Category: Assistant Treasurer

New Commissioner For A Fairer Energy Market

Competition law expert Sitesh Bhojani has been appointed to the board of the Essential Services Commission. Assistant Treasurer Robin Scott today announced Mr Bhojani as the ESC’s newest commissioner, joining Kate Symons and Simon Corden. The extra commissioner position was announced as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Energy Fairness Plan – a 2018 election […]

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Full Steam Ahead For Reservoir Level Crossing Removal

The next major phase of works at the Reservoir level crossing removal site will kick off tomorrow – allowing construction crews to ramp up work and get on and remove this notorious crossing for good. To enable the next phase of works, the High Street intersection will be closed to traffic at the level crossing […]

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Making Birthing Wards Safer For New Mums And Staff

The Andrews Labor Government is helping make public maternity wards safer and saving hospitals money in the process with the rollout of a new program. The program trains birthing suite clinicians how to better manage and identify risks, with a focus on key areas like neonatal resuscitation, foetal surveillance and emergency simulation. Assistant Treasurer Robin […]

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Victoria Is Australia’s Top Performing Economy

Victoria has again been named the top economic performer in the nation, relegating NSW to second place. Victoria has shared top spot with its northern neighbour for the past two CommSec State of the States reports, but the latest has declared Victoria the outright winner. Victoria claimed top billing on four of eight key indicators, […]

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Regional Unemployment Falls To Record Low

Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has dropped to an all-time low under the Andrews Labor Government. The latest ABS data shows Victoria’s regional unemployment at 3.8 per cent in the three months to June – the lowest recorded rate in Victoria’s history and the lowest in the nation. It’s also well under the Australian average regional […]

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First Aboriginal Woman Appointed To Purchasing Board

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal business engagement in state government procurement, with the appointment of Seona James to the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB). Ms James is the first Aboriginal woman to join the Board since its establishment in 1995 and is one of three new Members to be appointed this month. A […]

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Victoria’s Jobless Rate The Lowest In More Than 10 Years

Victoria is leading the nation with our unemployment rate the lowest in more than 10 years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed today. The latest ABS data shows Victoria’s unemployment rate in December 2018 is the lowest since August 2008 at just 4.2 per cent – the equal lowest rate on record for Victoria […]

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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, […]

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