Category: Ministers

Global Medtech Manufacturer Expands In Melbourne

Victorians will soon have access to ground-breaking technology that will make blood tests less painful and more efficient thanks to a huge expansion of global medical technology company Trajan in Melbourne’s east. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Trajan Scientific and Medical in Ringwood to confirm the expansion of the facility, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Supporting Trans And Gender Diverse Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is better supporting the needs of trans and gender diverse Victorians, with two new, dedicated multidisciplinary health clinics opening in Ballarat and Preston. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced Your Community Health will lead a consortium comprised of Ballarat Community Health, Austin Health and Thorne Harbour Health to deliver the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Cutting Edge Preston Ambulance Branch Opens

Preston paramedics now have the safe and modern home base they need to grow and respond faster to critical medical emergencies so that they can save more lives. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today opened the cutting-edge ambulance branch on Gilbert Road, which will help paramedics provide round-the-clock emergency care. The old Preston ambulance […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services

Improving Infrastructure At Stawell Racing Club

Stawell Racing Club will undergo major sewerage works to connect the club’s septic system to the rest of the town, thanks to a joint funding package worth nearly $160,000. The Andrews Labor Government will provide more than $76,600 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund towards the upgrades. Currently, the Stawell racecourse is serviced by multiple […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

More Support For Young People With Cancer

New resources have been developed to help young people fighting cancer get the support and care they need, so that they can continue with their studies and work while undergoing cancer treatment. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today visited ONTrac at Peter Mac, Victoria’s cancer service for adolescents and young adults, to launch the new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Giving Victorians A Voice At The Mental Health Royal Commission

Victorians will have a chance to share their lived experiences and be a part of a once-in-a-generation reform of our mental health system. The landmark Royal Commission into Mental Health took a major step forward today, unveiling an online portal for all Victorians to share their experiences and tell the Commissioners what matters to them. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

First Full Review Into Victoria’s Rating System

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victoria’s local government rating system under the microscope, to ensure Councils are held accountable to the ratepayers they represent. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today outlined the timeframes and terms of reference for the Labor Government’s review of the local government rating system. The review will be undertaken […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

NGV Summer To Celebrate Haring And Basquiat

Two of the most influential artists of the eighties will be the stars of a world-first exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria this summer – Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at the NGV today to announce the Melbourne-exclusive exhibition as part of the Gallery’s blockbuster […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Paying Lasting Tribute To Victoria’s Veterans

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive for future generations. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today announced 32 projects that will share in almost $420,000 to preserve memorials and tell the story of our veterans through commemorative services and education programs. The successful recipients of the Victoria Remembers Grant Program […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

Two New Magistrates Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of two new magistrates to the Victorian Magistrates’ Court. Suzette Dootjes and Shiva Pillai have years of diverse legal experience and will begin their judicial appointments on 30 April 2019. Ms Dootjes was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1983 and has worked for […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release