Category: Ministers

New Gippsland Tech School Opens

Students from eight secondary schools in Gippsland now have access to the latest technology and innovative learning programs, with the opening of the new Gippsland Tech School. Minister for Education James Merlino today joined Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney to officially open the Gippsland Tech School – the fourth of 10 Tech Schools […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Social Procurement To Create Jobs For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure everyone gets a fair go with Victorian Government departments and agencies to use their buying power to deliver social and sustainable outcomes for all Victorians. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Minister for Finance Robin Scott today launched the Victorian Social Procurement Framework at social enterprise […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Kicking Goals For Women’s And Grassroots Sport In Casey

Casey Fields will be upgraded as part of the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in Victoria’s history thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera and AFLW Melbourne Demons players at Casey Fields today to back in the $5 million investment to upgrade facilities […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport, Ministers

Victoria: The Medicinal Cannabis Hub Of Australia

The world’s largest medicinal cannabis company Canopy Growth Corporation will establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters, research and development centre in Victoria, creating more than 200 jobs. Thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government, Canopy Growth Corporate, through its wholly owned subsidiary Spectrum Cannabis Australia, will invest up to $16 million here in Victoria to establish […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Ministers

Record Investment In Safer Regional Roads

The biggest road maintenance blitz Victoria has ever seen will fix hundreds of regional roads, giving drivers safer, faster and more reliable journeys. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 allocates $941 million to get on with the job of fixing Victoria’s regional road network, saving lives and establishing a dedicated country roads body. Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Planning For Fast Rail To Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government has kick-started work for a high-speed rail link between Geelong and Melbourne, with detailed planning work and technical investigations to determine a preferred option set to begin. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will include $50 million for detailed investigations of fast rail infrastructure upgrades, costs and train requirements. This vital work will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Worawa Aboriginal College Handed Full Control Of Assets

The first mortgage held by the State Government over the Worawa Aboriginal College has been lifted and full control of the property returned to the school. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins joined some of the College’s students and teachers to make the announcement in Healesville. Worawa Aboriginal College is the only Aboriginal school in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

World Class Northern Hospital Expansion Starts

More patients in Melbourne’s north will access care and surgery faster and closer to home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s world-class expansion of the Northern Hospital in Epping, with early works kick starting today. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Funding Boost For Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in one of Victoria’s most important and historic buildings – the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. A $1.2 million funding boost from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will support urgent and necessary works to the iconic building on Lonsdale Street. Now known as the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, it […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

New Sexual Harassment And Bullying Facilitators For Hospitals

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a new trial of independent facilitators, a first for Victorian hospitals, to give staff power to speak up against inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment, and to access the support they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today is announcing $400,000 in funding to take action to prevent, respond to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health