The Andrews Labor Government is another step closer to delivering on an $8 million election commitment to establish the Office of the Skills Commissioner.
Archives: August 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.
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.
Three exceptional teachers and eleven innovative programs and have been named as finalists for the 2015 Early Years Awards.
The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the confirmation of Victoria’s triple A stable credit rating by international agency, Standard & Poor’s.
The Andrews Labor Government is reinstating a 100km/h speed limit on an outbound section of the Calder Freeway from Keilor to Taylors Lakes.
Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today announced the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to strengthen councillor conduct standards.
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.
The Andrews Labor Government is asking all Victorians to have their say about the future of early childhood services.
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.
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.
The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed the return of one of Victoria’s most popular cultural events, White Night Melbourne.
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.
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.
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.
THREE construction companies have been shortlisted to build the Melbourne Airport to Bulla Road section of the CityLink Tulla Widening project.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Geotechnical investigations on Swanston St and the project’s community engagement push has already begun.
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.
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 introduced in Parliament today will make it easier to prosecute and investigate online child pornography offences in Victoria.
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.
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.
Melbourne Museum’s popular children’s gallery is being redeveloped and renamed the Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery.
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.
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.
The Premier’s Jobs and Investment Panel, which brings together some of Victoria’s brightest business minds, met for the first time today.
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.
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today urged Victorians to talk about organ and tissue donation with their loved ones during DonateLife Week.