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Immediate Support For Victoria’s Wildlife And Biodiversity

The Andrews Labor Government is taking immediate action to support Victoria’s bushfire impacted wildlife and biodiversity with a $17.5 million initial rescue package to assist in recovery efforts. The recent bushfires have had an unprecedented impact on Victoria’s flora and fauna. The funding announced today will support a range of urgent actions necessary to give […]

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State Memorial Service For John Cain

A State Memorial Service for former Victorian Premier John Cain will be held on Monday 3 February at 11am at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. Family, friends and associates are invited to attend, as we reflect on John’s life and many contributions to our state. Members of the public are also encouraged to attend, with doors […]

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Business, Sport Back New Drive To Support Fire-Affected Communities

The Victorian Government has released details of a new initiative that will see more than 115 major organisations hold multi-day stays in bushfire affected areas in regional Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today released details of the `Business & Sport for Bushfire Recovery’ program, which has […]

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Victorians Being Urged To Donate This Australia Day

This Australia Day, Victorians are being asked to consider donating to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal to help struggling bushfire affected communities across our state. Many Victorians will enjoy Australia Day with friends and family. But for far too many, the day will instead be spent facing the threat of fires or focusing on the long […]

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Independent Investigation Into Fire Season

The Victorian Government has today announced an independent investigation into the 2019-2020 Victorian fire season. With significant fires continuing to burn across a large part of the North East, Gippsland and Alpine regions, the Government has asked the Inspector General for Emergency Management (IGEM), Tony Pearce, to lead an inquiry into Victoria’s preparedness for and […]

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Landfill Levy Waived For Bushfire Victims

As Victorians begin returning to their homes and land following the recent bushfires, the Andrews Labor Government will make sure people can dispose of their bushfire waste without paying the landfill levy. Bushfire waste includes the debris from homes, businesses, sheds, stock, fencing and equipment that have been damaged. The levy waiver will also make […]

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Tax Relief And Council Support For Communities Devastated By Bushfire

Businesses, families, and individuals in bushfire affected communities will get immediate tax relief, with local people at the heart of the recovery and rebuilding efforts, the Victorian Government has announced today. Premier Daniel Andrews visited Corryong today, alongside Bushfire Recovery Victoria Chair Ken Lay, to announce these initial support measures for local residents and local […]

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Case Support Program For Fire Affected Communities

The Victorian Government is standing with fire affected communities across Victoria, providing dedicated support coordinators to help affected families access the services and information they need to recover and start rebuilding their lives. Premier Daniel Andrews and Bushfire Recovery Victoria Chair Ken Lay today announced a $14.4 million Victorian Bushfires Case Support Program will immediately […]

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New Dedicated Agency To Guide Bushfire Recovery

A new permanent dedicated agency will work directly with local communities impacted by our state’s devastating bushfires, as we begin the long process of rebuilding and recovery. The new Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV) will be wholly focused on the needs of Victorian communities, working closely with locals to ensure that rehabilitation projects are both locally-driven […]

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Dedicated Fund To Support Victorian Bushfire Survivors

Following a generous outpouring of support from across the state, the Victorian Government has today launched a new fund dedicated to helping Victorians impacted by the recent and devastating bushfires. Established in partnership with the Bendigo Bank Community Enterprise Foundation and the Salvation Army, the new Victorian Bushfire Appeal will provide practical support as these […]

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