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Improving Women’s Safety At Night In The CBD

An innovative partnership in Melbourne to improve safety for women and gender diverse people travelling into the city at night will be supported by the Victorian Government. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins joined Lord Mayor Sally Capp to announce a $193,000 grant from the..

Supporting A Safer Corrections System

The Victorian Government has commissioned an independent review into the culture of Victoria’s prison system to help drive a safer, more inclusive environment for all staff. The review will also ensure Victoria’s custodial corrections system continues promoting rehabilitation, reducing recidivism, and catering to the needs..

New Resource To Protect Older Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting training for aged care staff to help them recognise the signs of elder abuse, and step in to stop it. Speaking today at the Victorian Government’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke..

Improving Community Safety In Brimbank

Community safety in Brimbank will be improved with support from the Victorian Government to help address the root causes of crime. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins today announced the City of Brimbank will be the first local government Crime Prevention partner as part of..

Extra Cash Support For Melbourne Businesses

The Victorian Government will provide additional support for businesses in greater Melbourne who continue to be affected by necessary health restrictions. After two weeks of Victorians doing the right thing, we are now in a place where we can continue to ease restrictions and reopen..

Statement From The Acting Premier

Make no mistake – our collective efforts over these past few weeks have changed the course of this outbreak. As individuals, as families and as a community, we have again done an incredible thing: protecting our state with grit, guts and determination. Thanks doesn’t seem..

Aspiring Drivers Given Priority Access To Online Learner Test

Thousands of prospective learner drivers from across the state will be able to take their learner’s permit test anytime, anywhere thanks to the accelerated roll-out of the new Learner Permit Test Online. More than 10,000 aspiring young drivers who have had their learner’s test postponed..

Support Extended For Victorian Businesses

The Victorian Government will double existing support payments for businesses affected by the extension of the circuit-breaker restrictions. Victorians are joining together and keeping their doors closed to safeguard the community and the economy in the long run – we appreciate the efforts and sacrifices..

Statement From The Acting Premier

We now have 60 local cases and more than 350 exposure sites. And a variant of the virus that is quicker and more contagious than we’ve seen before. To date, the approach has been to track the spread through friends, family and workmates. People spending..

Vaccination Blitz To Keep Vulnerable Settings Safe

The Victorian Government is taking immediate action to keep people who live in residential disability settings, private aged care residents and staff safe with a vaccination blitz to ensure workers in these vulnerable settings are protected against coronavirus. From Wednesday 2 June to Sunday 6..

Backing Victorian Businesses And Their Workers

The Victorian Government is backing businesses most affected by the seven-day circuit breaker action, including operators in the hospitality, retail, events and creative industries with further targeted support. Victorians and Victorian businesses are doing the hard thing, but the right thing – keeping their doors shut..

Vaccine Roll Out To Expand To All Victorians 40 And Over

The Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination program will again expand in Victoria to include everyone aged 40 years and over. From Friday 28 May, more than half of all Victorians will be eligible to receive either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines – helping protect themselves, their..

Additional COVIDSafe Measures To Keep Victorians Safe

As public health officials work to pinpoint the source of these latest cases, additional COVIDSafe measures will be put in place across Greater Melbourne to help keep Victorians safe. On the advice of public health experts, from 6pm tonight private gatherings in the home will..

Better Outcomes For Victims And Young People

Reforming financial help for victims of crime, ensuring young people remain connected and holding repeat offenders to account are among the measures in the Victorian Budget 2021/22 aimed at keeping our state safe. Victims of crime will be supported through a $54.6 million investment that will..

CREATING JOBS AND CARING FOR SYDENHAM

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs and caring for the people of Sydenham.   The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will support an average of 38,000 jobs every year over the next four years, while also investing in the care, services and infrastructure our community needs.  We’re building the roads we need now,..

Rebuilding Victoria’s Forensic Mental Health System

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in forensic mental health services with a major upgrade of Thomas Embling Hospital. The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will invest $349.6 million to deliver an additional 82 secure mental health beds and supporting infrastructure, while also supporting new jobs. These..

Protecting Women And The Ones They Love From Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its historic investment in addressing family violence and helping victim survivors and the ones they love find safety and support. The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will deliver $44.1 million to support children affected by family violence and sexual assault, including..