Archives: April 2016

International Memorial Day Honours Our Lost Workers

April 28, 2016

The lives of 24 workers who tragically died in Victorian workplaces have been remembered in a moving tribute as part of International Workers Memorial Day.

Labor Government Delivers Upgrade That Ballarat Line Needs

April 28, 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than half-a-billion-dollars to fix the Ballarat line and run extra services it needs as it grows.

World Heritage Listing For Budj Bim Another Step Closer

April 26, 2016

Budj Bim in south west Victoria, home to the Gunditjmara people for thousands of years, is another step closer to its UNESCO World Heritage listing thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Delivering A Fair Share For Victorians

April 23, 2016

The 2016/17 Victorian Budget will increase the brown coal royalty rate three-fold from 1 January next year, raising $252 million over the forward estimates.

Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Program To Keep Young People Connected

April 21, 2016

A new Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Program will help young Aboriginal people develop skills, relationships and networks that keep them connected to their culture, families and friends, with funding of $875,000 to be provided by the Andrews Labor Government in the 2016-17 Victorian Budget.

VPS Workers Endorse New Agreement By 95%

April 20, 2016

The new Victorian Public Sector Enterprise agreement has been overwhelmingly endorsed by 95 per cent of Victorian public sector employees.

Geelong City Council Dismissed

April 14, 2016

The bill to dismiss the Greater Geelong City Council has passed the Parliament today, giving Geelong the fresh start it deserves.

More Support For Aboriginal Victorians At Risk Of Family Violence

April 13, 2016

Aboriginal Victorians at risk of family violence will receive better and more culturally appropriate support, under funding announced by the Andrews Labor Government today.

Dismissal Of Greater Geelong City Council

April 12, 2016

Dismissal of a council by Parliament is only considered in the most serious cases of governance failure.

2016 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Kicks-Off

April 5, 2016

The touring exhibition of the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll kicked-off its 2016 road show at the Community Hub at the Dock in Melbourne today.

Have Your Say On How Council Elections Work

April 5, 2016

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has called for feedback on changes to Victoria’s local government electoral regulations in the lead up to the October council elections.

Creswick Library Open For Business

April 1, 2016

Touring the site in Creswick today, Ms Hutchins said the much needed upgrade will provide extra space and better library services to meet growing demands from the community.