Topic: Budget 2016/17

Investors Cotton On To Avalon’s True Potential

In a major win for local jobs, the Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a $40 million investment from Avalon Airport and its first major tenant, the Cotton On Group, at the airport’s proposed new industrial precinct. The move locks in 300 existing jobs at the Cotton On Group and supports future growth with the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

Victoria Home To Australia’s Highest Ranked University

Victoria has again cemented itself as the Education State, with Melbourne home to Australia’s highest ranking university. The University of Melbourne is the highest ranked Australian university in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities, released in Shanghai today. The university ranked 40th on the list of the top 500 institutes around the world, 15 […]

Categories: Media Release

Work Starts On Angliss Hospital Redevelopment

Construction of the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million expansion of Eastern Health’s Angliss Hospital is now underway. Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today joined Member for Monbulk, James Merlino, to announce Kane Constructions has started building a fourth level on top of the main Angliss Hospital building to increase the capacity of the hospital’s critical […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Labor Government Delivers Record Funding For Hospitals

More patients will receive the care, treatment and surgeries they need sooner with the Andrews Labor Government spending a record $16.47 billion across the entire health system this year. Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today visited the Royal Children’s Hospital to announce the 2016/17 budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The budget allocations reveal how the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Ministers

Pallas Meets With Global Financial Leaders

Treasurer Tim Pallas will leave today for North America to provide a face-to-face update to ratings agencies and investment institutions following the Victorian Budget 2016/17. In New York the Treasurer will meet the Australian Consul-General, Nick Minchin, and executives from Moody’s Investor Services and S&P Global to discuss Victoria’s strong economy. The meetings will provide […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Record Funding For Victorian Libraries

The Andrews Labor Government has put record funding toward Victoria’s public libraries, with a $41.5 million investment in the Victorian Budget 2016/17. Grants from this year’s Public Libraries Funding Program have now been allocated to every local council to support libraries across the state to buy books, deliver programs such as reading for kids, and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

More Victorians To Stand Up To Elder Abuse

Meals on Wheels workers, local chemists and seniors clubs will be asked to join the grassroots fight against elder abuse as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to overhaul Victoria’s family violence system. Council home carers, community organisations and health centres, men’s sheds and health workers will be among the participants of a program […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

Healthy Eating On The Menu At Victorian Schools

Fresh produce, home gardening and healthy eating will be on the table for more Victorian students with the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.5 million investment in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. Visiting Elwood Primary School this morning to taste the fruits of the students’ labour, Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino joined Stephanie […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Premier Joins NYPD On The Streets Of New York

Premier Daniel Andrews has been briefed by counter-terrorism and intelligence specialists at the New York Police Department about their approach to community policing and countering radicalisation, during his official US visit. Accompanied to NYPD headquarters ‘One Police Plaza’ by Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Debra Abbott, the Premier was given access to the department’s state-of-the-art surveillance […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Exploring Innovative Ways To Tackle Social Issues

The Andrews Labor Government will explore the use of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) to address complex areas of social disadvantage in Victoria. As outlined in the Victorian Budget 2016/17, the Labor Government will examine Social Impact Bonds as a way to introduce, develop and test new programs to tackle serious social issues. These bonds would […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer