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Strengthening WorkSafe To Better Protect Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen WorkSafe’s role as the workplace safety cop on the beat, following an independent review into the enforcement of Victoria’s health and safety laws. Minister for Finance Robin Scott today announced the Labor Government would accept every recommendation of the Independent Review of Occupational Health and Safety Compliance and Enforcement […]

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Keeping Victorian Workers Safe From Lead

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening health and safety regulations to better protect Victorians who work with lead. Minister for Finance Robin Scott will introduce changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 to ensure Victoria’s safety standards for lead work reflect national best practice. Under the changes, blood lead levels at which workers […]

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Getting Life Back On Track For Injured Victorians

Innovation and projects that support severely injured Victorians could be boosted by grants of up to $50,000 through the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) Small Grants Program. The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging applications for the program, which aims to improve the lives of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) or spinal cord injury (SCI) […]

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Quad Bike Scheme Making Farmers Safer and Saving Lives

Hundreds of quad bikes across Victoria have been fitted with rollover protection since the Andrews Labor Government’s $6 million scheme came into effect. More than 1,580 quad bikes have had rollover protection devices fitted since October 2016, with a further 1,034 grants to help farmers buy more terrain-appropriate vehicles. More than $2.3 million in rebates […]

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Opportunity For South Gippsland And Bass Coast Builders

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in a number of vital infrastructure projects in regional Victoria and is encouraging local builders to register with the Construction Supplier Register. The Construction Supplier Register is a prequalification scheme for building contractors and consultants interested in working with Victorian Government departments and agencies. The scheme gives suppliers access […]

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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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