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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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Extra Funding Boost For Health System COVID-19 Response

Victoria’s health system is getting a massive $437 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of the $100 million elective surgery blitz announced on Sunday. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced the boost today, which includes new beds, additional equipment, funding for […]

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More Restrictions Put In Place In The Fight Against COVID-19

Indoor public gatherings of more than 100 people will be banned under changes made to the State of Emergency by the Victorian Government and restrictions will be placed on aged care facilities in Victoria, following agreement by the National Cabinet. The new measures are in addition to the banning of mass outdoor gatherings of more […]

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Righting Past Wrongs With Stolen Generations Redress

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a landmark Stolen Generations Redress Scheme to address the trauma and suffering caused by the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced that $10 million will be invested to develop a scheme which will have Stolen […]

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Backing The Science, Protecting Farmers And Boosting Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the science to create jobs and bolster energy supply with new legislation to lift the moratorium on onshore gas exploration and production, and ban fracking for good. The Labor Government will introduce two Bills today. The first will enshrine the historic ban on fracking and coal seam gas exploration […]

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State Of Emergency Declared In Victoria Over COVID-19

A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria to combat COVID-19 and help to provide the Chief Health Officer with the powers he needs to enforce 14-day isolation requirements for all travellers entering Australia and cancel mass gatherings of more than 500 people, as agreed by National Cabinet yesterday. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister […]

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COVID-19 Capacity Boost As Elective Surgery Blitz Starts

New hospital beds will be opened to manage COVID-19 patients, and more than 7,000 Victorians will be fast-tracked for elective surgery in the next few weeks, in the next step of Victoria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced that the new $100 million COVID-19 response package […]

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State Control Centre Activated To Oversee COVID-19 Response

The State Control Centre (SCC) has been activated to oversee and coordinate Victoria’s response to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), as another Victorian tests positive for the virus. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton and Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp to announce the […]

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Victoria’s Health System Preparing For COVID-19 Pandemic

Our state’s health system is preparing itself for an emerging COVID-19 pandemic with a new plan to manage more cases and the growing risk of an outbreak in Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos joined Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton today to release the COVID-19 Pandemic Plan for the […]

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