Category: Media Release

White Night To Shine On Ballarat This September

Ballarat will this year host the famous night of lights for a third year, before it moves to Bendigo and then Geelong over the next two years. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was joined by Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle to announce that White Night […]

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Amy’s Gran Fondo Races Back To The Great Ocean Road

One of Victoria’s most popular cycling events, Amy’s Gran Fondo, will return to the Great Ocean Road with a new route, ride options and entertainment thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced the return of the race for 2019, which caters to cyclists […]

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Next Stage Of Staff Safety Campaign

The next phase of V/Line’s ‘We wear your words’ campaign has been launched today, reminding regional train passengers to treat its staff with respect when travelling across Victoria. The latest version of the campaign has been rolled out across the V/Line network from today, reminding passengers of the impact that aggressive and anti-social behaviour can […]

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Encouraging More Women To Drive Our Trains

More women are being encouraged to take up a career on Melbourne’s rail network as applications open for the next generation of Metro train drivers. The Andrews Labor Government’s massive expansion of the train network – including the Metro Tunnel, a record number of weekly services, and the introduction of new, bigger trains – means […]

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Mountain Bike Festival Hits The High Country

The Ignition Mountain Bike Festival will return to Falls Creek this year bigger and better than ever, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced the return of the festival, which will feature three days of riding, entertainment, coaching and delicious local produce backed […]

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Yarra Valley Says Ciao To The Italian Festival

The Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao festival is returning to the Yarra Valley to celebrate the region’s rich Italian heritage, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. The festival will showcase the best Italian food, wine, entertainment and cars in themed events across the Yarra Valley region over two weeks in November, backed by the […]

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Aboriginal Artwork To Cover New Train

The first new high capacity train to hit the tracks will also be the Melbourne’s longest moving canvas, with artworks by local Aboriginal artists and collectives shortlisted to cover the state-of-the-art train. Four Victorian First Peoples artists and collectives are in the running to create a unique artwork for the first High Capacity Metro Train […]

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Heritage Listed Heavy Harry To Be Protected

Victoria’s only heritage listed steam locomotive is being preserved for the future, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne announced a roof would be installed over steam locomotive H220, also known as Heavy Harry, during a visit to the Australian Railway Historical Society (ARHS) Museum in Newport today. Heavy Harry […]

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Statement On Bob Hawke

More than any other, Bob Hawke was the people’s Prime Minister. Australians saw themselves in him, and he saw himself in us. The son of a school teacher and a minister, he grew up in the most ordinary of circumstance. And yet that boy from Bordertown would leave us with the most extraordinary legacy. In […]

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Cheers To The Wine Growth Fund

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s world-class wine industry, with a grants program to support the growth of the state’s wineries, increase visitors to wine regions, boost exports and support local jobs. Minister for Regional Development and Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Mount Langi Ghiran winery in Avoca to announce $2 million for the […]

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