MFB, with the full results now available to view online. Figures for October-December 2018, which were published today, show the MFB responded to: 93.2 per cent of structure […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

New CEO For Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, today announced the appointment of Shane Lucas as the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s new Chief Executive Officer. His appointment follows an extensive national executive search and recruitment process undertaken by the Foundation’s Board between November 2018 and February 2019. Mr Lucas has held executive […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Grants Open For Education Week Activities

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging not-for-profits across Victoria to apply for grants to fund activities as part of this year’s Education Week celebrations. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the Education Week grants in the lead up to this year’s 75th annual Education Week, which will have ‘Celebrating Careers’ as its theme. Organisations […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

A New Way Forward For Tourism In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will look to find new ways to grow tourism and support regional Victoria, through a review into the regional tourism industry. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said tourism was one of regional Victoria’s most important industries, with 40 per cent of total tourism employment based outside Melbourne […]

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

Native Fish Stocking Record Broken At Lake Eildon

More than 714,000 native fish have been released into Lake Eildon this summer, setting a new stocking record for this iconic Victorian waterway which is so popular with freshwater anglers. The new record consists of 300,500 golden perch fingerlings and 413,900 Murray cod, many of which were grown at the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s Snobs Creek […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Fishing and Boating

Addressing The Harm Caused By Ice

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Thorne Harbour Health to help address the harm caused by ice addiction. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced a $10,000 grant, which will go towards a three-day Alcohol and Other Drug-Free music and arts festival and launch the “I’m Not Buying It” campaign being run in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Traineeships Boost Aboriginal Mental Health Professionals

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the number of Aboriginal health workers in the mental health system with ten new trainees placed in health services across the state. The $3.5 million Aboriginal Mental Health Traineeship Program has been rolled out at eight locations where trainees are already learning on the job while they undertake their […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Desalination Water To Protect Supply After Dry Summer

The Andrews Labor Government will order 125 gigalitres of water from the Desalination Plant for the 2019/20 year to boost storages after an extremely dry spring and summer. This order is the largest ever and is necessary to prevent Melbourne’s water storages dropping to a point where they post a significant risk to water security. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Female Friendly Sporting Facilities Has Boronia Rapt

Boronia’s rugby league and cricket players will soon have female friendly change rooms at Colchester Reserve, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced construction of new change rooms and pavilion refurbishment works at the reserve, made possible by a $500,000 grant from the […]

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