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Removing Red Tape For Injured Victorians

Victorians injured in transport accidents will no longer be out of pocket for health and medical treatment under proposed new legislation introduced into the Victorian Parliament today. The new Bill proposes that people injured in transport accidents will no longer have to pay for the first $651 of their medical expenses before the Transport Accident […]

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Stronger OHS Penalties, More Compo for Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping Victorians safe at work and improving compensation for those who are injured. The WorkSafe Legislation Amendment Act 2017 was passed by Parliament today and strengthens the compliance and enforcement tools that WorkSafe can use to prosecute offenders as well as deter offending. The changes give WorkSafe more time to […]

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Greener Buildings Help Gippsland Hospitals Save On Energy

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting solar power supplies to drive down energy costs at nine hospitals and regional health services across Gippsland. Minister for Finance Robin Scott, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Easter Victoria Harriet Shing today announced $3.9 million for hospitals in Gippsland through the Greener Government Buildings program. This […]

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Greener Buildings Help Hospitals Save Millions On Energy

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting solar power supplies and energy efficiency at hospitals and regional health services across Victoria, to drive down energy costs. Minister for Finance Robin Scott and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today toured Frankston Hospital  to announce $26 million in funding through the Greener Government Buildings program. This vital program […]

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Greener Buildings Help Frankston Hospital Save On Energy

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting solar power supplies to drive down energy costs at Frankston Hospital and other regional health services across Victoria. Minister for Finance Robin Scott, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny today announced $7 million for Peninsula Health through the Greener […]

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Greener Buildings Help Northern Health Save On Energy

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting solar power supplies to drive down energy costs at Northern Hospital and regional health services across Victoria. Minister for Finance Robin Scott, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny and Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $5 million for Northern Health through the Greener […]

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New Payment System To Make Life Easier For TAC Clients

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new payment system that will transform the way Victorian medical and health practitioners transact with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and improve care for Victorians. The new payment platform, LanternPay, will save TAC service providers’ time and money, allowing them to focus on helping their patients get better. […]

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New Chair Of The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Elana Rubin as the new Chair of the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA). Ms Rubin replaces outgoing Chair John Peberdy, whose term expires on 5 September. A member of the VMIA board since last year, Ms Rubin is one of five women on the seven-member board. She has more […]

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Supporting Seriously Injured Victorians At Home

A new housing development in Wheelers Hill will give six Victorians the freedom to return to independent living after being seriously injured on the road. Minister for Finance Robin Scott today turned the first sod on six new two-bedroom units and a central support hub being built as part of the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) […]

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New Transport Accident Commission Chair Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Penny Armytage as the new Chair of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). Ms Armytage has previously held a number of senior executive positions in the Victorian public service – including 10 years as the Secretary of the Department of Justice and Regulation (DJR). Ms Armytage is currently a partner […]

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