Category: Ministers

Funding Boost To Keep Game Hunting Safe And Sustainable

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding to the Game Management Authority to ensure hunting remains safe, responsible and sustainable this hunting season, and in future seasons. The Game Management Authority (GMA) is an independent statutory authority responsible for the regulation of game hunting in Victoria. It promotes sustainability and responsibility in game hunting and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Backing Our Dairy Farmers In Northern Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with supporting our dairy farmers in Northern Victoria with funding for an industry-led project aimed at boosting jobs, training and skills across the sector. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes visited a dairy farm in Mooroopna today with representatives from Dairy Australia and Murray Dairy to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Serving Up Extra Security For The Australian Open

Protective Services Officers (PSOs) will be deployed on trams for the first time to help keep tennis fans safe during the 2019 Australian Open. The PSOs will patrol trams and trains from 7am until after midnight, boosting safety for hundreds of thousands of fans who will use public transport to get to and from the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Grants Boost For Victoria’s Artisanal Producers

Victoria’s best artisanal producers will be supported to employ more staff, upgrade equipment and grow their businesses to take Victorian produce to the world, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Blue Tongue Berries in Seymour, who received support through the first round of the Labor Government’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

No Jab, No Play Laws Keeping Victorian Kids Healthy And Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping kids safe from serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses, with tough new No Jab, No Play laws now in place. Acting Premier Tim Pallas and Acting Minister for Health Luke Donnellan visited a childcare centre in Northcote today to remind parents they must comply with the rules aimed at keeping […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

GovHub Gets Off The Ground In Ballarat

BALLARAT  Construction is kicking off on the new Ballarat GovHub project – a key milestone for the purpose-built facility for up to 1,000 Victorian Government employees, including 600 roles relocating from Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes welcomed the erection of timber safety hoarding around the site, ahead of construction works beginning on the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region

Victoria’s Construction Sector Leads A Strong Economy

Victoria’s building industry is among the strongest in the nation, with the Andrews Labor Government’s sound financial management creating jobs and ensuring the state’s economy continues to grow. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the value of Victorian building approvals for the year to November 2018 was worth $39.5 billion. For […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Solar Homes Boosts Latrobe Valley Jobs And Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes program is driving down energy bills, creating new jobs and boosting local industry in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio visited local business Gippsland Solar in Traralgon today to see first-hand the difference the rebates program is having on the region. Since the program’s launch, the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Solar Homes

New Prison Dogs Keeping Our Prisons Safe

The Victorian prison system’s newest recruits have hit the ground running – with a knack for sniffing out trouble. Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll today visited the Metropolitan Remand Centre to meet Corrections Victoria’s newest canine teams, who form part of the highly skilled Security and Emergency Services Group. The 11 dogs and their human […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

New Energy Programs For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in new energy technology and skills in the Latrobe Valley, with four more businesses receiving funding to undertake new energy projects. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio visited Morwell today to announce the local organisations that will share in more than $160,000 in grants through the Latrobe Valley […]

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