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Worksafe’s New Headquarters Officially Open

The three WorkSafe signs on top of 1 Malop St were turned on today, officially opening the new WorkSafe headquarters in Geelong. The opening was attended by more than 250 people and marks the completion of the WorkSafe relocation project, which included the construction of Geelong’s tallest commercial building and transferred more than 700 jobs […]

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Better Value For State Trustees’ Clients

More Victorians will have access to State Trustees’ legal and financial services, with the organisation today announcing a range of price reductions across different products. The new fee reduction will apply to all current and future clients of Powers of Attorney and Personal Financial Administration services, and all new beneficiaries of Deceased Estates from 1 […]

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Delivering Safer Outcomes For Mothers And Babies

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out a $16 million state-wide initiative to improve maternal care and outcomes for Victorian mothers and babies. Minister for Finance Robin Scott, Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny visited Frankston Hospital today to announce the Incentivising Better Patient Safety program, which gives public hospitals […]

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New Units Giving Seriously Injured Victorians Independence

A new $2.1 million housing development in Glenroy will help three Victorians get back to living independently after being seriously injured on the roads. Minister for Finance Robin Scott today visited the construction site of the three new one-bedroom units in Glenroy as part of the Transport Accident Commission’s Residential Independence Pty Ltd (RIPL) program. […]

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Cyclists And All Victorians To Benefit From TAC Changes

Cyclists injured in accidents with stationary vehicles will be able to access Transport Accident Commission (TAC) benefits under new legislation introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. Under current legislation, cyclists are only entitled to receive TAC support if they hit a moving vehicle, a car door or a stationary vehicle on the way to or […]

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TAC Client On A Mission To Help Severely Injured People

The Transport Accident Commission is supporting one woman’s mission to help severely injured people gain independence. Katherine Johnston became a TAC and Guide Dogs Victoria client after she suffered a severe brain injury eight years ago following a car crash that left her in a coma for six weeks and having to learn basic tasks […]

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New Board Members For Workers Compensation Service

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Meriel O’Sullivan as Chair of the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS). Ms O’Sullivan is Director of Redd Consultancy and was previously Deputy Chair of ACCS, which helps resolve worker compensation disputes by bringing together workers, employers and WorkSafe agents in an informal, non-adversarial and free process. Julie Ligeti is […]

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South Korea Gives Thanks For Flinders Street Response

The Victorian Government and the Korean Republic’s Consular General have praised frontline workers helping victims of December’s Flinders Street attack. Finance Minister Robin Scott and Consul General Sunghyo Kim visited the Transport Accident Commission’s Geelong headquarters today to thank staff for their hard work following the incident. One man died and 18 other people were […]

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Victoria’s First Chief Engineer To Guide Major Projects

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Dr Collette Burke as Victoria’s first Chief Engineer – to help oversee the state’s record infrastructure pipeline. Dr Burke will provide expert advice to the Labor Government on major project design and engineering. She has experience in both the private and public sectors – having been appointed Director to […]

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Calling For Big Ideas To Improve Life At Work

Organisations that can make a difference to the mental health of Victorian workers are encouraged to apply for grants as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s new WorkSafe, WorkWell initiative. The $17 million WorkSafe, WorkWell improvement fund will provide grants to community, employee and industry organisations that come up with new ways to tackle mental […]

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