Category: Ministers

Victorian Medicinal Cannabis Industry Powers Ahead

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding Victoria’s medicinal cannabis sector and positioning our state as the leader in exports of medicinal cannabis, while creating jobs and providing life-changing treatment. Australia’s first ever Medical Cannabis Industry Development Strategy has today been unveiled, with its aim being to move the emerging Victorian medicinal cannabis industry into an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Health

Draft Management Plan For Belfast Coastal Reserve

Victorians are being encouraged to have their say on a draft plan to protect the Belfast Coastal Reserve while maintaining recreational activities. The draft coastal management plan proposes two zones within the Belfast Coastal Reserve to ensure conservation of its unique environment as well as low-impact recreational use. A ‘Conservation Zone’ would cover a central […]

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

New Education Initiatives To Strengthen Ties With India

Victorian school students will have the opportunity to travel to India on a new cultural exchange program as part of an ambitious Andrews Labor Government strategy to strengthen Victoria’s economic and cultural ties with India. Premier Daniel Andrews today visited Bluebells School International in Delhi and participated in a school lesson conducted via skype with […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victorian Students Receive First Round Uni And TAFE Offers

The wait is over for many Victorian students who will find out today if they have received a first-round university or TAFE offer. Today there were 52,973 main round offers made to students for undergraduate and vocational courses. For those wanting to pursue a career in teaching they will now need to have a minimum […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Tech Schools To Deliver Programs With CSIRO

Students attending Victoria’s 10 Tech Schools will have access to better learning programs thanks to a new partnership with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The strategic partnership will support the delivery of leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Victoria through the Tech Schools initiative. CSIRO will work with Tech […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Victorian Parents Reminded To Update Kids’ Jabs

Victorian parents returning from summer holidays are being urged to ensure their children are fully immunised before returning to childcare and school. Visiting Strathmore Children’s Centre today, Minister for Health and Acting Minister for Families and Children Jill Hennessy reminded parents of the Andrews Labor Government’s tough No Jab, No Play law. The law requires all […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Barwon Health North Takes Shape

People in Geelong’s northern suburbs will soon have access to additional health services through the $33 million Barwon Health North project, which is starting to take shape, with extra child and family support confirmed today as part of the project. Barwon Health North will also include an urgent care centre, medical imaging, pathology, pharmacy, consulting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Works Begin On Western Highway Safety Upgrade

A $20 million upgrade of the Western Highway between Stawell and the South Australian border will provide motorists, motorcyclists and truck drivers with a safer and more reliable journey on the highway. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Barnaby Joyce, said the Western Highway was one of Victoria’s busiest highways and the main road link […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Education, Tourism And Jobs As Premier Visits India

Tourism, international education, business and investment opportunities are on the agenda this week as Premier Daniel Andrews makes his first official visit to India. Mr Andrews will visit Delhi and Bengaluru during his three-day tour of one of Victoria’s most valued trade partners and tourist markets. India is home to the third largest and fastest […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Australian Open Bigger And Better Than Ever

The world’s attention will once again shift to Melbourne this week as the 2018 Australian Open kicks off. Minister for Sport John Eren today joined tournament officials, ball kids and tennis champions, including former World number one Billy Jean King, to officially launch the event. This year the Open will be bigger and better than […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport