Category: Ministers

Help Shape Melbourne’s Future With Metro Partnerships

Community and business leaders are encouraged to apply for the chance to shape their communities, with positions to join the Andrews Labor Government’s Metropolitan Partnerships now open. Minister for Suburban Development Marlene Kairouz said that the nine vacancies across the partnerships provided a unique opportunity to influence the development and delivery of key services and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Suburban Development

Investing In Aboriginal Community Infrastructure

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal communities by boosting and investing in local infrastructure. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced eight projects across the state that will share in more than $3 million as part of the Aboriginal Community Infrastructure program. It covers three new builds, three upgrades and two feasibility studies, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Boosting Energy Safety For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is improving energy safety for all Victorians and delivering on a key election commitment with electrical line workers to be protected by a new licensing scheme. The Victorian Parliament has passed the Energy Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2019, which will establish the scheme and mandate minimum qualifications for these workers for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Terminally Ill Accessing Voluntary Assisted Dying

Fifty-two Victorians suffering at the end of their lives with a terminal illness have accessed voluntary assisted dying in the first six months of Victoria’s historic law. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos welcomed the second report of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board, led by former Supreme Court Justice Her Honour Betty King QC, which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Wine Down, Pop Up For Vineyard Stays In Regional Victoria

Wine enthusiasts and lovers of unique getaway experiences will have the chance to sleep amongst the vines as part of a luxury pop-up to be delivered at three wineries across the state. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was at Federation Square today for a sneak peek at one of the converted […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

New Campaign Takes Victoria To The World

The Andrews Labor Government today launched a major new interstate and international campaign backing Victorian tourism in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and recent bushfires. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula announced that Visit Victoria would roll out a $5 million campaign to attract tourists from across Australia and also from […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Removing Police Checks To Make IVF Fairer And Easier

Victorians undergoing assisted reproductive technology will no longer be required to undergo police and child protection order checks before accessing treatment under new reforms from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced the legislation is expected to be introduced into Parliament today to remove the unnecessary delay, cost and distress of these […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Making Vaccination Mandatory For Healthcare Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against flu and making vaccinations compulsory for frontline doctors and nurses in our hospitals and paramedics caring for Victoria’s most vulnerable patients. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Bill 2020 will be introduced in Parliament today. Last […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Supporting Our New Teachers To Be Their Best

New graduate teachers will get more support as they start their careers thanks to a new $73.4 million graduate teacher program being piloted by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the latest reform to revolutionise the way graduate teachers are supported when they first start working by improving graduate teacher […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Casey City Council Dismissed

The Bill to dismiss the Casey City Council has passed Parliament, with Councillors to be replaced by an interim administrator within days. The Local Government (Casey City Council) Bill 2020 provides for the dismissal of the council and appointment of administrators, who will act as the council in the best interests of residents and ratepayers […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government