Category: Media Release

Ending Family Violence In Aboriginal Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in dozens of new projects to help Aboriginal people tackle family violence in their communities. Forty five new projects will begin this month to help prevent, reduce and respond to family violence in Aboriginal communities across Victoria. The $650,000 investment in community based projects was recommended by 11 Indigenous […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

North East Link – Victoria’s Biggest Ever Transport Project

The North East Link will be the biggest transport project in Victoria’s history – finally building the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network. The Andrews Labor Government today confirmed the route for the long-overdue completion of the ring road. The North East Link will begin on the Eastern Freeway at Springvale Road where the capacity […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Saving Lives: Getting SafeScript Done In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has taken another step in setting up Australia’s first large-scale prescription monitoring system, with the appointment of an IT specialist to build Victoria’s cutting-edge SafeScript system. With intimate knowledge of the Australian medical and pharmacy sector, and a proven track record of innovation in eHealth, Fred IT Group has been selected […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Victoria Cleans Up At The National Training Awards

Victoria has cemented itself as a national leader in vocational education and training after taking home seven awards at the Australian Training Awards. For the second year in a row, a Victorian TAFE was named Australian Large Training Provider of the Year with Geelong’s The Gordon crowned 2017 winners in Canberra overnight. Former Holmesglen Institute […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Victoria Goes Orange For A Future Free Of Violence

The third annual Victoria Against Violence campaign begins today, challenging the attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence and violence against women. Acting Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Jill Hennessy will mark the start of the campaign by joining Rosie Batty and other community leaders for the 9th annual Walk […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women, Ministers

A Toast To Victoria’s Finest Tourism Operators

Tourism operators and small businesses who help make Victoria one of the best places in the world to visit have been recognised at the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren congratulated the Victorian businesses who took out awards at last night’s celebrations. Tourism is Victoria’s bread and butter […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Securing More Kinder Places To Make Things Fair

The Andrews Labor Government is making things fair for hundreds of additional families through extra support for access to vital kindergarten places outside of enrolment periods. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited Bridge Road Kindergarten in Strathtulloh to announce the permanent extension of the successful pre-purchased places pilot. Pre-purchased kindergarten places are […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education

Giving Victorian Jobseekers A Fair Go

The Andrews Labor Government is making things fair for all Victorian jobseekers by connecting them to the services they need to find meaningful work. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today addressed a Jobs Victoria conference in Melbourne to outline achievements in the first 12 months of the Labor Government’s flagship program. The Government […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Christmas Comes Early For Racegoers In Ballarat

The Ballarat & District Trotting Club will celebrate Christmas early this year thanks to a $64,000 festive-themed raceday and infrastructure upgrade. The Andrews Labor Government is providing almost $18,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the Family Christmas Trots Night this Friday, 24 November, and almost $14,000 for an upgrade of the owners’ […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

More Investment In Waterway Health Across The State

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered more than $30 million in projects that boost the health of rivers, creeks and wetlands across the state. The five-year Regional Riparian Action Plan has seen works performed along rivers and creeks to support river health, provide more recreational opportunities, improve habitat for native plants and animals and offer […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water