Archives: August 2015

Labor Government On Track To Establish The First Victorian Skills Commissioner

August 31, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is another step closer to delivering on an $8 million election commitment to establish the Office of the Skills Commissioner.

2015 Victorian Training Awards Winners Announced

August 31, 2015

Government Collars Animal Cruelty With Tough New Laws

August 31, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is taking a tougher stance on animal cruelty by introducing legislative changes that will deliver increased penalties, tougher enforcement powers and greater protections for vulnerable animals.

Recognising Victoria’s Landcarers

August 31, 2015

Victorian volunteers who deliver on-ground environmental works throughout the state have been recognised in the 2015: Victorian Landcare Awards. The 2015 Awards ceremony was hosted by Her Excellency The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria at Government House.

Finalists Announced For 2015 Early Years Awards

August 31, 2015

Three exceptional teachers and eleven innovative programs and have been named as finalists for the 2015 Early Years Awards.

S&P Affirms Labor Government’s Strong Financial Management

August 28, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the confirmation of Victoria’s triple A stable credit rating by international agency, Standard & Poor’s.

BRINGING THE CALDER FREEWAY UP TO SPEED

August 27, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is reinstating a 100km/h speed limit on an outbound section of the Calder Freeway from Keilor to Taylors Lakes.

Stronger Councillor Conduct Standards To Be Introduced

August 26, 2015

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today announced the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to strengthen councillor conduct standards.

The Emergency Is Fake But The Response Is Real

August 26, 2015

A virtual emergency involving a large truck pile up and a hazardous chemical spill was simulated in Melbourne today to test councils’ abilities to deal with large numbers of injured people and mass evacuations.

Have Your Say On Early Childhood Education

August 26, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is asking all Victorians to have their say about the future of early childhood services.

Recruitment Commences For Project Fire Fighters

August 10, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is once again recruiting seasonal project fire fighters to join the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria for the coming fire season.

Ballarat Resources Company Innovates To A $70m Global Contract

August 10, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has commended Ballarat-based Gekko Systems for securing a $70 million contract to build a mineral processing plant for TMAC Resources’ Hope Bay project in Canada.

Melbourne’s White Night Returns In 2016

August 10, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed the return of one of Victoria’s most popular cultural events, White Night Melbourne.

Geelong Rolls Out Welcome Mat To Quickstep Holdings

August 10, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has secured a $13.9 million investment by carbon fibre and advanced composites manufacturer Quickstep Holdings to relocate process, research and development (R&D) functions from Germany to Geelong, creating 20 new, highly skilled jobs.

New Cobalt-Testing Lab To Fight Performance-Enhancing Drugs In Racing

August 10, 2015

Victoria has set a new benchmark in the fight against performance-enhancing drugs, with the launch of the state’s first dedicated cobalt-testing facility today.

Hive Of Activity To Protect Bees From Exotic Threats

August 10, 2015

Bees have never been more important and the Andrews Labor Government is working to protect them from exotic pests and diseases that threaten our $90 million honey industry.

Works on the Tullamarine Freeway another step closer

August 9, 2015

THREE construction companies have been shortlisted to build the Melbourne Airport to Bulla Road section of the CityLink Tulla Widening project.

New Hospital To Be Named After The Late Joan Kirner

August 9, 2015

The new $200 million Women’s and Children’s Hospital to be built in Sunshine will be named after the late Premier Joan Kirner AC.

Victoria’s School Librarians Leading The Way On Digital Literacy

August 8, 2015

The School Library Association of Victoria’s ‘It’s a Digital World’ conference will explore all aspects of what it means to be a student in the 21st century.

Premier’s New Charity Event To Raise Money For A Worthy Cause

August 8, 2015

Premier Daniel Andrews has joined star Victorian golfer Jarrod Lyle to announce a new charity event being organised by the PGA to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards Winners Announced

August 8, 2015

Artist Glenda Nicholls has taken out Victoria’s richest Indigenous art prize, the Deadly Art Award, at the 2015 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards for her life-size textile works, A Woman’s Rite of Passage.

24 Hour Public Transport To Get You Homesafe

August 7, 2015

24 hour public transport is coming to Victoria. From 1 January 2016, the Andrews Labor Government will trial all-night public transport on weekends – delivering a key election commitment.

Have Your Say On Melbourne Metro Rail Project

August 7, 2015

Consultation and planning has begun on the Melbourne Metro Rail project one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects: two nine-kilometre underground rail tunnels that will transform Melbourne’s public transport system.

Labor Government Supports Uniforms And Books For Our Kids

August 4, 2015

An extra 25,000 students and their families will receive help each year to pay for school uniforms, shoes, books and stationery through State Schools’ Relief thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $15.6 million commitment.

Melbourne Metro Rail Ramps Up

August 4, 2015

Geotechnical investigations on Swanston St and the project’s community engagement push has already begun.

Liberals Out Of Excuses As Farmers And Businesses Back Port Lease

August 4, 2015

Speaking at the Port of Melbourne Operation Control Centre, the Premier mapped out the opportunities that will come from the Port’s lease, which will fund the removal of Victoria’s 50 most dangerous and congested level crossings, create thousands of jobs, and help support regional Victoria.

Investing In Better Dental Care For Victorians

August 4, 2015

The Minister for Health today announced that the Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $207 million in public dental services in 2015-16.

New Laws To Combat Child Pornography Offences

August 4, 2015

New laws introduced in Parliament today will make it easier to prosecute and investigate online child pornography offences in Victoria.

Scholarships To Help Students And Recognise Lynne Kosky’s Education Legacy

August 3, 2015

Year 10 students facing financial barriers to completing education and training will be able to apply for two $25,000 scholarships, created in honour of Lynne Kosky.

Outstanding Graduates To Make A Difference In Victorian Schools

August 3, 2015

New Fund Gives Students Their First-Ever Camp Experience

August 3, 2015

Twenty-eight children from Debney Meadows Primary School today set off on their first-ever school camp thanks to a $148.3 million Andrews Labor Government fund which helps cover the costs of school activities for disadvantaged families.

A New Era For Melbourne Museum’s Children’s Gallery

August 3, 2015

Melbourne Museum’s popular children’s gallery is being redeveloped and renamed the Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery.

$200m Fund To Support Freight From Geelong To Port

August 3, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a new $200 million Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund to drive economic growth, create jobs, boost exports and support Victorian farmers from paddock to port.

$200m Fund To Support Farmers From Paddock To Port In Western Victoria

August 3, 2015

Farmers and regional communities in Western Victoria will benefit from a new $200 million Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund that will drive economic growth, create jobs and boost exports from paddock to port.

Premier’s Jobs And Investment Panel To Drive Economic Growth And Job Creation In Victoria

August 3, 2015

The Premier’s Jobs and Investment Panel, which brings together some of Victoria’s brightest business minds, met for the first time today.

Push For Safer Material In High-Rises To Keep The Community Safe

August 2, 2015

More Funding For Libraries Launched At Mansfield Unveiling

August 2, 2015

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today launched the next round of the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program funding while opening the newly refurbished Mansfield Library.

A Simple Conversation Can Save Lives

August 2, 2015

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today urged Victorians to talk about organ and tissue donation with their loved ones during DonateLife Week.