Topic: Jobs

Removing Red Tape For Injured Victorians

Victorians injured in transport accidents will no longer be out of pocket for health and medical treatment under proposed new legislation introduced into the Victorian Parliament today. The new Bill proposes that people injured in transport accidents will no longer have to pay for the first $651 of their medical expenses before the Transport Accident […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

New Ministry: Jobs, Investment And Early Childhood

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen its focus on creating jobs, attracting investment and ensuring every child gets the support they need to get the best start in life with changes to the ministry announced today. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled the new team, which sees Ben Carroll enter the Cabinet and take on the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Portland Smelter Completes Restart

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed news that Alcoa’s Portland smelter has restored production capacity lost following a power outage in December last year, boosting confidence for manufacturing workers and local businesses. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today met Alcoa workers and contractors to celebrate completion of the smelter restart, […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Ravenhall Correctional Centre Officially Opened

Victoria’s 15th and most technologically advanced prison, the Ravenhall Correctional Centre, has been officially opened by the Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney. Ravenhall, which is equivalent to the size of 16 MCGs and surrounded by a six metre high, 1.7 kilometre long state-of-the-art perimeter wall, will start receiving prisoners in coming weeks. More than 1,000 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Early Work Set To Begin On Shipwreck Coast Master Plan

The Andrews Labor Government is improving one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations with $5 million to implement early works on the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan –  the Great South Coast Regional Partnership’s top priority. Visiting the Twelve Apostles today, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said maximising tourism opportunities was key to the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Midland Highway Upgrade Supports Local Jobs

Work is underway on a major upgrade to the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Creswick, turning the notorious stretch of road into one of the region’s safest. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight near Ballarat today, where the Andrews Labor Government’s $12 million safety upgrade is creating […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Liberal-Backed Penalty Rate Cuts Hurt Vulnerable Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is disappointed the Federal Court has upheld the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast-food workers. The decision will impact some of Victoria’s most vulnerable, low-paid workers including young workers, women and those in regional areas. The cut to penalty rates is only occurring because […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

Backing Victoria As A Cyber Security Leader

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new university degree aimed at addressing a skills shortage in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today announced $1 million for Deakin University’s Bachelor of Cyber Security, which has been used to develop the degree and for industry certification licences, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Taking Victoria’s Economic Success Story To The World

Treasurer Tim Pallas today begins a two-week study tour of European and Asian cities to promote Victoria’s robust economy and discuss new opportunities with leading global investors. In cooperation with the Treasury Corporation of Victoria (TCV), the Treasurer will visit London, Copenhagen and Helsinki, tapping into expertise in a range of areas, including social and […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Creating A Stronger TAFE In Mildura

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring all Victorians have access to high quality training through our Skills First TAFE Community Service funding. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today joined staff and students at SuniTAFE’s Mildura campus, to announce the institute is receiving $1.52 million from the fund. Community Service funding helps TAFEs support […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills