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Massive Tunnel Boring Machines Headed For Melbourne

The first of the two massive tunnel boring machines that will dig the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel will begin its journey to Melbourne next week. Melbournians have talked about an alternative to the West Gate Bridge for decades, and the Labor Government will deliver it. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Transport […]

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Next Step For Victoria’s Bigger, Better Trains

The first of Victoria’s new bigger and better trains is another step closer to being in service, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Last week, the new train was transported from the manufacturing facility at Newport to the new Pakenham East depot using 4 locomotives, 22 freight wagons and one power car. Victoria’s bigger trains […]

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Royal Commission Into Management Of Informants

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced that it will establish a Royal Commission to independently inquire into Victoria Police’s recruitment and management of one of its informants. The informant was a criminal defence barrister for several people who were convicted of criminal offences over the past two decades. At the same time, this barrister […]

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A Strong Team To Keep Delivering For All Victorians

For the first time in the state’s history, half the Victorian Cabinet will be women. Premier Daniel Andrews has today unveiled the new Andrews Labor Government’s Cabinet, which will have 50 per cent women, and 50 per cent of the lead Ministers of Government departments will be women. This is a strong, progressive, and united […]

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Getting On With Delivering Metro Tunnel

The Andrews Labor Government is not wasting a minute building the Metro Tunnel Project, with the launch of a massive road header machine that will dig the huge underground cavern for the new State Library Station. Premier Daniel Andrews today visited the A’Beckett Street acoustic shed where the 118-tonne, 15-metre long machine has been lowered […]

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Getting On With Removing Two More Level Crossings

The Andrews Labor Government will get on with removing two dangerous and congested level crossings in Surrey Hills and Mont Albert. Every Victorian has their own story of level crossing frustration on our roads and rail lines. For many, they’re more than a frustration – they’re the scene of a serious injury or, tragically, the […]

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Day One: North East Link Starts Now

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its first election commitment, putting Victoria’s biggest ever road project – North East Link – out to market this morning. We said that North East Link would start on Monday if we won Saturday’s election, and that’s exactly what we’ve done. The Labor Government has North East Link […]

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Statement On Sisto Malaspina

A State Funeral will be held for Melbourne restaurateur Sisto Malaspina, who was tragically killed in the Bourke Street terror attack. A founding father of Melbourne’s coffee culture, Mr Malaspina was as much a local icon as Pellegrini’s, the espresso bar he co-owned since 1974. Known for his welcoming smile and customary cravat, the 74-year-old […]

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Statement From The Premier

Today, an act of terror struck the heart of our city, in a place where past wounds have still not healed. Exact details of what occurred are being investigated. What we know is that in that moment, our city responded with courage and conviction. We saw it in our police, whose swift, brave and decisive […]

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More Jobs And Investment With New Victoria And China Deal

Victorian businesses are one step closer to unlocking the trade and investment opportunities of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, with a historic agreement between Victoria and China signed today. Premier Daniel Andrews and Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye today finalised a Memorandum of Understanding between Victoria and China on the initiative – making Victoria the […]

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