Category: Media Release

More Victorians Saving Lives Than Ever Before

More Victorians are surviving cardiac arrest than ever before as public defibrillator units become more readily available and more community members feel prepared and confident enough to use them. The Andrews Labor Government today released the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR) which showed 82 people were defibrillated with a publicly-accessible defibrillator in the 2017/18 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Supporting Regional Victoria To Address Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering regional Victorians to prepare for and adapt to the real impacts of climate change through a new community grants program. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the $1 million Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program, which will support communities to adjust, build resilience […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Undergraduate Teaching Offers Released

The wait is over for many aspiring teachers who will find out today if they have received a first-round university or college offer. Today 1,367 main round offers have been made to students for undergraduate teaching courses. Those wanting to pursue a career in teaching will need to have a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

First Round University And TAFE Offers Released

The wait is over for many Victorian students who will find out today if they have received a first-round university or TAFE offer. Today 51,638 main round offers have been made to students for undergraduate and vocational courses. Acting Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education James Merlino today congratulated all students who received […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Driving The Economic Boom In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering huge boosts to local engineering construction and building activity, with Victorians feeling more confident about their financial future, according to the latest data. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today confirmed Victorian engineering construction activity was valued at a total $16.7 billion in the 12 months to September 2018 […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Metro Tunnel Sets Minds In Motion

The first of four-massive tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will build Melbourne’s future rail network is nearing Australian waters. Hot on the heels of the arrival of a TBM for the Westgate Tunnel Project, the Metro Tunnel’s mega machine – which measures 100 metres long – is due to arrive at the Port of Melbourne […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Speaking Up For Victorians With Disability

Victorians with disability will be supported to speak up, assert their rights and tackle discrimination thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the $2.15 million Disability Advocacy Futures Grants program that will give those with disability an opportunity to have their voices heard. Groups and organisations […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Supporting Animal Welfare Groups Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with supporting our hardworking and valued animal shelters and rescue organisations with increased funding announced today. The funding has been awarded as part of the first round of grants administered by Animal Welfare Victoria and is the sixth round of grants supported by the Government’s Animal Welfare Grants […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Western Metropolitan Region, Western Victoria Region

Excavation Kick Starts Major Parkville Station Construction

Workers have begun excavating around 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of rock and soil as they build the new underground Parkville Station, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project. Acting Premier James Merlino today joined Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan at the Metro Tunnel’s Parkville worksite, where crews are […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Melbourne Set To Serve Up The World’s Best Tennis

Australian Open 2019 gets underway today and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley to open the year’s first tennis Grand Slam, with better facilities for spectators and players alike. The Open is the largest annual sporting event […]

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