Topic: Budget 2017/18

Taking action on ice and other drugs

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against ice and drug addiction, with new rehabilitation beds and thousands more treatment places and counselling services for Victorians. As part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $81.1 million will be invested in stage three of the Ice Action Plan with a focus on early intervention and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

More funding for mental health to save lives

The Andrews Labor Government will boost mental health support and invest in forensic mental health services to keep Victorians healthy and safe. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes a $325.7 million record investment in mental health services to further implement the Labor Government’s 10-year Mental Health Plan to save and improve lives. An extra $201.1 million […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

More support for self-determination

The Andrews Labor Government is committed to working with Aboriginal Victorians towards self-determination and helping further Aboriginal Victorians’ management of their culture and heritage. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $68 million to advance self-determination, including establishing a new dedicated community infrastructure fund. To ensure that Aboriginal Victorians are at the heart of the decision making […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Giving voice to our ethnic communities

A major funding boost for interpreters will make it easier for new Victorians to pursue education and training, find a job and access health care, helping them settle more easily into the community. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will deliver $21.8 million to improve the state’s language services and meet the needs of our multicultural communities. New […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Honouring Victoria’s heroes

The Andrews Labor Government will honour Victoria’s heroes with a boost to the Shrine of Remembrance, and the job support our veterans need after serving our nation. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest a record $2.8 million boost over four years to help the Shrine deliver the very best programs that teach our students Victoria’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

Connecting regional Victoria

Regional Victoria will be connected like never before, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing better broadband, mobile coverage and Wi-Fi hubs across our state. The Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $45 million for the Connecting Regional Communities Program (CRCP), which is in direct response to all nine Regional Partnerships calling for improvements to digital […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Trade and Investment, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Smarter planning for a stronger Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting the planning right to make Victorian cities and towns even better places to live. Our population is expected to top 10 million people by 2051, that’s why we’re investing $30 billion in road and rail infrastructure, but we know that it’s also crucial that we put the proper planning […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Protecting our environment and our energy future

The Andrews Labor Government will protect our environment and ensure a reliable and affordable energy supply for every Victorian. Under the Victorian Budget 2017/18, more than $921 million will help boost our bushfire prevention capability, protect our clean and green environment, prepare our state for climate change and to continue the fight for a fair […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Giving our regional communities certainty on gas

The Andrews Labor Government is giving farmers and regional communities the certainty they deserve by banning fracking and getting on with a geoscience program to better understand Victoria’s gas supplies. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $42.5 million over four years to fund the Victorian Gas Program – a comprehensive study spearheaded by the state’s Lead […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Resources, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

You spoke, we listened: Funds flow for regional community priorities

Victoria’s regional communities have spoken and the Andrews Labor Government has listened, delivering funds for key projects identified by local residents. The Labor Government will invest $29 million, as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, to meet specific priorities identified by Regional Partnerships, including projects in health, education, transport, housing and digital connectivity. The Labor […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region