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Strengthening Victoria’s Greek Language Programs

Victorian school and kinder children of Greek heritage will benefit from new language and cultural programs thanks to a new agreement secured by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Greek and the Victorian Governments that will bolster the delivery of Greek language programs in […]

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Walk With A Survivor: Jewish Holocaust Centre

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the development of a new virtual reality exhibition that tells the stories of survivors of the Holocaust. Premier Daniel Andrews announced a $30,000 contribution for Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre to develop the new exhibition during a visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem today. The ‘Walk with a Survivor’ exhibition […]

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New Victorian Trade And Investment Office For Israel

The Andrews Labor Government has opened a new trade office in Tel Aviv, Israel – the 22nd Victorian Government Trade and Investment office – to drive new investment and exchange opportunities between Victoria and Israel. The new office – the only Australian state government trade and investment office in Israel – will see Victoria expand […]

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Three Million Breakfasts Served To School Kids

School Breakfast Clubs have served more than three million meals to children from families in need, ensuring they start their school day on a full stomach, since the program was put in place by the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier James Merlino this morning joined students at Ascot Vale West Primary School, one of the […]

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Jobs, Tech And Culture As Premier Visits Israel And Greece

Cutting-edge technology, medical research, jobs, education and culture are on the agenda this week as Premier Daniel Andrews visits Israel and Greece – the first Victorian Premier to visit Israel since Steve Bracks in 2005. Mr Andrews will visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Athens during the five day official visit, with highlights including meeting with […]

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Victoria First State To Pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws

The Victorian Parliament this afternoon passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after a comprehensive, historic and passionate debate in both lower and upper houses. The legislation will now go through an 18-month implementation period before it comes into effect in June 2019. Victorians living with a terminal illness will have access to voluntary assisted dying […]

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Names For Five New Metro Tunnel Stations Revealed

The Andrews Labor Government has revealed the names of the five new stations that will transform Melbourne’s train network, following an extensive public submission process that attracted over 50,000 suggestions. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan visited the Metro Tunnel worksite on Franklin Street today, which will be the site of […]

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New Laws To Make Things Fair For Victorian Workers

The Andrews Labor Government’s flagship local jobs policies will be enshrined in law and a new Jobs Cop will enforce local content targets to put Victorian workers and businesses first. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Downer Rail in Newport to announce the Victorian Local Jobs First Bill. […]

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Giving Every Child The Chance To Succeed

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring kids with disabilities get the support they need and don’t get left behind with a new package of measures to make our education system fairer. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited Yarrabah School with Member for Mordialloc […]

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Making Things Fair – Slashing Power Bills For Victorians

Almost three hundred thousand Victorian households will see their power prices slashed by up to 28 per cent next year, saving them hundreds of dollars off their electricity bills. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today to announce a new set of rebates for households on costly default electricity deals. The rebates […]

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