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Statement From The Premier

Adem Somyurek’s conduct and commentary are unacceptable and fall well short of the standards I expect. On this basis, I have recommended to the Governor that Mr Somyurek’s ministerial commission be withdrawn. The Governor has accepted that advice and Mr Somyurek is no longer a Minister. Mr Somyurek’s comments are derogatory and offensive and are […]

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Statement From The Premier

In recent weeks we’ve laid out our state’s careful plan for the gradual easing of restrictions. A cautious and considered approach that has relied on data to help guide our decisions. Today, because of the progress we’ve made – and the evidence base we’ve built – I can confirm those proposed changes will go ahead. […]

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Winter Construction Blitz In Full Swing On Frankston Line

The biggest level crossing removal blitz in the state’s history is in full swing on the Frankston Line, as works continue to remove three dangerous and congested level crossings and build two new train stations. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today visited Mentone, where crews […]

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Saving And Rebuilding Lives From Drug Addiction

The Victorian Government has accepted all recommendations of the independent review of Victoria’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR), which has found the trial is saving lives and changing lives for people struggling with drug addiction. After 18 months of work, the final report from the independent review panel chaired by Professor Margaret Hamilton found […]

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Tunneling All Systems Go On The Metro Tunnel

All four of the Metro Tunnel’s tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are now digging the project’s twin tunnels across Melbourne, with the launch of TBM Meg from the Arden site in North Melbourne. It’s a big milestone for the Metro Tunnel project, where work is continuing at all sites in accordance with strict safety measures – […]

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Victoria’s Next Police Chief Commissioner Appointed

The Victorian Government today announced the selection of a new Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, with current Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton to step into the top job on 27 June. Deputy Commissioner Patton will take over from Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton AM, whose five-year term comes to an end later this month. With more than […]

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Statement From The Premier

Victoria – and Victorians – have achieved something remarkable. We’ve made sacrifices. We’ve missed loved ones. We’ve given up getting on the beers. And in doing so, we’ve helped keep one another safe. Because of those efforts, we’ve been able to gradually ease restrictions. And from Monday, we’ll no longer be giving Victorians a definitive […]

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More Time To Design A Better Mental Health System For Victoria

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System has been granted a three-month extension on the delivery of its final report due to the impacts of coronavirus, ensuring the Commission has the time it needs to engage with Victorians. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the Royal Commission’s final […]

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Statement From The Premier

The whole way through this pandemic, our advice to Victorians has remained the same: “stay home”. Now, as we begin to settle into a new normal, our message is “stay safe”. That means maintaining your physical distance.  Using common sense. And as we ease restrictions, each of us playing our part to keep one another […]

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Building Works: More Jobs For Victorians

The Victorian Government will get shovels in the ground and thousands of people back to work, building the projects that matter to Victoria – and creating the jobs that matter to Victorians. As we face the biggest economic challenge in generations, and as industry and business find new and innovative ways to adapt, the Victorian […]

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