Category: Media Release

Riverboats Music Festival Steams Ahead On The Murray

The Riverboat Music Festival on the mighty Murray River is set to be bigger and better than ever, with backing from the Andrews Labor Government. The Riverboats Music Festival is the Murray River’s premiere contemporary music festival and in its eighth year set a record, selling out in just nine days. The Labor Government is […]

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

A Busy Summer For Phillip Island’s 24/7 Medical Service

The Andrews Labor Government’s free, 24-hour medical and nursing service on Phillip Island has already treated more than 1,600 locals and holidaymakers this summer. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today visited the minor injury and illness clinic at the Phillip Island Health Hub in Cowes, which opened on December 21. With thousands of tourists flocking […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Protecting Our Biggest Ticketed Event From Scalpers

Comedy lovers will be better protected from ticket scalpers, with the Andrews Labor Government officially declaring the Melbourne International Comedy Festival a major event. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined comedian, Fiona O’Loughlin at the Comedy Theatre today to remind Victorians to purchase tickets to the world’s best comedy shows through […]

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

Bringing Big Entertainment To Small Towns

Community members and visitors in some of Victoria’s smallest towns will be treated to world class performances this year thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced almost $140,000 in grants to help 19 regional community arts groups and councils present theatre shows, comedy, music […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Free TAFE Starts At Federation Training Morwell

Students and job seekers from the Latrobe Valley are getting into training through the Andrews Government’s Free TAFE program, with more than 1000 students already enrolled in Free TAFE courses at Federation Training. This is four times the number of students undertaking those courses compared to the same time last year. Minster for Training and […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

New CFA Station For Ballarat West Region

A new state-of-the-art CFA station has opened in Ballarat West to service the growing suburb of Lucas and neighbouring communities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today officially opened the station, located in the Ballarat West emergency services hub. The $5.8 million facility was funded by the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Western Victoria Region

Supporting Northern Victoria’s Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting our farmers through drought, helping them prepare for and manage the effects of dry conditions through the On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grant program. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Mark and Annette Radford, who were one of more than 2300 applicants for the Labor Government’s grant program after […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Furthering Treaty With Support For Aboriginal Groups

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging more Aboriginal organisations to get involved and be part of the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings said Aboriginal organisations are now invited to apply for the third round of the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The program supports Traditional Owners groups, organisations and businesses to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

More Trains And Better Services On The Shepparton Line

Shepparton will soon benefit from the introduction of new train services thanks to works completed on the Shepparton Line Upgrade delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. From Monday 1 April, passengers will get 10 extra weekly services that have been made possible by stabling upgrades at Shepparton Station. Early works have also kicked off this […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region

Work Starts On New Bacchus Marsh Ambulance Branch

Bacchus March paramedics will soon have the safe and modern home base they need to respond to emergencies with work underway on a new state-of-the-art ambulance branch. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today joined Member for Melton Steve McGhie to kick off construction of the new $3 million Bacchus Marsh ambulance branch on Gisborne […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health