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Building More Social Housing In Melbourne’s East

The Andrews Labor Government is providing safe, secure housing for vulnerable women and their children, including those escaping family violence. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited community housing agencies in Melbourne’s east and south-east today to announce $6.2 million in Victorian Property Fund (VPF) grants for three social housing projects that will create 97 […]

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Building More Social Housing In Melbourne’s West

In an Australian first, the Andrews Labor Government is building prefabricated studio units on unoccupied government land in Melbourne’s inner west to help meet demand for social housing. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today visited one of the nine sites along Ballarat Road in Footscray and Maidstone that will be home to 57 prefabricated […]

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New Laws Pass Parliament To Make Renting Fair

The Andrews Labor Government has passed new laws to make renting fair for all Victorians. In the biggest change to the Residential Tenancies Act since it was implemented more than two decades ago, the Labor Government passed new laws that will strengthen renters’ rights, better protect vulnerable tenants and enable people to turn the house they […]

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Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Appointment

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Janet Dore as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Ms Dore will commence her role as interim CEO in mid-October, replacing Louise Glanville who will start a new role as Managing Director of Victoria Legal Aid. Ms Dore is a highly experienced […]

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Safety Inspectors Give Showbags The Thumbs Up

Product safety experts have examined 341 showbags set for the Royal Melbourne Show and removed dangerous items to ensure there are no nasty surprises for show-goers. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz was joined by students from St Margaret Mary’s Spotswood Primary School today, who were given the chance to road test the showbags ahead […]

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Sun Sets On Dodgy Property Developers

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victorians buying property off-the-plan from delay tactics used by some property developers to rip people off. The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2018 will restrict the use of sunset clauses without the purchaser’s consent. The changes mean off-the-plan contracts cannot be terminated by a vendor under a sunset clause […]

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Inaugural Commissioner For Residential Tenancies

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Dr Heather Holst as the inaugural Commissioner for Residential Tenancies. Dr Holst has almost 30 years of experience working in the housing, tenancy and homelessness sectors and is a strong champion for the rights of Victorian tenants. She has worked in Melbourne and regional Victoria in […]

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Stamping Out Bad Behaviour In Short-Stay Apartments

The Andrews Labor Government’s new laws to help stamp out bad behaviour in short-stay accommodation have passed Victorian Parliament. The Owners Corporation Amendment (Short-stay Accommodation) Bill 2016 will mean apartment owners can now be liable for any damage, noise or loss of amenity caused by their guests. VCAT has also been given new powers to […]

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Release Of Report On The Sixth Casino Review

The Andrews Labor Government has today released the Sixth Review of the Casino Operator and Licence. Under the Casino Control Act 1991, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation is required to investigate Crown Melbourne Ltd at least every five years, to determine it remains suitable to hold the casino licence. The Sixth Review […]

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Housing Boost For Vulnerable Families In Mitchell Region

The Andrews Labor Government is building five social housing developments for vulnerable families with young children in the Mitchell Shire. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited Broadford today to announce a $2 million Victorian Property Fund grant to build eight dwellings at five sites across the shire, creating 19 extra bedrooms. Five two-bedroom townhouses […]

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