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Debate Of Historic Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill Starts

The historic debate of Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill starts in Parliament today. This week the Victorian Parliament is expected to hold one of its most emotional debates, with all Labor Members given a conscience vote on the legislation. The Bill – prepared by Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Attorney-General Martin Pakula – follows […]

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New Ministry: Jobs, Investment And Early Childhood

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen its focus on creating jobs, attracting investment and ensuring every child gets the support they need to get the best start in life with changes to the ministry announced today. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled the new team, which sees Ben Carroll enter the Cabinet and take on the […]

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Monash Children’s Hospital School Opens

Sick children in Melbourne’s south-east now have access to a world class education while continuing life-saving medical treatment, with the official opening of the state-of-the-art Monash Children’s Hospital School. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the $6.8 million school for children and young people with chronic medical or mental health […]

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Portland Smelter Completes Restart

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed news that Alcoa’s Portland smelter has restored production capacity lost following a power outage in December last year, boosting confidence for manufacturing workers and local businesses. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today met Alcoa workers and contractors to celebrate completion of the smelter restart, […]

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Andrews Labor Government Will Make Renting Fair

The Andrews Labor Government will make renting fair, with an unprecedented package of tenancy reforms. More than one in four Victorians rent their home, a number that is increasing as it becomes more difficult for many Victorians to break into the housing market. They need and deserve better protection. The Labor Government’s rental fairness package […]

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Jobs Victoria Helps 2,000 Victorians On A New Path

The Andrews Labor Government has helped more than 2,000 Victorian jobseekers find stable employment in the first 12 months of the flagship Jobs Victoria program. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today celebrated the milestone with Jobs Victoria participants and partners from the Aboriginal communities in Thornbury including specialist employment provider […]

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Hurstbridge Line Construction Blitz Begins Tonight

The Andrews Labor Government is fast tracking work on the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade, with a massive nine-day construction blitz beginning tonight. Premier Daniel Andrews joined local community representatives and construction workers at the Grange Road level crossing in Alphington today, where a 37 tonne beam will be craned into place over the weekend. The large […]

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Statement From The Premier On Wade Noonan

Wade Noonan has advised me that he will be not be recontesting the seat of Williamstown at the 2018 election and that as of today, he also intends to step down as the Minister for Industry, Employment, and Resources. Through a decade of public service, Wade has never lost sight of his Labor values. He […]

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Bigger, Better, More Accessible Trains Built In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled life size mock-ups of Melbourne’s next generation High Capacity Metro Trains, which are being built in Victoria by Victorians. Building the life size mock-up is essential to ensuring the new train design meets the needs of all passengers. Acting Premier and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan was today […]

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Fallen Heroes Honoured: National Police Remembrance Day

Police officers killed in the line of duty have been remembered as part of the National Police Remembrance Day memorial service at Kings Domain today. The day marks 100 years that women have been in policing roles in Victoria and provides a time to recognise the dedication, sacrifice and danger that all our police officers […]

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