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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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Victorian Government Declares A State Of Disaster

Premier Daniel Andrews has declared a State of Disaster for six Local Government Areas and the Alpine Resorts, after considering advice from the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and the Emergency Management Commissioner. The Premier is satisfied there is an emergency that constitutes, or is likely to constitute, a significant and widespread danger to […]

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Taskforce To Help Fire Affected Communties Recover

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a Bushfire Response and Recovery Taskforce to support communities and help them rebuild from the devastating fires still burning in the east of the state. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville announced the Taskforce, which will be chaired by Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp and […]

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Statement On John Cain

Earlier this year, I attended a small gathering to mark John Cain’s 70 years in the Labor Party. The event was typically John: modest and intimate. No ceremony, and zero pomp. After all, having achieved real reform – John needed no fanfare. Perhaps one of his greatest achievements was leading the Victorian Labor Party into […]

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Funding To Build And Upgrade Kinders Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is building new and upgrading early learning facilities across the state, as it gets on with delivering universal three-year-old kinder. Premier Daniel Andrews visited Bridgewood Integrated Child and Family Centre in Officer today to announce $21.1 million in capital grant funding as part of the Labor Government’s Children’s Facilities Capital Program. […]

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