Category: Media Release

History In The Making Across Victoria

Some 49 Victorian community and history groups will share in $350,000 funding as part of this year’s Local History Grants Program. The Local History Grants Program provides small grants to community organisations to support projects that preserve, record or publish Victorian local history. This year’s recipients include: Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative to collate an […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Cutting Red Tape For Victorian Small Business

Small businesses will get quicker approvals for council permits thanks to an Andrews Labor Government drive to cut red tape and help businesses thrive and provide more jobs. The Better Approvals Project is helping local councils reduce the time they take to process business permits. So far 19 councils have taken up the program, producing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Wear Orange To Support Our VICSES Volunteers

Victoria is turning orange today in recognition of the thousands of Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers who play a critical role in responding to emergencies across the state. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville joined VICSES and Victoria Police to celebrate Wear Orange Wednesday, which is a national day of recognition for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Review Into Chiropractic Child Spinal Manipulation

An independent review into chiropractors manipulating the spines of children ordered by the Andrews Labor Government is calling on parents, chiropractors and health practitioners to have their say. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the start of the community consultation for the review, which is being run by Safer Care Victoria. The findings of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Wider And Safer Roads Thanks To Vital Upgrade Package

Drivers in Victoria’s south west can now enjoy a smoother and safer journey with a package of road rebuilding and widening works now complete. The Andrews Labor Government have invested $40 million to upgrade narrow roads across south-western Victoria – with the final three roads under that package recently completed. The final roads to be […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads, Western Victoria Region

Online Gambling Restrictions To Reduce Consumer Harm

In an Australian-first, the Andrews Labor Government is tightening rules for online betting operators in a bid to provide stronger consumer protections for Victorians gambling online. From 26 May 2019, online betting operators must comply with strict requirements for betting account deposit limits, restrictions on direct marketing and a ban on perks that encourage consumers […]

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

New Chief Executive Officer For Solar Victoria

Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the appointment of Stan Krpan as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Solar Victoria. Mr Krpan will lead the implementation of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes package, which is helping households across Victoria cut their energy costs while boosting supply to the grid, creating almost […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Solar Homes

Boating And Fishing Bonanza At Tullaroop

Freshwater fishers with kayaks, canoes and boats with electric motors will have more opportunity to get out on the water, with access to Tullaroop Reservoir now open thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford said expanding on-water access for recreational boaters delivered on a key commitment of the Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Fishing and Boating

Upgrading Rye Pier For Better Boating And Fishing

Boaters, fishers and other recreational water users can look forward to safer and better access at Rye Pier thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government will invest $500,000 to restore the existing low-landing, build a new ramp to boost access, install more casual public berths and upgrade berthing facilities for larger commercial fishing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Fishing and Boating

One Million Passengers Use Mernda Rail Extension

More than one million passengers have used the $600 million Mernda Rail line, nine months on from the extension opening. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today visited Mernda station where passenger trains were returned by the Andrews Labor Government last August for the first time in 60 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport