Archives: October 2015

Labor Government To Campaign For Diverse Councils

October 30, 2015

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.

Improved Councillor Standards Become Law

October 28, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government’s reforms to strengthen council governance and reduce councillor misconduct have been given Royal Assent.

Boundary Change For Logic Estate A Common Sense Change

October 28, 2015

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.

Independent Sunbury Hume Advice Accepted

October 23, 2015

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.

New Maggolee Website For Councils And Communities Launched

October 22, 2015

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.

Time For David Davis To Apologise

October 21, 2015

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).

Council Rate Cap Bills Introduced

October 21, 2015

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.

City To Keep Moving While Melbourne Metro Rail Is Built

October 21, 2015

Melbourne’s CBD will keep moving while Australia’s biggest public transport project is built underneath.

Renault Move From Sydney To Melbourne In Win For Victorian Jobs

October 21, 2015

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.

New Counter Terrorism Laws Introduced

October 20, 2015

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the introduction of a new Bill to amend Victoria’s counter terrorism laws.

Labor Government Restoring Student And Staff Representation To University And TAFE Governing Bodies

October 20, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a key election commitment to restore student and staff representation on University and TAFE Councils and Boards.

Child Safety Standards Introduced To Help Prevent Abuse

October 20, 2015

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.

Victorian Farmers Federation Supports Fair Go For Ratepayers

October 19, 2015

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 Reveals Average Council Rates Rises Of 5.99%

October 18, 2015

New data has revealed that Victorians have faced an average rate increase of almost 6 per cent every year for the last decade.

Labour Hire Inquiry Discussion Paper Released

October 16, 2015

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.

Labour Hire Inquiry Discussion Paper Released

October 16, 2015

Better Spaces For Melbourne’s Growing Communities

October 15, 2015

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.

READYS Awards Announced

October 15, 2015

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.

New Resources To Help Families Of Disabled Children

October 15, 2015

Tullamarine Project To Cut Congestion And Create Jobs

October 5, 2015

CONSTRUCTION will start this week on $1.3 billion CityLink Tullamarine Widening project between Bulla Road and Bell Street.

Labor Government Standing Up For TAFE Teachers

October 5, 2015

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.

Hawkei Defence Contract A Win For Victorian Jobs

October 5, 2015

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.

Custody Officer Laws Put 400 Police Closer To The Beat

October 5, 2015

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.