Category: Deputy Premier

TBM Arrives For West Gate Tunnel’s Winter Works Blitz

A new “mini” Tunnel Boring Machine has arrived on site at the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel project ahead of a major construction blitz. From Sunday there will be five nights of full closures on the West Gate Freeway as workers remove overhead gantries and light poles as they begin construction of two new […]

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Statement From The Acting Premier

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of His Eminence the Grand Mufti of Australia Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi. Through his service to our Muslim communities, including his regrettably brief tenure as the Grand Mufti of Australia, His Eminence provided strong leadership and spiritual guidance to thousands of Australians. His Eminence loved […]

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Tram Refurbishment Improves Reliability And Creates Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is refurbishing Melbourne’s fleet of iconic trams to improve reliability and the passenger experience with the first completed tram rolling out of the new East Preston Depot this week. Acting Premier James Merlino said the improvements to around 450 trams will increase reliability and create jobs, including for former automotive industry […]

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Students Restore Clayton Station’s Historic Shelter

More than 200 building and construction students at Chisholm’s Institute of TAFE have been given a rare hands-on opportunity to restore an original heritage-listed railway shelter dating back to 1891, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Level Crossing Removal project. Acting Premier James Merlino joined Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney at Chisholm’s […]

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More Matthew Guy Lies On Mobster Scandal

He said that he’d ensure Chief Liberal Fundraiser Barrie Macmillan would resign from the party after being caught soliciting donations from alleged organised crime figure Tony Madafferi. “I think that he will move on and I think that would be the right thing to do. I’ll talk to the state president about what we’ll do […]

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Liberals Lurch To The Extreme Right Continues

The Victorian Liberal Party’s lurch to the extreme right continues, with revelations today that the party wanted to import Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, to run its state election campaign. As Chief of Staff, Mr Priebus’ main achievement was to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, meaning millions of low income Americans […]

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Education Partnership To Help Victorian Families Thrive

Thousands of students and families at five Victorian schools will benefit from dedicated local engagement officers, first-rate early childhood facilities and increased opportunities for adult education under a new $15 million partnership with the Colman Foundation. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Morwell Central Primary School – one of the five schools involved – […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Education

New Cutting-Edge Classrooms Open In Gippsland

Students in Moe have brand new state-of-the-art classrooms thanks to an innovative new Andrews Labor  Government school building program. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Moe South Street Primary School to officially open its new architect-designed modular building. Within 7 months of announcing funding, the ageing staff facilities and classrooms have been demolished, replaced […]

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$5.7m Upgrade Underway At Warragul Regional College

Students across the Warragul region will soon have the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work now under way on a major upgrade at the Warragul Regional College. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the first sod to start construction on Warragul Regional College’s $5.8 million upgrade, which will help it deliver a […]

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Matthew Guy Must Come Clean On Penthouse Payments

Matthew Guy must immediately come clean and fully explain his involvement in yet another dodgy donations scandal involving the Liberal Party. News reports have today revealed Mr Guy’s  involvement in a secret $10,000 penthouse meeting with developers when he was Minister for Planning. While Mr Guy and his deputy initially claimed that this secret penthouse […]

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