Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins, speaking at the 2015 Australian Local Government Leadership Summit today, said the Labor Government was committed to seeing Victoria become a national leader in council diversity.
Archives: October 2015
The Andrews Labor Government’s reforms to strengthen council governance and reduce councillor misconduct have been given Royal Assent.
The Andrews Labor Government has gazetted a municipal boundary change along a key rail line, which means a proposed new intermodal rail terminal will sit inside the City of Wodonga’s boundary, rather than across both Wondonga and Indigo Shire Council.
Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has today accepted the advice of the independent Transition Auditors appointed to examine the proposed separation of Sunbury from the City of Hume.
Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins has today launched the new Maggolee website, a resource for local councils to work more closely with Aboriginal communities.
Minister for Local Government and Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins has called on David Davis to apologise for his disrespectful and derogatory description of employees at the independent regulator Essential Services Commission (ESC).
Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins said the Fair Go Rates system, to be delivered in time for the 2016-17 financial year, would give ratepayers greater value for money while ensuring councils remained financially sustainable and continued to provide essential services and facilities to their communities.
Melbourne’s CBD will keep moving while Australia’s biggest public transport project is built underneath.
The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed Renault Australia’s decision to move its automotive apprentice training program from Sydney to Melbourne, creating new high-skilled jobs and training opportunities for Victorians.
Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the introduction of a new Bill to amend Victoria’s counter terrorism laws.
The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a key election commitment to restore student and staff representation on University and TAFE Councils and Boards.
The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to implement all the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust inquiry, with legislation introduced in Parliament today for new mandatory Child Safe Standards.
Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has welcomed the Victorian Farmers Federation’s (VFF) support for the Andrews Labor Government’s Fair Go Rates cap.
New data has revealed that Victorians have faced an average rate increase of almost 6 per cent every year for the last decade.
Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins has today welcomed the release of a discussion paper on the labour hire industry and the rate of insecure work in Victoria.
Residents on the outer edge of Melbourne will soon have access to improved community spaces, with the allocation of $40 million under the Andrews Labor Government’s Interface Growth Fund.
Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has congratulated this year’s READYS Award recipient Maroondah City Council for their work in engaging with young people in their local community.
CONSTRUCTION will start this week on $1.3 billion CityLink Tullamarine Widening project between Bulla Road and Bell Street.
The Andrews Labor Government has brought an end to the previous Liberal government’s battle with Victoria’s TAFE teachers, highlighting Labor’s commitment to bargaining in good faith and respecting the state’s workers.
The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the announcement of a $1.3 billion Commonwealth contract to build the next generation of military vehicles in Bendigo, and has renewed calls for the Federal Government to save naval shipbuilding jobs at Williamstown.
Four hundred police officers are a step closer to being redeployed to frontline crime fighting as legislation giving powers to custody officers is introduced into Parliament on Tuesday October 6.