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Right-Hand Lane Truck Ban Trial On Monash Freeway

Trucks are to be banned from the far right-hand lane on the Monash Freeway in a trial to improve safety. From Monday 5 February, restrictions will apply to trucks travelling in both directions on the Monash Freeway between Huntingdale Road, Mount Waverley and Jacksons Road, Noble Park. Truck lane restrictions improve safety by reducing the […]

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Statement From The Premier

What happened in Flinders Street today was an act of evil. This was an attack on innocent bystanders – people finishing their Christmas shopping, heading home from work, unwinding for the year. They did not deserve this. Our city did not deserve this. Christmas should be a time of celebration, spent with loved ones. Instead, […]

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Bourke Street Tragedy State Memorial Service

On 20 January 2017, tragedy struck in the heart of Melbourne. The Victorian Government will host a State Memorial Service to commemorate the first anniversary of the devastating tragedy that occurred on Bourke Street. This will be an opportunity to honour those who lost their lives in the attack, their families and those who were […]

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Getting It Done: Removing Frankston Line Level Crossings

Construction to remove nine more dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston line will get underway in 2018, beginning in Carrum and Seaford. A Lendlease, Acciona Coleman and WSP consortium will remove four level crossings at Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach, Station Street and Eel Race Road in Carrum, and Seaford Road, Seaford with revitalisation works […]

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Getting It Done: Metro Tunnel Contracts Signed

The contracts to build the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history and equip it with next-generation, high-capacity signalling have been signed. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that final contracts to deliver the $6 billion tunnels and stations package have been signed with the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) […]

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Getting It Done: Building The Victorian Heart Hospital

Australia’s first specialist stand-alone heart hospital will become a reality with the Andrews Labor Government investing an additional $320 million to build the Victorian Heart Hospital. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Monash University to announce the $543 million project, with contributions from partners Monash University and Monash Health. The funding comes […]

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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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