Category: Special Minister of State

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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Victoria Appoints First Chief Information Security Officer

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed its first Chief Information Security Officer as the next step in keeping government services and information safe from cyber threats. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today announced that Mr John O’Driscoll had been appointed to the role. Mr O’Driscoll has 20 years’ experience in information technology, with […]

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Local History Projects Rewarded Across Victoria

Local history groups and other organisations are set to share in grant funding from the Andrews Labor Government for community projects that preserve and share Victoria’s history for generations to come. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings, has today announced that fifty-three community groups will share in $345,000 worth of local history grants. This year’s […]

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Improving Transparency And Access To Information

Victorians will benefit from improved access to government information with Victoria’s first ever Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner soon to be up and running. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings announced today the appointment of Sven Bluemmel as Victoria’s first Information Commissioner, with the new Office open for business from Friday 1 September. Mr […]

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