Category: Media Release

Statement From Minister Gavin Jennings

We’re deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Aunty Dorothy ‘Dot’ Peters. As a champion for reconciliation, she changed this state for the better. Each year on 31 May, we gather at the Shrine of Remembrance to pay tribute to the Aboriginal men and women who fought in service to the state. We do […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Special Minister of State

Australia v Japan All-Stars Hit Home Run For Bendigo

Australia’s best baseball stars will take on the might of Japan when Strathfieldsaye Baseball Ground hosts the 2019 Japan All-Stars v Australia Women’s Bendigo Challenge from 2-6 October. The series enters its second year and is locked in for Bendigo until 2021 thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program. On the back […]

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

Jobs And Housing Support To Reduce Women’s Reoffending

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding support services and programs focused on reducing the number of women in prison. Victoria’s female prisoner population has nearly doubled over the last decade, with the number of Aboriginal women in prison growing at an even faster rate. Two thirds of female prisoners reported being a victim of family […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Helping Victorian Children Thrive In Kinder And Beyond

More than 28,000 children are set to benefit from programs and additional resources in 2020, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $160 million School Readiness Funding initiative. The Australian-first initiative will be expanded to about 800 kindergarten in 32 local government areas in 2020 – with services in Hume, Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Moreland, Murrindindi […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education

Victorian Community History Award Shortlist Announced

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victoria’s proud history is not forgotten by acknowledging those who work to preserve it. This year, 42 community history publications and projects from across the state have been shortlisted for the Victorian Community History Awards, which recognise the contributions of Victorians in the preservation of local history. The 2019 […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Koorie Excellence Recognised In Education And Training

The Andrews Labor Government in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association has recognised leaders in Koorie education and employment with the announcement of the winners at the 2019 Wurreker Awards. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney last night congratulated the nominees and winners of the annual awards in Northcote, which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Training and Skills

Support For Mental Health And Gambling Harm Program

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Victorians experiencing gambling harm and mental health issues access critical help services across the state. Alfred Health’s Mental Health and Gambling Program will receive a $1.2 million funding boost over three years from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. This will strengthen the model of care for clients and […]

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

Helping Regional Victorians Get To The Royal Melbourne Show

The Andrews Labor Government is offering discounted public transport to make it that little bit easier for regional Victorians attending the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said the reduced cost of travel will be offered to off-peak V/Line services, to assist anyone making the journey from the regions to attend […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Keeping Kids Safe During The Royal Melbourne Show

A new safety campaign is urging parents and carers to take extra care when taking the train to the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show. The Look out for the little ones campaign is highlighting the risks to children at railway station entries, exits and platforms, by using the perspective of a child. The campaign focuses on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Nearly Half A Million Jobs Created In Victoria Under Labor

Nearly half a million jobs have been created in Victoria since the Andrews Labor Government was first elected – with more than 20,000 jobs created in the last month alone. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows 20,300 jobs were created in Victoria in August – more than in any other state in the […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer