Archives: October 2016

Strong Force: Annual Report Confirms Police Numbers Up

October 27, 2016

The Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in police has seen a huge increase in police numbers over the last two years, with hundreds of new sworn officers joining the force.

Tough New Laws: Tightening Community Correction Orders To Keep Victorians Safe

October 13, 2016

The Andrews Labor Government today announced tough new laws to stop courts from using community correction orders (CCOs) for the most serious crimes

More Support For Aboriginal Children In Care

October 13, 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Aboriginal children and young people stay with their communities or return to them.

Strong Surplus, More Jobs: Victoria Leads The Nation

October 13, 2016

Together with a strong surplus, net debt was down to 5.9 per cent, below the levels inherited from the previous Liberal Government, and in line with the Labor Government’s 10-year fiscal strategy.

Fun And Festivities In Store For 2016 Children’s Week

October 13, 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Children’s Week celebrations across Victoria with dozens of family-friendly events for local communities.

Victoria Leading The Nation With More Local Jobs

October 12, 2016

The Labor Government’s industry participation policy Local Jobs First sets local content requirements for strategic projects over $50 million.

Major Step Toward A More Coordinated Transport System

October 12, 2016

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced legislation to establish Transport for Victoria (TfV) – a new overarching transport agency to coordinate Victoria’s road and public transport system and plan for its future.

Protecting And Improving V/Line For Regional Passengers

October 12, 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening public ownership of V/Line, to protect it from any future attempts by the Liberal and National Party to privatise it and run it in to the ground.

October 12, 2016

Labor Government Gets On With Abolishing Penalty Fares

October 11, 2016

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce legislation to abolish on-the-spot penalty fares on public transport and deliver a simpler, fairer and more effective fare enforcement system for Victoria.

New Laws To Stamp Out Cruel Puppy Farms

October 11, 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is putting animal welfare first by ending industrial scale breeding of cats and dogs, with legislation set to be introduced into Victorian Parliament today.

Monitor To Assist Central Goldfields Shire

October 11, 2016

A municipal monitor has been appointed to Central Goldfields Shire Council to provide support during the caretaker period as an investigation by the Local Government Compliance and Investigations Inspectorate continues.

Gender Equality At Centre Of Roundtable Talks

October 11, 2016

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins launched the Roundtable earlier this year as a forum for women in local government across Victoria to champion change and move towards greater gender equality.

Cultural Connections For Aboriginal Children In Care

October 11, 2016

Earlier this year, the Government’s $168 million Roadmap for Reform was introduced to shift the children and family services system from crisis response to prevention and early intervention.

Victoria Leading The Way On Respectful Relationships

October 10, 2016

All Victorian students will learn about respectful relationships to help end the vicious cycle of family violence as part of a new mandatory primary and secondary school subject starting next year.

Japan And Victoria Talk Major Business Investment

October 10, 2016

Victoria is set to receive a major boost to business and investment relations with one of its major trade partners as more than 200 Japanese corporate leaders visit Melbourne for the 54th Australia-Japan Joint Business Conference.

Statement On The Closure Of Ford

October 7, 2016

Ford factories in Geelong and Broadmeadows will close their doors for the last time today, marking the end of 90 years of manufacturing in Victoria.

Victoria Leads National Reforms To Protect Patients From Dodgy Doctors And Health Practitioners

October 7, 2016

Victoria is leading a push for reforms to the national health workforce watchdog to ensure swift and decisive action can be taken to protect patients from dangerous and dodgy health practitioners.

Turning Organic Waste Into Energy

October 6, 2016

A plan for six central Victorian councils to work together on an organic waste to energy system will be developed thanks to a $125,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Early Recruitment Of Police To Put Academy At Capacity

October 5, 2016

The Victoria Police Academy will run at capacity to train new police as the Andrews Labor Government brings forward recruitment of additional frontline police.