Category: Special Minister of State

New Deputy IBAC Commissioner Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed David Wolf as the new Deputy Commissioner of the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today made the announcement, with Mr Wolf to join fellow IBAC Deputy Commissioner Katie Miller in assisting the Commissioner Robert Redlich QC. Mr Wolf was appointed following an extensive selection […]

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Startups Accelerating Health, Transport Breakthroughs

The first class of Australia’s inaugural GovTech accelerator has developed projects that will help identify health risks, better support hospital patients and improve safety and information on our public transport network. Startups Sky Ledge, WeGuide and Envision Systems are the inaugural graduates of CivVic Lab’s accelerator three-month program, with their initiatives unveiled by Special Minister […]

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Backing Local Groups To Keep Our History Alive

Community organisations across Victoria can now apply for a share in $350,000 available for projects that preserve and share stories of Victoria’s local history. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the Local History Grants Program, managed by Public Record Office Victoria, is now accepting applications for allocations of up to $15,000. The last round of […]

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Ballarat’s Avenue Of Memories Wins Premier’s History Award

A book that tells the story of Ballarat’s famed Avenue of Honour and Arch of Victory has earned the top gong at the Victorian Community History Awards. Historian Phil Roberts has been awarded the Victorian Premier’s History Award for his book Avenue of Memories in a ceremony at the Arts Centre. Chloe Hooper and David […]

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Statement From Minister Gavin Jennings

We’re deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Aunty Dorothy ‘Dot’ Peters. She was a much-loved mother and grandmother. And as a champion for reconciliation, she changed this state for the better. Each year on 31 May, we gather at the Shrine of Remembrance to pay tribute to the Aboriginal men and women who […]

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Victorian Community History Award Shortlist Announced

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victoria’s proud history is not forgotten by acknowledging those who work to preserve it. This year, 42 community history publications and projects from across the state have been shortlisted for the Victorian Community History Awards, which recognise the contributions of Victorians in the preservation of local history. The 2019 […]

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Identity Fraud Crackdown

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on identity fraud and doing more to protect Victorians and their digital data through the use of new identity matching technology. Following a Council of Australian Governments’ agreement, Victorian driver licence data will be uploaded to the Federal Government’s National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution (NDLFRS), improving the […]

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Independent Remuneration Tribunal Members Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed members to Victoria’s first ever independent Remuneration Tribunal, bringing Victoria into line with other jurisdictions and stopping politicians from setting their own pay. Thanks to the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Act 2019, the Tribunal is set to overhaul Victoria’s member allowance system, ensuring politicians pay, […]

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History In The Making Across Victoria

Some 49 Victorian community and history groups will share in $350,000 funding as part of this year’s Local History Grants Program. The Local History Grants Program provides small grants to community organisations to support projects that preserve, record or publish Victorian local history. This year’s recipients include: Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative to collate an […]

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Frankston’s Orange Door Service At Risk From Liberal Cuts

Four of Victoria’s new Support and Safety Hubs – the Orange Door – are now open, as the Andrews Labor Government works to protect women and children from violence and deliver every recommendation of the landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today joined workers in Frankston at the new […]

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