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New Laws Criminalising Grossly Offensive Public Conduct

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to strengthen and clarify our laws around serious and disgraceful public behaviour to better meet the expectations of the Victorian community and help people feel safer. The Labor Government will today introduce the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2022, which..

First People’s Assembly Set Tone On Landmark Treaty Bill

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria today made a historic address to the Victorian Parliament on the importance of Treaty, setting the tone for debate on the nation leading Treaty Authority Bill. Assembly Co-chairs Aunty Geraldine Atkinson and Marcus Stewart addressed the Legislative Assembly of..

New App Encouraging Victorians To Get Active

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorians to ‘Get Active’ with a new free app that provides users with exercise tips and workout videos. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today launched the Get Active Victoria mobile app, the next instalment in the Labor Government’s..

Best Start, Best Life: Early Childhood Education That Works

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver an ambitious overhaul of early childhood education and care, with a massive $9 billion investment over the next decade to save families money and support women to return to the workforce. Childcare fees are crippling family budgets, with the..

Cutting Even More Red Tape For Renters

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for renters to reclaim their bond money with an overhaul of the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA) online system. The $9 million upgrade for the new system will include an important update to allow renters to pay..

Nominations Open For Senior Of The Year Awards

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorians to recognise and celebrate the community contributions made by seniors – by nominating them for Victorian Senior of the Year. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines said nominations for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards..

More Support For Healthcare Workers

With Victoria’s healthcare workers continuing to do extraordinary work to protect the community, the Andrews Labor Government is providing more support for the sector as it prepares for the busiest winter yet. A Healthcare Worker Winter Retention and Surge Payment, alongside other practical help like..

Giving Ratepayers A Fair Go

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring people struggling to pay their rates are not being driven further into debt or out of their homes. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane will today introduce legislation into Parliament which will support Victorian property owners by ensuring councils..

Opening The Front Door To More Mental Health Support

The Andrews Labor Government is building a mental health system that works for all Victorians – helping people get the care they need immediately, in their own communities. The Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced that 30 Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs, opened..

Lived Experience Of Workers To Guide Government

The Andrews Labor Government is being guided by Victorians with lived and living experience working in mental health and wellbeing, inviting them to participate in a survey that will help shape and improve services across the state. The Lived and Living Experience Workforces Employee Survey..

Supporting Young Aboriginal Victorians To Thrive

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring young First Nations Victorians are supported to stay out of the youth justice system and live fulfilling lives, guided by Wirkara Kulpa – Victoria’s first ever Aboriginal Youth Justice Strategy which was launched today in a youth friendly version…


The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier than ever to get your annual flu shot this year by providing free influenza vaccinations for Victorians throughout June. Cases of flu in Victoria have increased by more than 30 per cent in the past week alone..


Students at Taylors Lakes Primary School will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with works under way at the school. Member for Sydenham today announced Interface Construction had been appointed to build the $7.526 million upgrade at Taylors Lakes Primary..

Have Your Say On Cash For Trash Plan

28th May 2022 The Andrews Labor Government is cutting waste and putting money back in the communities’ pocket with the introduction of a container deposit scheme. Minister for Energy, the Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today encouraged Victorians to have their say on the..

Code Breakers Pave The Way For More Women In Tech

28th May 2022 The Andrews Labor Government is supporting gender diversity in key digital technology jobs, encouraging the continued growth of career opportunities for women. An essential part of any digital service is the coding that sits beneath it – and social enterprise Code Like..

Free Public WiFi To Continue In Melbourne’s CBD

Free WiFi will continue to be available in the CBD for Melbournians and tourists alike with the Andrews Labor Government extending the service. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced the free public WiFi throughout Melbourne’s CBD will continue..

The Dangerous Chemicals Hiding In Your Home

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting the community and the environment by helping Victorians to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced an additional $4 million funding for the Detox Your Home program, as part..

Supporting More Victorians To Turn Their Lives Around

More Victorians will be given the chance to break the cycle of drug and alcohol dependency and reoffending thanks to the expansion of the Labor Government’s innovative and successful drug court program. Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes officially launched the County Court’s Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court..