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Statement From The Premier

Victoria – and Victorians – have achieved something remarkable. We’ve made sacrifices. We’ve missed loved ones. We’ve given up getting on the beers. And in doing so, we’ve helped keep one another safe. Because of those efforts, we’ve been able to gradually ease restrictions. And from Monday, we’ll no longer be giving Victorians a definitive […]

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More Time To Design A Better Mental Health System For Victoria

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System has been granted a three-month extension on the delivery of its final report due to the impacts of coronavirus, ensuring the Commission has the time it needs to engage with Victorians. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the Royal Commission’s final […]

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Statement From The Premier

The whole way through this pandemic, our advice to Victorians has remained the same: “stay home”. Now, as we begin to settle into a new normal, our message is “stay safe”. That means maintaining your physical distance.  Using common sense. And as we ease restrictions, each of us playing our part to keep one another […]

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Building Works: More Jobs For Victorians

The Victorian Government will get shovels in the ground and thousands of people back to work, building the projects that matter to Victoria – and creating the jobs that matter to Victorians. As we face the biggest economic challenge in generations, and as industry and business find new and innovative ways to adapt, the Victorian […]

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Statement From The Premier

Earlier this week, we made a number of announcements on easing restrictions in Victoria. These decisions were informed by data – including the biggest testing blitz in the nation and one of the highest testing rates in the world. At the same time, we asked Victorians to use common sense when it came to deciding […]

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Getting Our Kids Back Into The Classroom

Victorian government school students will begin a phased return to classrooms before the end of May, following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer that it is safe for the community to do so. Since the beginning of Term 2, most children in Victoria have been learning remotely, limiting the number of people moving around our […]

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Statement From The Premier

Over the past two weeks, we’ve tested more than 160,000 Victorians for coronavirus. I want to thank each and every one of them for playing their part in protecting our state. The job isn’t done yet – and that size and scale of testing will continue to be a big part of our response in […]

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Victoria Passes Half-Way Mark In Testing Blitz

More than 55,000 samples have been taken in the first week of Victoria’s coronavirus testing blitz – as the Victorian Government continues the push for more people to visit one of more than 90 sites across the state to get tested. The response from everyday Victorians to the call to get tested has been phenomenal […]

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Keeping Victoria Together During Coronavirus

To help keep Victorians connected – and help keep our creators creating – the Victorian Government has launched Victoria Together, a new online portal showcasing the best our state has to offer from live music and comedy, to the amazing animals at Melbourne Zoo. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today […]

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More Frankston Line Crossings To Go In Construction Blitz

The Frankston train line will shut for more than two months from late May as part of the biggest level crossing construction blitz ever undertaken – removing three more dangerous crossings and building two new stations. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today reminded Victorians about the nine-week work program, which […]

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