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Statement From The Premier

Over the last two days we have seen the number of cases of coronavirus in Victoria increase by 136 to 821. Four people have already died, many more are in hospital or self-isolating at home. In order to avoid the distressing scenes we now are seeing around the world, National Cabinet has agreed to significant […]

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Money In The Bank For Businesses And Jobs

Money is in the bank accounts of small and medium businesses – supporting them and thousands of jobs through the devastating impacts of coronavirus on the state’s economy. Premier Daniel Andrews and Treasurer Tim Pallas announced today that payroll tax refunds have now hit the bank accounts of 2,700 small businesses, putting $52 million immediately […]

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Enforced Quarantine For Returned Travellers To Combat Coronavirus

Following agreement by the National Cabinet, all travellers returning from overseas to Victoria will be placed in enforced quarantine for a self-isolation period of 14-days to slow the spread of coronavirus. While Victoria has seen some community transmission of this virus, most cases have been the result of travellers returning from overseas who then pass […]

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Statement From The Premier

Last night, National Cabinet took another big step. I want to tell you why and let you know what we need you to do right now. The Prime Minister and other first ministers recognised that Victoria is currently grappling with a more imminent threat than most other states – because we have more cases. Because […]

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Ros Spence Joins The Cabinet

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence has joined the Andrews Labor Government’s Cabinet today following the retirement of Gavin Jennings. As a former volunteer solicitor with the Broadmeadows Community Legal Service and Mayor of Hume, Ms Spence has devoted her life to representing and advocating for Melbourne’s growing north. Before entering the Cabinet, Ms Spence held […]

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Statement From The Premier

Victoria Police has established a coronavirus enforcement squad of five hundred officers to ensure containment measures that have been put in place to combat coronavirus are followed. Coordinated through the Police Operations Centre, the officers will be out in the community doing spot checks on returning travellers who are in 14-day isolation, as well as […]

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Statement From The Premier

I will inform National Cabinet tonight that Victoria will proceed over the next 48 hours to implement a shutdown of all non-essential activity across our state to combat the spread of Coronavirus. This is not something that we do lightly, but it’s clear that if we don’t take this step, more Victorians will contract coronavirus, […]

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Economic Survival Package To Support Businesses And Jobs

The Victorian Government will pump billions of dollars into the economy to help Victorian businesses and workers survive the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Daniel Andrews and Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced a $1.7 billion economic survival and jobs package, which has been developed following discussions at National Cabinet and complements the work […]

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Statement From The Premier

Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings has advised me of his intention to retire from the Victorian Parliament, effective Monday 23 March 2020. Just over 20 years ago, Gavin first rose to his feet as a member of our state’s Legislative Council – younger, greener and perhaps a little less grey too. In that first […]

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Hotline Help For Businesses Dealing With COVID-19 Impacts

The Andrews Labor Government today launched a hotline for businesses dealing with the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic is creating issues for businesses large and small who are facing a downturn in trade, bans on events and restrictions on indoor gatherings, as well as challenges in dealing with employee safety and […]

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