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Doors Open For Pets In Rental Properties

Victorians will no longer be forced to choose between the pet they love and a place to live, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s historic new laws coming into effect today. From today renters will be able to keep a pet in their rental property with written consent from their rental provider. The new laws […]

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Victorian Home Buyers Protected From Unfair Practices

Victorians purchasing property now have more protection from unfair sales practices, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s historic new laws. From today, vendors and agents cannot knowingly conceal any material facts about a property when selling land. Material facts include whether a murder had occurred on the property, if the property had been used as […]

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Premium Victorian Produce Leads The World At Gulfood

Victoria’s world-class produce will be showcased to an international audience this week in the Middle East as more than 25 leading food and beverage companies continue a growing presence in the global food market. Consumer Affairs and Suburban Development Minister Marlene Kairouz today officially opened the Victorian Government stand at Gulfood, Dubai which attracts up […]

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New Leadership For Responsible Gambling Foundation

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of Tass Mousaferiadis as the new chair of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation board. Mr Mousaferiadis, who joined the board in February 2017, has a 40-year career dedicated to public health issues and community education. Mr Mousaferiadis has held leadership positions across a range of policy and […]

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Review Into Decriminalisation Of Sex Work

The Andrews Labor Government will conduct a review to consider the decriminalisation of sex work in order to achieve better public health and human rights outcomes. The regulation of sex work has not undergone a significant review in Victoria since 1985 – and given calls for sex work reform across Australia and growing interest in […]

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Don’t Be Spooked By Unsafe Products This Halloween

Victorians should take care to make sure they are safe from scary products this Halloween with inspectors from Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) removing almost 12,000 unsafe products from the shelves this year. As Halloween continues to gain popularity in Australia, new products are constantly introduced to our shelves, including toys and cosmetic items. Minister for […]

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Have Your Say On New Retirement Village Laws

Victorians can now have their say on retirement village laws as part of a review of the Retirement Villages Act 1986. The review aims to update laws about retirement villages to further protect consumers, as well as encourage growth and innovation in the sector. As part of the review, Consumer Affairs Victoria will also be […]

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Beware Of Fake Tradies This Summer

Victorians are being urged to be cautious of fake tradies ahead of summer following a 200 per cent increase in the total amount of money lost by victims. Almost $3 million was lost by Victorians last year, up from $1 million the previous year. Margaret Connell is just one of the hundreds of Victorians who […]

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Funding To Tackle Local Gambling Harm

The Andrews Labor Government is preventing gambling harm across Victoria through state-wide grants for 14 community-based, not-for-profit organisations. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today attended a Gambling Harm Awareness Week workshop in Bendigo and announced $2 million in grant funding. One of the grant recipients is Bendigo Community Health, which will look […]

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Support For Mental Health And Gambling Harm Program

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Victorians experiencing gambling harm and mental health issues access critical help services across the state. Alfred Health’s Mental Health and Gambling Program will receive a $1.2 million funding boost over three years from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. This will strengthen the model of care for clients and […]

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