Category: Media Release

Protecting Children From Drowning This Summer

As the weather warms up Victorians are reminded to check on their backyard pool and spa fences, ahead of new regulations that will be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government next year. The Victorian Building Authority has prepared a voluntary register and new self-assessment tool for owners to check their fences, with a mandatory register […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

A Healthy Way To Keep Passengers Moving

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to better protect passengers who become sick or injured on Victoria’s trains. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today joined Victoria’s Chief Paramedic Officer Alan Eade at Richmond Train Station to announce a landmark new policy for managing and treating sick or […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Bendigo Station’s New Bridge Open For Business

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of upgrading Bendigo Station and the Bendigo Line, with passengers now able to use the new pedestrian bridge at the station. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today visited Bendigo Station to inspect the new bridge, while joining Guide Dogs Victoria as they team up […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Next Step For Victoria’s Bigger, Better Trains

The first of Victoria’s new bigger and better trains is another step closer to being in service, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Last week, the new train was transported from the manufacturing facility at Newport to the new Pakenham East depot using 4 locomotives, 22 freight wagons and one power car. Victoria’s bigger trains […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victorian Retailers Power Into Christmas Shopping Season

Victorian retailers are powering into the busy Christmas trading period, recording the highest retail trade growth in the nation. The Andrews Labor Government’s strong economic management is delivering more jobs, strong growth for businesses and record levels of goods exports. The Australian Bureau of Statistics today confirmed Victoria’s retail trade increased by 6.4 per cent […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Bus Finishes Busy Year Boosting Victoria’s Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Bus has supported thousands of Victorians and visited hundreds of communities, helping small businesses grow, create jobs and boost the economy. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek welcomed the bus in Ferntree Gully today for its last stop for the year, which has made more than 280 visits to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Cuts O’Brien Is The Steven Bradbury Of The Victorian Liberal Party

Member for Malvern Michael O’Brien – best known for taking the axe to services Victorians rely on and doing a dodgy deal for big corporations on East West Link – is only Liberal leader because the Liberal partyroom had no one else to choose. It’s been clear in recent days that most Liberal MPs prefer […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release

Numurkah Tyre Stockpile To Be Cleaned Up

A dangerous tyre stockpile in Numurkah will be removed, with the Andrews Labor Government stepping in to protect the local community. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today called a community meeting in Numurkah to announce funding to clear up the stockpile on privately-owned land, where an estimated 500,000 tyres have been stored. Environment Protection Authority […]

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

Road Blitz Underway On The Hamilton Highway

Significant road rebuilding works are underway on the Hamilton Highway near Stonehaven to provide drivers with a smoother, safer and stronger road. As part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in regional roads, a 1.1 kilometre section of road, west of Pollocksford Road, is being repaired. These works will ensure the road is smoother […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Delivering The Fastest Growing Economy In Australia

Victoria’s economy continues to thrive with strong annual growth, driven by business investment and the Andrews Labor Government’s record breaking infrastructure boom. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today confirmed Victoria has the best performing economy in the nation with the highest annual growth rate of any state. The ABS National Accounts released today show […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer