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Planning Revamp To Boost Economic Recovery And Jobs

Improving the efficiency of Victoria’s planning system will help make sure our state’s recovery isn’t held back by bureaucratic red tape or unnecessary delays. As businesses reopen and people get back to work, the Andrews Labor Government will invest $111 million to unlock Victoria’s planning..

Massive Boost For Court Capacity

Like all of us, our justice system has had to do things differently this year – which means our courts haven’t been able to move through cases as quickly as they normally do. That’s why the Victorians Budget 2020/21 delivers major investments in new courts..

Help Where It’s Needed: Supporting Victorians With Disability

As our state recovers stronger and fairer, we need to make sure every Victorian has the support they need. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will invest an unprecedented extra $1.9 billion to make sure Victorians with disability are supported – including our youngest Victorians. A nearly..

Building A Better Health System

The health of those we love is the most important thing – and the Andrews Labor Government is making sure more Victorians can get the care they need, with an unparalleled investment in healthcare close to home. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver $9 billion..

Putting The Mental Health Of Victorians First

This has been the toughest year many of us have ever lived through. As we begin our state’s slow recovery, this year’s Budget invests in the health and wellbeing of our loved ones, by continuing the fundamental rebuild of Victoria’s mental health system. The Victorian..

Putting People At The Heart Of Our Economic Recovery

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victoria’s greatest asset at the centre of its economic recovery – its people. The global pandemic has shaken economies right around the world – Victoria included. But our success in driving down cases means that we are in a..

Attracting Investment For Victoria’s Recovery, And Building It Here

Attracting international investment will be critical to creating and protecting more Victorian jobs. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 invests more than $300 million to help draw more overseas investment, support local industries and create jobs here in Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government’s International Investment Strategy is..

Helping Small Business Recover And Grow To Create Jobs

Many small business owners have had to put their plans on hold this year. We want to make sure they can come back stronger than ever before, investing billions of dollars to back local businesses and grow local jobs. Our support continues in the Victorian..

Keeping Victoria Moving And Creating Jobs As We Recover

As Victorians start to head back to work, visit family and friends across the state, and head out on a well-deserved break, our transport network will only get busier. To keep Victoria safe as the state moves towards COVID Normal, the Andrews Labor Government is..

Making Victoria A Renewable Energy Powerhouse

Spending more time at home this year has meant more expensive bills for many families. The Andrews Labor Government will help hundreds of thousands of Victorian families drive down their energy costs, while supporting thousands of new Victorian jobs. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will invest..

Supporting Victorians To Train, Retrain And Find Opportunity

Real recovery from this pandemic will rely on supporting Victorians to train, retrain and find new opportunities. The Andrews Labor Government will help more Victorians find their path to a job, with $1 billion to ensure Victoria has the training and skills system it needs..

Jobs For Victorians

A decent job is worth more than just a pay cheque. It’s about creating security and certainty for you and the people you love most. As we rebuild from this pandemic, the Andrews Labor Government wants to make sure more Victorians can rely on a..

A Budget That Puts People First

Unprecedented. Tough. Unrelenting. There’s plenty of ways to put it – but 2020 has been a year like no other. As we begin our recovery, we need a Budget like no other too. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers an unprecedented investment to rebuild our state..

Building The Future Our Kids Deserve

With kids back in the classroom, the Andrews Labor Government wants to make sure our students have the gyms, libraries and learning spaces they deserve. That includes delivering the biggest single boost to school infrastructure in the state’s history, bringing the total investment on improving..

New Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct Expansion Open

An expansion of the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct is delivering on the Victorian Government’s plan to build a modern, secure youth justice system that supports the rehabilitation of young people and keeps staff and the community safe. The 32-bed expansion has been operational since mid-2020..

Delivering More Mental Health Support For Young Victorians

Construction of a new $11.9 million Youth Prevention and Recovery Care centre in Melbourne’s north west is underway, bringing community-based treatment one step closer for young people with mental illness. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino and Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Sheena Watt today..

Putting The Mental Health Of Victorians First

This has been the toughest year many of us have ever lived through. As we begin our state’s slow recovery, this year’s Budget invests in the health and wellbeing of our loved ones, by continuing the fundamental rebuild of Victoria’s mental health system. The Victorian..