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New Laws To Make Things Fair For Local Labour Hire Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new laws to make things fair for labour hire workers in Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and the Acting Minister for Industrial Relations Luke Donnellan announced the Government’s tough new Labour Hire Licensing legislation, which will be introduced into Parliament today. The Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 will protect labour […]

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West Gate Tunnel Contracts Signed, Construction Starts In Weeks

Construction of the West Gate Tunnel will begin next month, with the Andrews Labor Government today signing contracts to build the vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Builders CPB/John Holland today began moving into a construction compound in Footscray, where they’ll begin work on the northern tunnel portal in January next year. The six-lane […]

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Ancient Greece Meets Modern Melbourne With New Benaki Museum Exchange

A new collaboration between the world-renowned Benaki Museum in Greece and Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum will see leading Australian artist Sam Jinks show a new major commission inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Touring the Benaki Museum, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the new partnership, which will also see the Hellenic Museum receive from the Benaki Museum […]

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Paying Homage To Lemnos And Remembering Our World War One Veterans

Victoria’s proud links with Lemnos have been observed at a special event marking the island’s place in Australia’s wartime history. Lemnos, located in the northern Aegean Sea some 80 kilometres from Gallipoli, was home to the 3rd Australian General Hospital in World War One, and was where most soldiers wounded at Gallipoli were sent for […]

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Strengthening Victoria’s Greek Language Programs

Victorian school and kinder children of Greek heritage will benefit from new language and cultural programs thanks to a new agreement secured by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Greek and the Victorian Governments that will bolster the delivery of Greek language programs in […]

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Walk With A Survivor: Jewish Holocaust Centre

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the development of a new virtual reality exhibition that tells the stories of survivors of the Holocaust. Premier Daniel Andrews announced a $30,000 contribution for Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre to develop the new exhibition during a visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem today. The ‘Walk with a Survivor’ exhibition […]

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New Victorian Trade And Investment Office For Israel

The Andrews Labor Government has opened a new trade office in Tel Aviv, Israel – the 22nd Victorian Government Trade and Investment office – to drive new investment and exchange opportunities between Victoria and Israel. The new office – the only Australian state government trade and investment office in Israel – will see Victoria expand […]

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Three Million Breakfasts Served To School Kids

School Breakfast Clubs have served more than three million meals to children from families in need, ensuring they start their school day on a full stomach, since the program was put in place by the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier James Merlino this morning joined students at Ascot Vale West Primary School, one of the […]

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Jobs, Tech And Culture As Premier Visits Israel And Greece

Cutting-edge technology, medical research, jobs, education and culture are on the agenda this week as Premier Daniel Andrews visits Israel and Greece – the first Victorian Premier to visit Israel since Steve Bracks in 2005. Mr Andrews will visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Athens during the five day official visit, with highlights including meeting with […]

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Victoria First State To Pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws

The Victorian Parliament this afternoon passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after a comprehensive, historic and passionate debate in both lower and upper houses. The legislation will now go through an 18-month implementation period before it comes into effect in June 2019. Victorians living with a terminal illness will have access to voluntary assisted dying […]

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