Category: Ministers

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

Upgrades For Melbourne’s Historic Train Stations

Passengers are set to benefit from better facilities as Melbourne’s iconic stations receive much needed accessibility, safety and security upgrades. Acting Premier James Merlino today joined Acting Public Transport Minister Luke Donnellan at Flinders Street Station to inspect work on a new direct entrance to Platform 10 as part of the State Government’s $100 million […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Trams To Deliver Free Travel For Tennis Fans

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for fans to get to and from the tennis over the next fortnight with free travel and extra services. Acting Minister for Public Transport Luke Donnellan announced Australian Open ticket holders and staff will again be able to travel to the tennis for free along the tram […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Victoria’s India Strategy: Doubling Trade And Creating Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to double the value of Victoria’s annual goods exports to India to almost $1 billion over the next decade. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future ahead of his first official visit to India this week. The strategy is an ambitious blueprint aimed at […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness

The Andrews Labor Government is working to break the cycle of homelessness by intervening early, getting rough sleepers housed quickly and strengthening support services to keep vulnerable people off the streets. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today visited Ozanam House in North Melbourne to announce more than $45 million in initiatives as part of the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Victoria’s Rock Solid Approach To Gas

Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today launched the first Victorian Gas Program Progress Report, with initial analysis showing Victoria’s onshore conventional gas resources are much smaller than its vast offshore resources. He launched the report with Victoria’s Lead Scientist Dr Amanda Caples at the Core Library in Werribee, where they discussed samples of rock from […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Revealed! The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2017

Oliver and Charlotte still reign supreme as Victoria’s best loved baby names according to figures released today by the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Attorney-General Martin Pakula today visited the Royal Women’s Hospital to meet some of Victoria’s babies with the most popular names. The 2017 statistics show Oliver has been the most […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Grampians And Pyrenees Wine Region Set To Sparkle

Victoria’s wine industry continues to go from strength to strength with the announcement of the Andrews Labor Government’s Wine Growth Fund – Round Two recipients for the Grampians and Pyrenees wine regions. The Wine Growth Fund aims to develop and sustainably grow the wine industry in Victoria by providing innovative growers, organisations and projects with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

LGBTI Taskforce Supports A More Inclusive Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to create a more inclusive Victoria by appointing new members to the Victorian LGBTI Taskforce. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced two new appointments to the taskforce – bringing the total number of LGBTI experts and advocates to six. Associate Professor Gregory Phillips is a leading Aboriginal health […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Victorian Retail Sales Outpace The Nation

The steady flow of strong economic data has continued, with retail sales figures today showing that the value of Victoria’s retail sales grew faster than the national average and the equal highest among the states in November 2017. Today’s figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed that in the year to November […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer