Archives: February 2015

Towards Fairer Rates For Victorians

February 27, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government and Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins have acted on their commitment to introduce a fair rates capping system, appointing the Essential Services Commission (ESC) to provide advice on the framework.

THE TRUE COST OF PENALTY RATE CHANGES REVEALED

February 26, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of Victorian workers set to suffer if the Abbott Government changes penalty rates.

COMPLAINT HANDLING CHANGES WILL KEEP COUNCILS ACCOUNTABLE

February 25, 2015

Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, said the Labor Government would adopt all three of the Ombudsman’s recommendations on complaint handling for local councils.

SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL APOLOGY

February 13, 2015

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins has reaffirmed the Andrews Labor Government's commitment to achieving reconciliation and addressing the ongoing disparities faced by Aboriginal people across the state at the Koorie Night Market, held on the seventh anniversary of Prime Minister Rudd’s Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples.

Abbott Cuts to Hit Morwell Refuge

February 5, 2015

Morwell’s Orana Gunyah Refuge, which helps people avoid homelessness, is facing significant cuts by Abbott Government.

One in Six Workers to Suffer Under Minimum Wage Plans

February 3, 2015

The Abbott Government’s planned assault on the minimum wage will leave one in six Victorian workers worse off.