Topic: Budget 2017/18

Standing up for Victorian renters and consumers

More Victorians are set to get the assistance they need when renting property in Victoria. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will increase funding for the Tenancy and Consumer Program in the next financial year by 30 per cent. More than $18 million will be invested to deliver local assistance for tenants, particularly those in vulnerable or […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Secure water supplies for a stronger Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of delivering Water for Victoria – an investment in water security, jobs, and a healthy environment for all Victorians. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $116 million over three years to improve water security for local communities, support farmers, protect Victorian jobs, and improve the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Investing in our kids when it matters most

Victorian children will be given the best start in life, with the Andrews Labor Government delivering ground-breaking change to our kindergartens and early childhood services. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $202.1 million to deliver better early childhood services, as well as early intervention for kids who need extra support. Research shows that children who […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Record investment keeps rolling in Melbourne’s suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its record investment to build a world-class public transport network in Melbourne’s suburbs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provides more than $2 billion to boost services and create jobs, while preparing the network for capacity created by the Metro Tunnel, high capacity trains and signalling, and the removal of 50 dangerous […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

A responsible and fair budget that delivers what matters

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its record of responsible financial management, with the Victorian Budget 2017/18 confirming strong surpluses and continued jobs growth over the next four years, while delivering the services and projects that really matter. The Budget builds on the solid foundations of the last two and a half years and reinforces […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Statement from the Premier

The same policies will only produce the same tragedies. That’s why I promised to change it all. Three years ago, I announced our plan for Australia’s first Royal Commission into Australia’s number one law and order issue – family violence. Its brief: to examine our failing system from the ground up, and to recommend the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Supporting our growing suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is working to meet the needs of Victorians living in Melbourne’s growing suburbs. The Growing Suburbs Fund will receive $50 million over two years to help build important community projects across Melbourne’s outer suburbs. The Fund is vital in delivering long-term projects and will give councils more time to plan and […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Northern Metropolitan Region, South Eastern Metropolitan Region, Southern Metropolitan Region, Western Metropolitan Region

The best tools for our state’s heroes

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to keep Victoria safe, with extra support for the men and women who serve our state during an emergency. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $112.6 million to upgrade facilities and invest in new equipment and training for emergency services across the state. The Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

A safer and fairer legal system for Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will provide more support to vulnerable Victorians and make the courts safer and more efficient under a major boost to the legal system. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will deliver $89.2 million to update the ageing IT systems at the Children’s and Magistrates’ Courts. A new case management system will be developed […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Supporting Victorians living with a disability

Victorians living with a disability deserve the same opportunities as every other Victorian. That’s why under the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $69.2 million will go to assisting Victorians with a disability to overcome barriers to employment, education and housing. Further funds will ensure Victoria is ready ahead of the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing