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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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Community Housing To Help Vulnerable Youth In Bendigo

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in community housing in Bendigo to help vulnerable young people in the region find stable, affordable accommodation. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited Bendigo today to announce a $2.78 million grant from the Victorian Property Fund for the construction of 16 dwellings at two sites, totalling 28 bedrooms. […]

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Tackling Gambling Harm In Regional And Rural Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is investing almost $250,000 in programs to prevent and reduce gambling harm in regional and rural Victoria. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced funding for five new projects focused on helping young Victorians and Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Grants of up to $50,000 […]

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More Social Housing For Dandenong And Newport

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering more social housing for disadvantaged people in Dandenong and Newport, with funding of almost $5 million. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today toured a site in Dandenong where the Labor Government is partnering with Housing Choices Australia to build 19 new dwellings. The site is within walking distance […]

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Preventing Gambling Harm In CALD Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is working to prevent gambling harm in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities across Victoria. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz launched the first of a suite of new resources aimed at reducing gambling-related harm in CALD communities at a Refugee Week event in Hoppers Crossing today. […]

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More Research Funding To Reduce Gambling Harm

The Andrews Labor Government will provide a further $300,000 in grants for early career researchers to study Victoria’s gambling behaviours and ways to reduce harm. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today launched the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s (VRGF) grants program and Research Agenda 2018-2022 at the Footscray Community Arts Centre. This year’s […]

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