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Scenic Railway To Boost Tourism In The Yarra Valley

Steam trains will return to the Yarra Valley for the first time in 40 years with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to invest in a scenic railway that will create jobs and boost tourism in the region. The 14-kilometre Yarra Valley Railway will run between Yarra Glen and Healesville, connecting the two largest tourist towns […]

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A Bigger And Better Firefighting Fleet For Victoria

Victoria’s biggest ever aerial firefighting fleet will take to the skies this summer, thanks to a $29.9 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced the new fleet today, which includes upgrades to the existing aircraft models, expanded waterbombing ability and greatly increased water capacity compared to previous years. […]

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Six More Matthew Guy Lies On Ventnor

Matthew Guy has been caught out telling lie after lie after lie ahead of facing a censure motion in Parliament today. In a train wreck interview with Neil Mitchell on 3AW, Matthew Guy told six blatant lies in 15 minutes. Lie 1 – Political Motivations NEIL MITCHELL: OK, well let’s drill into this one. Do […]

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Matthew Guy’s Lies On Ventnor

Matthew Guy has been caught lying yet again on Ventnor in a scandal that saw him gift $3.5 million of taxpayers’ money to Liberal Party mates. Mr Guy has ridiculously claimed that he made the multi-million dollar settlement because going to court would have cost even more: “It would have been a lawyers’ picnic otherwise. […]

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Matthew Guy Must Resign After Using Taxpayer Millions As Ransom In Ventnor Case

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy must resign and pay back millions of dollars, following revelations he used $3.5 million of taxpayers’ money to avoid having to face a judge and explain his role in the Ventnor scandal, admitting that he would lose his job if he did. In what is potentially criminal conduct, Matthew Guy personally […]

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Liberal And National Party MPs Referred To Victoria Police

I have today referred a number of Liberal and National Party MPs to Victoria Police for investigation for allegedly using electorate office staff for political campaigning during normal business hours. The evidence provided to the police includes clear political campaigning by electorate office staff of the following members and former members of the Parliament of […]

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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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