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Statement From The Premier

Over the past two weeks, we’ve tested more than 160,000 Victorians for coronavirus. I want to thank each and every one of them for playing their part in protecting our state. The job isn’t done yet – and that size and scale of testing will..

Calling Out Family Violence During Coronavirus

Victorians are being urged to be alert and call out any early warning signs of family violence during the coronavirus pandemic in a new ad campaign from the Victorian Government and Respect Victoria. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today launched Respect Each..

Major Coronavirus Testing Blitz Targets 100,000

Up to 100,000 Victorians will be tested for coronavirus over the next two weeks as part of a major testing blitz across the State, to better understand how the virus is spreading in the community and set us up for the potential easing of restrictions…

Legislation To Support Jobs, Services And Victorians Passes

Emergency measures to support Victorians, save lives, protect businesses and jobs, and continue delivering vital government services during the coronavirus pandemic have passed Victorian Parliament. The four Bills enable Victoria to respond to the unprecedented challenges created by coronavirus on our healthcare system and our..

New Beds Open Across Victoria In Pandemic Capacity Boost

New hospital beds are opening across Victoria as the state’s health system gears up to manage increased presentations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and ensure all patients get the care they need. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said the Victorian Government’s $1.9 billion..

Stockpile Of Medical Equipment Keeping Health Workers Safe

A massive warehouse in Melbourne’s south-east is stocked with vital medical supplies ready to be distributed to Victorian health care workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said new orders are arriving at the warehouse every day which are..

Supporting Victims As Part Of Victoria Police Reforms

A new independent body will be established to oversee a redress and restorative engagement scheme for victims of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault at Victoria Police. The Andrews Labor Government’s Police Redress Scheme will be overseen by the Department of Justice and Regulation and..

Commissioners Announced For Informants Royal Commission

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a former President of the Queensland Court of Appeal will lead the Victorian Royal Commission into Management of Informants. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy today announced the appointment of the Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC as the Royal Commission Chair, along with..

Worlds Best Lining Up To Build Airport Rail

More than 100 local and global organisations have put their hand up to deliver the Melbourne Airport Rail Link. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today to announce the outcomes of the Registration of Interest (ROI) – the market engagement process..

Delivering A Strong Economy For Victorian Families

The 2018-19 Budget Update released today shows Victoria remains the engine room of the national economy, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and ensuring the state’s growing prosperity is shared by all Victorians. The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promises – building new schools and..

New Campaign Urges Victorians To Drive Safely This Christmas

Victorians are being urged to keep each other safe on our roads this festive season with the Andrews Labor Government and road safety authorities today launching a pre-Christmas appeal to drivers. The devastating ‘death knock’ that police make when a person is killed on Victorian..

A Strong Team To Keep Delivering For All Victorians

For the first time in the state’s history, half the Victorian Cabinet will be women. Premier Daniel Andrews has today unveiled the new Andrews Labor Government’s Cabinet, which will have 50 per cent women, and 50 per cent of the lead Ministers of Government departments..

Statement From Natalie Hutchins

I would like to thank the voters of Sydenham for electing me for a third term as their representative in Parliament. After an amazing four years as a Minister in the Andrews Labor Government I have decided not to recontest my position in the Cabinet..

Victoria – The Best Economy In The Nation

Victoria has the best performing economy in Australia, boosting businesses and creating jobs in every corner of the state. The latest CommSec State of the States report, released today, shows Victoria’s economic activity during the June quarter was 26.7 per cent above its decade-average –..

Backing Female Footy Players In Williamstown

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Victorian Football League (VFL) and female participation in sport, by providing $1.5 million to upgrade the home of the Williamstown Football Club. Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance Daniel Mulino and Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan today announced..

More Investment And Jobs The Target In Western Victoria

Two centuries of gold mining in western Victoria is set to continue, with six companies investing in the search for copper, gold and other metals in the region, bringing jobs and a boost to local communities. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today announced the companies..

Expanding Mandatory Reporting To Better Protect Kids

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring the safety and protection of children comes first by expanding the list of mandatory reporters. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced the gazettal of additional groups to expand the list of professionals who will be mandated..