Archives: May 2015

Aboriginal Servicemen And Women Honoured At Tenth Annual Remembrance Service

May 31, 2015

Premier Daniel Andrews and representatives of the Labor Government have today taken part in The Long Walk to the MCG.

Long Walk Provides A Path Towards Reconciliation

May 30, 2015

Premier Daniel Andrews and representatives of the Labor Government have today taken part in The Long Walk to the MCG.

Defibrillators For Local Sports Clubs Will Save Lives

May 30, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is standing up for Victorian schools, leading the push against Tony Abbott’s education cuts at a meeting of Australia’s education ministers in Brisbane.

Tony Abbott Leaves Students $30 Billion Worse Off

May 29, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is standing up for Victorian schools, leading the push against Tony Abbott’s education cuts at a meeting of Australia’s education ministers in Brisbane.

Families Need Certainty: No More Kinder Surprises

May 29, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing the push against Tony Abbott’s haphazard and uncertain approach to early childhood education funding, which is leaving families in the lurch.

Returning To Work An Important Part Of The Recovery Process

May 29, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is pleased to announce that this weekend, WorkSafe will launch a major public awareness campaign to highlight the key roles many Victorians play in helping injured workers get back to work.

SPRINGSIDE COLLEGE ‘CHANGES IT UP’ FOR RECONCILIATION WEEK

May 29, 2015

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins, today presented an Aboriginal flag and a book to students at Springside College, Caroline Springs to mark Reconciliation Week.

Reconciliation Week A Chance For Renewed Action

May 27, 2015

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins, today called on Victorians to take part in one of the many Reconciliation Week events being held across Victoria this week.

Locals Deserve A Voice In The Planning Process

May 27, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on a key election commitment to put the community’s voice back into the planning process.

Best Interests Of Children To Be Protected In Law

May 27, 2015

The power of the Children’s Court relating to restrictions on the making of protection orders for vulnerable children has been retained in legislation, fulfilling an election promise of the Andrews Labor Government.

Inquiry To Give Regional Communities A Voice On Coal Seam Gas

May 27, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has asked the Environment and Planning Committee to inquire into the exploration, extraction, production and rehabilitation for onshore unconventional gas.

Drum Caught Out As Labor Government Safeguards Sports Shooting

May 27, 2015

Boost For Book Lovers During Library Week

May 25, 2015

Visiting her own local library in Sydenham, Ms Hutchins said the Labor Government recognised the importance of libraries by providing a record $40.51 million in 2015-16 for the Public Libraries Funding Program, to support ongoing library services for councils, regional libraries and Vision Australia.

More Women Needed In Local Government

May 22, 2015

Speaking at the Australian Local Government Women’s Association’s (ALGWA) annual conference, Ms Hutchins said all tiers of government needed to work together to encourage more women to stand for local council roles.

Labor Government Backs SPC Ardmona Upgrade To Secure 2,700 Jobs

May 22, 2015

Premier Daniel Andrews today joined SPC workers and local growers to officially open the first stage of the $100 million modernisation and renewal project underway at the SPC Ardmona fruit processing plant in Shepparton.

Mitchell Shire To Benefit From Interface Fund

May 22, 2015

Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, today visited the area with Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, to meet with council and discuss how the fund could benefit the community.

Education App Gives Parents A New Schoolmate

May 22, 2015

Victorian parents, carers and guardians will now have an easy way to get more involved in supporting their child’s education with the release of SchoolMate app, the first of its kind in Australia.

New Excellence Scholarship To Honour Dedicated Nurse Taken Too Soon

May 22, 2015

A nursing scholarship is being established in the name of Carol Friday, the dedicated Victorian maternal and child health nurse who was killed along with her son Greig aboard Germanwings flight 4U 9525.

Helping Families Afford School Camps And Excursions

May 21, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is helping struggling families meet the extra costs of a child’s education, establishing a $148.3 million fund for school camps, sports trips and excursions.

Don’t Lose Your Life Savings In Retirement

May 21, 2015

Minister for Consumer Affairs, Jane Garrett, launched a new campaign today to help Victorians make informed decisions about retirement villages.

Minister Outlines Vision For TAFE And Training System At Mick Young Oration

May 21, 2015

The Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, has outlined the Andrews Labor Government’s vision for Victoria’s TAFE and Training system at the annual Mick Young Oration at Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence in Docklands this evening.

Victoria’s A-League Champions Celebrated

May 20, 2015

Minister for Sport, John Eren has congratulated Victoria’s A-League soccer champions, Melbourne Victory, at a Victorian Government reception.

One Team One Goal Celebrating Diversity Competition Opens

May 20, 2015

Students across Victoria are being challenged to put their creative hats on for the 2015 One Team One Goal: Celebrating Diversity competition.

Public Review Of The EPA To Commence

May 20, 2015

The public review of Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is about to commence, with the appointment of an advisory committee led by former Secretary of the Department of Justice, Penny Armytage.

Gathering Sets A New Way Forward

May 19, 2015

The Gathering included Aboriginal voices from across the state and highlights the Andrews Labor Government’s more collaborative approach to Aboriginal Affairs.

Statement On Covino Farms

May 19, 2015

The Victorian State Government will suspend payments to Covino Farms, in light of disturbing allegations of worker exploitation and abuse.

Expert Scientists Inspiring Students Across Victoria

May 19, 2015

Emerging Science Victoria provides Year 10 science students in government schools with the opportunity to study a high-quality emerging science subject, regardless of where they live.

Hume Gets A Boost Under Labor’s Interface Fund

May 15, 2015

Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, today visited the City of Hume with Member for Yuroke, Ros Spence, Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull, and Member for Broadmeadows, Frank McGuire, to discuss how the fund could benefit the community.

Diversity Capital Gets New Indian Cultural Precinct

May 15, 2015

The Indian Cultural Precinct will recognise the important contribution the Indian community makes to Victoria. It will further strengthen Victoria’s reputation as the multicultural capital of Australia, and will be a place to hold festivals, a hub to support business, a drawcard for tourism, and a meeting place for the entire community.

Time Is Running Out For BAE Shipyards

May 12, 2015

Today’s announcement that 80 trade positions will be lost at BAE Shipyards in early July is yet another signal that the Abbott Government needs to hurry up and place an order to protect Victorian jobs.

Fellowships To Drive Science And Innovation In Victoria

May 12, 2015

Today’s announcement that 80 trade positions will be lost at BAE Shipyards in early July is yet another signal that the Abbott Government needs to hurry up and place an order to protect Victorian jobs.

Closure Of Alcoa

May 12, 2015

The announcement today by Alcoa to close its Anglesea operations after 46 years is a sad day for its workers.

Nominations For Early Years Awards Now Open

May 12, 2015

The awards, now in their tenth year, recognise the contribution that individuals and community partnerships have made to improving the health, learning, development and wellbeing of young children and their families.

Labor Government’s Interface Fund A Boost For Cardinia

May 12, 2015

Yarra Ranges Gets A Boost From Labor Government’s Interface Fund

May 12, 2015

Supporting Families In Need With School Breakfast Clubs

May 11, 2015

Labor Government’s Interface Fund A Boost For Melton Community

May 8, 2015

Labor Government Moves To Curb Station Skipping

May 8, 2015

Badge Of Approval For New WorkSafe Inspectors

May 8, 2015

Abbott Government Abandons Victorian Apparel Workers

May 8, 2015

David Davis Caught Out On Council Funding

May 7, 2015

Data On Victoria’s Worst Level Crossings Revealed

May 7, 2015

Statement from the Premier

May 7, 2015

Victorians To Benefit From Library Funding Boost

May 6, 2015

Portable Long Service Inquiry Launched

May 6, 2015

Investing In Health In Melbourne’s West

May 6, 2015

Labor Government Provides A Strong Budget And Strong Bridges

May 5, 2015

Victoria To Remain The Leading Business Destination

May 5, 2015

Labour Hire Inquiry

May 5, 2015

Budget 2015-16: For Families

May 5, 2015