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Helping Sporting Clubs And Associations Through The Pandemic

The Victorian Government is supporting state sport associations, state sport and recreation bodies and regional academies get through the pandemic with support from the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence announced more than $12.7 million in grants have been..

More Business Support Funds Flowing

Funds are flowing through to businesses in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria as we continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic, with grants of $5,000 for 24,000 eligible businesses – totaling $120 million – out the door. The first batch of these additional payments to metropolitan..

Fast-Tracked Mental Health Support For Victorians In Need

Victoria’s mental health system will receive nearly $60 million in an additional boost to get more Victorians support when they need it – now and after the pandemic is over and its effects are still being felt – as we continue to work together to..

Supporting Students Through The Pandemic

For Victorian students in their final years of school, as well as their parents, carers, families and teachers – this has been a year like no other. That’s why the Victorian Government is announcing more support for VCE students and further mental health resources for..

More Support For Young People In Brimbank

Pasifika young people and their families in the west will have access to more support following a funding boost from the Victorian Government. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins announced $400,000 in funding for two programs aimed at providing early interventions and mentoring for Pasifika..

Statement From The Premier

03 August 2020 Yesterday, we asked Victorians to make some big sacrifices. Big, real and meaningful sacrifices. Today, sadly, we need to ask the same of Victorian businesses and Victorian workers. As Premier, I’ve spent every day fighting for workers and fighting for jobs. I..

Research Boost To Better Understand And Treat Coronavirus

The Victorian Government is backing cutting-edge medical research projects to better understand, prevent and treat coronavirus. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford announced the seven beneficiaries of the Government’s $5.5 million COVID-19 Research Fund, which will support continued jobs growth..

New Milestone For Treaty Negotiations

The Victorian Government and the First Peoples’ Assembly will today hold their first official negotiating meeting, marking a historic moment on Victoria’s path to Treaty. In keeping with Stay at Home restrictions, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams will meet virtually with Assembly Co-Chairs Geraldine..

Supporting Aboriginal Communities Through Coronavirus

The Victorian Government is continuing to help Aboriginal communities deal with the coronavirus pandemic, with funding now available to develop local responses. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams called for expressions of interest in the $10 million Aboriginal Community Response and Recovery Fund. Funds will..

Victorian Workplace Manslaughter Laws Now In Effect

Workplace manslaughter is now a criminal offence in Victoria with tough new laws introduced by the Victorian Government coming into effect today. Negligent employers now face fines of up to $16.5 million and individuals face up to 25 years in jail, sending a clear message..

‘Hot Zone’ Residents Urged To Get Tested At New Sites

Residents living in Victoria’s ten restricted postcodes are urged to get tested for coronavirus this week – with new sites being setup as part of a massive effort to prevent further spread of the virus throughout the community. In less than a week teams have..

Funding Boost For LGBTIQ Family Violence Prevention

A new program is being developed to help prevent family violence against people from LGBTIQ communities, thanks to a funding boost from the Victorian Government. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced $95,000 in funding for La Trobe University’s Rainbow Health..

Greater Safety For Victorians With Disability

Victorians with a disability will have greater protections thanks to new safeguards introduced by the Victorian Government, which commence today under the new Victorian Disability Worker Commission. The safeguards are part of the Government’s zero-tolerance approach to neglect and abuse of people with disability, developed..

Getting Behind Regional Tourism Businesses – And Families

The Victorian Government is backing regional accommodation businesses affected by the lockdown on some metropolitan suburbs with a fund to assist operators who will lose income due to cancelled bookings. More than 300,000 Melburnians living in 10 postcodes are subject to strict stay at home..

New Ministry To Focus On Jobs

Three new members of Cabinet have today been sworn in, with Natalie Hutchins, Shaun Leane and Danny Pearson joining the Andrews Labor Government Ministry. Formerly Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Natalie Hutchins will again be a determined voice on behalf of victim survivors,..

Supporting A Decade Of Preventing Family Violence

The Victorian Government will keep working towards a Victoria free from family violence with a further three years of support for Our Watch, the national foundation for the prevention of violence against women and their children. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams..

Working With Young People On Youth Employment

Youth employment is the key focus of today’s virtual roundtable as the Minister for Youth Ros Spence joins with young Victorians who are dealing with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Young people and industry experts along with Ms Spence and Minister for Employment..