Category: Special Minister of State

New Victorian Public Sector Commissioner

A key appointment to Victoria’s Public Sector Commission has been made with the announcement of a new Commissioner to lead the organisation, which works to build the capacity of the public sector. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today announced the appointment of Dr Paul Grimes PSM as Victoria’s new Public Sector Commissioner. As […]

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Boosting Public Sector Scrutiny And Accountability

Victoria’s archaic public sector auditing rules are set to be overhauled to give the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office the tools they need to more effectively monitor the expenditure and performance of the public sector. Much has changed since the passage of the existing legislation in the early 1990s, including the digitisation of records, the mass use […]

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Overhaul Of Member Allowances

Politicians will no longer be able to set their own salaries and allowances under legislation introduced into the Parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Bill 2017 will overhaul Victoria’s member allowance system and ensure Parliamentary standards are in line with community expectations and current professional […]

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New Leadership To Oversee Victoria’s Integrity System

A key appointment to Victoria’s integrity oversight body has been announced, with a new Inspector to lead the Victorian Inspectorate for the next five years. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today announced the appointment of Mr Eamonn Moran PSM QC to lead the Victorian Inspectorate, overseeing Victoria’s integrity system, commencing on 1 January […]

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Prominent Victorian Judge To Lead Corruption Agency

One of Victoria’s most eminent and well-respected jurists has been appointed to head the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC). Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today announced that the Honourable Justice Robert Redlich has been appointed as the IBAC Commissioner for a five year term, commencing 1 January 2018. Justice Redlich has an impressive legal […]

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Local History Grants Program Now Open

Community organisations can now apply for a share of $350,000 to support projects that seek to preserve and share local history for the benefit of all Victorians. The Local History Grants Program, managed by Public Record Office Victoria, is now accepting applications of up to $15,000. The program is about putting our dedicated community organisations […]

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Service Victoria Another Step Closer

Victorians are another step closer to streamlined and improved access to Government services with legislation now in Parliament to create Service Victoria – a dedicated agency for everyday Government transactions. Accessing government services and information can be excessively difficult to navigate and costly, with hundreds of phone hotlines and 538 different websites – causing delays […]

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Infrastructure Plan Provides Certainty For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has responded to Victoria’s historic independent infrastructure blueprint, releasing the first five-year Victorian Infrastructure Plan, laying out the government’s infrastructure priorities over the coming years. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today released the Labor Government’s response to Infrastructure Victoria’s inaugural 30-year infrastructure strategy that was presented to government in […]

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Improving Data To Deliver Better Services For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is improving data-sharing across government to deliver better services for Victorians. The Government collects vast quantities of data – about education and health, our communities, business, employment, infrastructure and the environment. However for too long government data has been held in agency silos and not available across government to tackle many […]

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Kulkyne Book Wins Victorian Premier’s History Award

A book about the history of a little known area of north-west Victoria has been awarded top prize at the Victorian Community History Awards today. John Burch was awarded the inaugural Victorian Premier’s History Award today for his book Returning the Kulkyne in a ceremony at the Arts Centre Melbourne. The book provides an insight […]

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