Category: Special Minister of State

Big Corporations And Developers The Only Winners From Guy’s Donations Reform Failure

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy has once again put the interests of big corporations and developers first, with the Opposition to vote against the most open and transparent donations regime in the country. The Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 is set to overhaul Victoria’s political donations regime by eliminating large donations and usher in Australia’s most […]

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New Local History Projects Rewarded Across Victoria

Local history groups and other organisations are set to share in further 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 forty community groups will share in $350,000 worth of local history grants. This […]

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Getting On With Ending Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the report tabled today by the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor on the implementation of the Royal Commission recommendations. As indicated in the report, the work to completely rebuild our broken family violence system into one that protects the vulnerable and holds perpetrators to account is both ambitious and complex. […]

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Strictest Donation Laws In The Country

Victoria will soon have the strictest and most transparent political donation laws in Australia under legislation introduced into the Parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 will overhaul Victoria’s political donations regime by eliminating large donations and usher in Australia’s most transparent donation disclosure laws to give Victorians increased […]

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Protecting Victorians’ privacy

A new cyber security strategy will help protect the privacy of Victorians, while safeguarding government networks and agencies from hacking threats. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $17.6 million to deliver our state’s first ever Cyber Security Strategy to help ensure the personal information of Victorians is kept safe. Government networks across the world are […]

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Liberals Disgrace Themselves To Prevent Cancer Rights For Firefighters

The Liberals have forfeited their right to ever lecture anyone on honesty or probity again, after disgracing themselves to vote down vital reform for Victoria’s fire services, including long-fought for cancer rights for firefighters. The Andrews Labor Government is committed to passing this legislation to ensure our fire services are brought out of the 1950s […]

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Better Information Sharing To Keep Women And Children Safe

Ground-breaking new laws introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to keep women and children safe and perpetrators accountable are now operating in Victoria. The new Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme – a key plank of the Labor Government’s landmark family violence reforms – also enable other major reforms like the Support and Safety Hubs and […]

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Greater Protection For Whistleblowers

Victorians who blow the whistle on public sector corruption and wrongdoing are set to be afforded greater protections with existing legislation set to be overhauled. The Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment (Public Interest Disclosures, Oversight and Independence) Bill 2018 – which was second read in Parliament today – amends the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 to […]

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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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