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Family Violence Training To Tackle Economic Abuse

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up its support for victims of family violence by training almost 200 financial counsellors across Victoria to respond to economic abuse.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz was in Ballarat today for the Family Violence for Financial Counsellors intensive training course together with staff from across regional Victoria. The […]

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New Laws To Protect Minors From Alcohol Harm

The Andrews Labor Government will ban alcohol advertising within 150 metres of all Victorian schools, as part of new measures to protect children, support consumers and reduce red tape. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced the restriction as part of major reforms to the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 which will […]

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More Regional Grants To Prevent Gambling Harm

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against gambling harm in regional and rural Victoria with $250,000 in prevention grants to be provided through the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF). Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards in Bendigo today to launch the VRGF’s Prevention […]

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Perpetrators Face The Music As Pilot Program Launched

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s best known gig spots to stop sexual harassment and assault in live music venues. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley at the Corner Hotel in Richmond to launch the Sexual Harassment and Assault in Licensed Live […]

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More Homes For Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered another 20 affordable homes in Melbourne’s inner-west for women and children escaping family violence. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz joined Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan to officially open the new units, which will provide a safe haven for family violence victims and women over 55 who have had […]

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New Smart Phone ID To Leave The Card Behind

The Andrews Labor Government is paving the way for Victorians to use their mobile phones as proof of age through new technology developed by Australia Post. In an Australian first, Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz has approved the use of Keypass in Digital ID ™ as an evidence of age document in […]

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Tackling Gambling Harm In Victoria’s CALD Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities from gambling harm by funding new targeted prevention projects. Acting Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Martin Pakula today announced the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation had awarded 12 community organisations a total of $200,000 to develop new programs across the state. Research […]

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Dangerous Products Removed From Shelves Ahead Of Christmas

Thousands of dangerous and unsafe products have been removed from Victorian shelves, with inspectors swooping on businesses in the lead up to Christmas. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today revealed a haul of dodgy products seized during statewide inspections of retailers and wholesalers. Through November and December, Consumer Affairs Victoria conducted more than 400 […]

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Record $880,000 Penalty For Underquoting Handed Down

The Federal Court has handed down the largest penalty for underquoting in Victoria’s history, with an eastern Melbourne real estate agency fined $880,000. Fletcher & Parker (Balwyn) Pty Ltd was today found to have engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, and to have made false or misleading representations about the sale of land. It follows […]

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Victorians Urged To Say No To Travelling Con Men

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to be wary of travelling con men with the launch of a new campaign to help people spot the signs of danger. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today unveiled the new campaign, which warns Victorians to watch out for people who knock on their door or approach […]

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