Archives: March 2017

First Steps To Remove Government Mortgage

March 31, 2017

As part of its policy of self-determination the Andrews Labor Government is piloting a program that will ensure Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisations (ACCOs) have full control of their assets and have the autonomy to grow and plan for the future. This pilot is the first step in a program to remove first mortgages held by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs for 30 Aboriginal organisations.

Minimum Wage Must Rise To Address Penalty Rate Cuts

March 29, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to support low paid workers in our community.

Growing Industries Of The Future In Victoria’s West

March 28, 2017

Businesses in Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo will have better access to research expertise to grow jobs, create investment opportunities and boost productivity thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government.

Empowering Victoria’s Vulnerable Youth

March 28, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering Victoria’s vulnerable youth by providing them with intensive and coordinated support, engagement in education and training and greater pathways to employment.

Upgrades To Libraries In Mortlake And Hamilton

March 28, 2017

New Program To Boost Women’s Leadership In Local Government

March 16, 2017

Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins has today launched a new mentoring program designed to encourage more women to seek election and provide support to women in local government.

Economic Initiatives To Support Aboriginal Businesses And Employment

March 15, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a suite of major economic initiatives to support Aboriginal Victorians, including Government procurement targets, employment agreements and Tharamba Bugheen: Victorian Aboriginal Business Strategy 2017-2021

Local Aboriginal Community To Talk About Treaty

March 10, 2017

Aboriginal community consultation workshops have begun across the state as Victoria continues to take steps towards treaty.

Top Lawyer To Head New Equal Workplaces Council

March 8, 2017

Liberty Sanger, a Principal and Board member at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, will chair the Equal Workplaces Advisory Council which is charged with promoting gender equality across the public and private sector.

Local Government Mayoral Advisory Panel Selected

March 1, 2017

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has unveiled the make-up of her third Local Government Mayoral Advisory Panel.

Victorian Liberal Party Backs Penalty Rate Cuts

March 1, 2017

The Victorian Liberal Party has today confirmed that they support the Turnbull Government’s massive cuts to Sunday and public holiday penalty rates.