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Taylors-Kings roads, Delahey

Ms HUTCHINS — In addition to this, our investment in the Taylors Road–Kings Road roundabout removal is on track. It is the intersection between the three key seats in the west — Sydenham, Koroit and St Albans — and I know the members of Koroit and St Albans are pleased to..

Workers Win Right To Portable Long Service Benefits

Workers in community services, security and contract cleaning now have access to portable long service benefits for the first time, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 has passed the Victorian Parliament, making long service benefits available to workers..

Equal Pay Day Boost For Working Parents

The Andrews Labor Government is building stronger career pathways and helping working parents in the public service achieve a better work life balance. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced $278,000 for ‘Grace Papers’, an online support program which will be implemented in the Victorian..

Promoting Respect And Equality In Media Reporting

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Our Watch to improve media reporting on family violence and violence against women as part of its work to change harmful and sexist attitudes. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced a grant of..

After-Hours Outreach Program To Support Youths

Youth workers and police officers will target and prevent youth offending in Melbourne’s north-west and south as part of a 12-month pilot program funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Victoria Police at Werribee Police Station today to launch the..

Prevention Of Family Violence Bill Passes Upper House

Victoria has enshrined the prevention of family violence in law, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Prevention of Family Violence Bill 2018 has passed the Upper House, formally establishing the newly created Respect Victoria as a Statutory Authority. Respect Victoria is an organisation dedicated..

Respect Women: Call It Out Campaign Returns

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up its bystander campaign to call out the attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence. Minster for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today launched the second round of the Labor Government’s campaign, Respect Women: Call It Out…

Australia’s First Gender Equality Bill: Have Your Say

The Andrews Labor Government is enshrining gender equality in law for the first time in Australian history. The draft Gender Equality Bill (2018) proposes that Victorian Government departments, the public sector and local governments achieve gender equality through quotas, action plans and reporting. According to the International..

Preventing Family Violence In Melbourne’s Outer East

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today visited Casey and Cardinia Councils to announce almost $200,000 in funding to support..

Supporting Stolen Generation Survivors To Heal

The Andrews Labor Government is helping survivors of the Stolen Generation and their families reconnect and heal from the trauma of the past. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins visited Connecting Home Limited (CHL) in Collingwood today to announce $975,000 to deliver a range of..

Boosting Self-Determination In Western Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving Aboriginal community facilities in Western Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced a grant of $1 million for Budja Budja Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd (Budja Budja) for capital works and upgrades, and a grant of..

Boosting Self Determination In Brunswick

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities at the Aboriginal Community Elders Services Inc. (ACES) in Brunswick. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced that ACES has received a grant of $470,010 for capital works and upgrades. ACES was..

Women Leaders Gather To Stop Sexual Harassment

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support initiatives to stop sexual harassment in Victorian Workplaces. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today joined other women leaders to launch Not in My Workplace. Not in My Workplace is a collective of senior women leaders working together..

Boosting Self Determination For Aboriginal Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced that Tyntyndyer Homestead Incorporated, Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation, Njernda Aboriginal Corporation and Murray Valley Aboriginal Cooperative have all received grants. The..

Boosting Self Determination In The Mornington Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving Aboriginal community facilities across the Peninsula. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced a grant of $50,000 for the Aboriginal Corporation for Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Indigenous Artists and a grant of almost $33,000 for..

New Regulations To Oversee Labour Hire Industry

The Andrews Labor Government today released draft regulations to support the new Labour Hire Scheme that will protect the wages and conditions of some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins called on those involved in the labour hire industry to..

Young Victorians Challenge Gender Inequality

Applications have opened for a new program to engage young people in promoting gender equality. The Andrews Labor Government is funding the Foundation for Young Australians with $400,000 to run Ideally, a grants and mentoring program. Ideally offers young Victorians the chance to create an ideal world for..

Helping Aboriginal Organisations Flourish

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal organisations to build or repair community facilities to meet the needs of their community. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced the 2018/19 Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program (ACIP) application process was open and invited Aboriginal organisations to..