Archives: September 2015

Traditional Owners Sought For Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council

September 25, 2015

Victorian Traditional Owners are invited to apply for one of two positions available on the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced today.

Coming Soon: Geelong’s New Library

September 24, 2015

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today visited the site to view progress of the new nine-level, 5 star environmentally sustainable library.

Minister Encourages Geelong’s Contribution To Labour Hire Inquiry

September 24, 2015

Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins has today met with local business owners and union representatives to discuss the Andrews Labor Government’s inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work.

One Week For Living Libraries Expressions Of Interest

September 23, 2015

Expressions of interest for local library funding under the Andrews Labor Government’s $4.3 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program 2015 will close in just over a week.

Rural Libraries Urged To Apply For Funding

September 23, 2015

Expressions of interest for local library funding under the Andrews Labor Government’s $4.3 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program 2015 will close in just over a week.

Victoria Defends Workers’ Rights

September 23, 2015

Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins has today defended the rights of Victoria’s most vulnerable and low paid workers, following recommendations from the Productivity Commission’s workplace relations inquiry.

Victoria Defends Workers’ Rights

September 23, 2015

Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins has today defended the rights of Victoria’s most vulnerable and low paid workers, following recommendations from the Productivity Commission’s workplace relations inquiry.

Independent Report On Sunbury Hume Transition Received

September 17, 2015

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has today released the report of the independent Transition Auditors appointed to review the separation of Sunbury from the City of Hume.

Local Councils To Receive Emergency Management Funds

September 17, 2015

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has announced funding to help ensure councils have the staff and resources they need to prepare and protect their communities for emergency events.

Aboriginal Flag To Fly At Victorian Parliament

September 15, 2015

Beginning today, the Aboriginal flag will permanently fly over Victoria’s Parliament House.

Aboriginal Flag To Fly At Victorian Parliament

September 15, 2015

Beginning today, the Aboriginal flag will permanently fly over Victoria’s Parliament House.

Education State: Ambitious Targets For Schools To Prepare Kids For Work And Life

September 15, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has set a comprehensive set of Education State targets to drive improved student outcomes across Victorian schools over the next decade.

Education State: Largest-Ever Funding Boost To Schools For Kids Who Need Extra Help

September 15, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State, with students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds to benefit from the largest-ever increase in needs-based funding for Victorian government schools.

Education State: More Confidence For Every Parent And The Best Chance For Every Child

September 15, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State, providing $747 million in extra funds to deliver great schools for every community and great teachers in every classroom.

Education State: More Help For Struggling Students

September 15, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State by investing $72.3 million to help secondary school students who are falling behind their classmates to catch up.

Education State: $27 Million Maths And Science Boost For Kids Who Need It Most

September 15, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State by investing $27 million over five years to make sure thousands of children from disadvantaged primary schools receive a better education in maths and science.

Consultation Begins On Local Government Act Review

September 14, 2015

Wadawurrung Elder Voted The People’s Choice

September 11, 2015

The people have spoken and Wadawurrung Elder and self-taught artist Aunty Marlene Gilson has been voted the People’s Choice at the 2015 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards.

Wadawurrung Elder Voted The People’s Choice

September 11, 2015

The people have spoken and Wadawurrung Elder and self-taught artist Aunty Marlene Gilson has been voted the People’s Choice at the 2015 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards.

100 Primary School Children Takeover Parliament To Have Their Say

September 11, 2015

Students from across Victoria will meet in State Parliament legislative assembly chamber today to discuss young people in politics.

Chair Of Labour Hire Inquiry Announced

September 10, 2015

Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins today announced Professor Anthony Forsyth as the chair of the Andrews Labor Government’s inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work in Victoria.

Consultation Begins On Local Government Act Review

September 10, 2015

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today released the discussion paper and consultation website, the first stage in the review process.

FROM PARLIAMENT TO PARKWOOD GREEN: NATALIE HUTCHINS IS PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY

September 10, 2015

From the halls of Parliament to the classrooms of Parkwood Green, Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins will experience the classrooms of Parkwood Green Primary School, as Principal For A Day.

More Funding To Secure Water For Communities In Western Victoria

September 10, 2015

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville is in Western Victoria this week to announce funding for regional water projects and discuss issues with communities as the Andrews Labor Government develops its State Water Plan.

Public Interest Monitor Reappointed Until 2018

September 10, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government today confirms the reappointment of Brendan Murphy QC as Victoria’s Principal Public Interest Monitor for a further three years.

Billion Dollar Business Park To Bring More Jobs To Melbourne’s North

September 9, 2015

Premier Daniel Andrews has launched a $1.2 billion business park in Melbourne’s north, welcoming more jobs and investment to our thriving northern suburbs.

Homework Support Spells Success For Young Migrants

September 8, 2015

Three young Victorians from diverse backgrounds were recognised for their commitment and hard work at the Centre for Multicultural Youth’s MY Education Awards.

New $10 Million Fund To Make Schools More Inclusive

September 8, 2015

Creative projects that make government schools more inclusive and equitable places for students with special needs will be supported under a new $10 million Inclusive Schools Fund.

Labor Government Strengthens Education And Research Ties With Latin America

September 8, 2015

The Australia Awards Fellowship program, announced during the outbound Latin America education mission in April this year, is designed to strengthen links between Victorian and Latin American universities, industries and government.

East West Houses To Help Homeless Start Over

September 8, 2015

Twenty homes that were compulsorily acquired for the East West Link project will now provide a safe and secure home for Victorians in need in an initial transfer by the Andrews Labor Government.

Abbott Government Continues To Shortchange And Mislead Victorians

September 8, 2015

Analysis of the federal infrastructure carve-up shows Victoria is currently allocated an annual average of just $83 per person over the five years to 2019. This is well below the national average, with Queensland receiving $342, Western Australia $282 and New South Wales $271.

Level Crossing Contract Awarded With Works To Start Within Weeks

September 8, 2015

The contract for the removal of four more dangerous and congested level crossings has been finalised, with works for two of those crossings set to begin within weeks.

Consultation Begins On Local Government Act Review

September 7, 2015

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today released the discussion paper and consultation website, the first stage in the review process.

$2 Billion Defence Contract To Boost Victorian Jobs And Economy

September 7, 2015

Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio has congratulated Lockheed Martin Australia, Pilatus Aircraft and Hawker Pacific for securing preferred tenderer status to supply the Commonwealth with a defence pilot training system, worth $2 billion to Victoria’s economy.

Equal Pay Day Highlights Unacceptable Pay Gap

September 4, 2015

Minister for Women Fiona Richardson and Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins have today, on Equal Pay Day, highlighted the unacceptable pay gap between men and women.

Funding To Support Victoria’s Medical Research Institutes

September 4, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is providing ten of Victoria’s independent medical research institutes with more than $26 million this financial year, to support them in continuing their cutting edge work.

Equal Pay Day Highlights Unacceptable Pay Gap

September 4, 2015

Minister for Women Fiona Richardson and Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins have today, on Equal Pay Day, highlighted the unacceptable pay gap between men and women.

Victorian Economy Kicking Goals

September 2, 2015

The Victorian economy continues to show signs of strength and dynamism, with the latest National Accounts released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing that state final demand for Victoria rose 0.9 per cent for the June quarter, and was up 3 per cent from the previous year.

Victoria Prepares For Hot And Dry Summer Fire Season

September 2, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government and the State’s fire agencies are providing more than $20 million to fund a fleet of specialist firefighting aircraft to help keep communities safe this summer.

Right People For Country Seeking Expressions Of Interest

September 2, 2015

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins has today called on Victorian Traditional Owner groups to submit an Expression of Interest for the Right People for Country program.

New Reforms Tighten Net On Serious Sex Offenders

September 1, 2015

The right to bail will be revoked, police will get tough new search powers and a joint specialist response unit will be established under the first of major reforms aimed at keeping Victorians safe from our worst sex offenders.

Funding Boost Helps Girl Guides Victoria Engage Disadvantaged Youth

September 1, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a $457,000 funding boost for Girl Guides Victoria to increase engagement with young Victorian women, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Adult Learners’ Week A Chance To Recognise Victoria’s Local Education Providers

September 1, 2015

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has today welcomed the start of Adult Learners’ Week, a week that shines the spotlight on the work of Learn Local organisations right across Victoria.

Statement On BAE Systems

September 1, 2015

The Government is once again thinking of 99 workers who finished at Williamstown today.

New Plan For A Healthier Victoria

September 1, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government today released its vision to create a healthier Victoria.

Making Energy Bills Fairer For Families

September 1, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced new measures that will provide fairness, certainty and security for families and their energy bills, announcing changes to key legislation today.

ABS Confirms Victoria’s Strong Housing Market Under Labor Government

September 1, 2015

Putting Right Past Prejudices And Expunging Homosexual Convictions

September 1, 2015

A new Victorian scheme to expunge historical convictions for homosexual activity will come into effect today.