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Abbott Government Called on to Rule Out Attack on Victorian Workers

Friday 23 January 2015 The Andrews Labor Government has called on the Abbott Federal Government to rule out an attack on the pay and conditions of Victorian workers, following the accidental release of five Productivity Commission issues papers. The papers, the result of a review..

Labor Announces Royal Commission Into Family Violence

Family violence prevention in the West will get the attention and support it deserves under a Labor Government. Labor recently announced it would establish Australia’s first Royal Commission into family violence if it wins the State Election in November. This is a much needed response..

Andrews: Half Price Car Rego For Apprentices Under Labor

An Andrews Labor Government will halve the cost of car rego for thousands of apprentice tradies so they can afford more tools and training. The Liberals have made life harder for apprentices, scrapping a $5500 tool allowance and closing TAFE campuses across Victoria, which has..

Labor Guarantees Nurse To Patient Ratios In Law

An Andrews Labor Government will ensure our loved ones receive the best care in Victorian hospitals and aged care facilities with groundbreaking new laws. Under Labor, Victoria will become the first state in Australia to have nurse to patient and midwife to patient ratios enshrined..

Labor To Support Camps, Sports And Excursions For Our Kids

More than 222,000 kids will directly benefit from the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund, that will cover the increasing costs of school trips and free up family budgets, under an Andrews Labor Government. Daniel Andrews joined Labor Candidate for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas at the Doxa..

Music Works: Supporting Local Acts And Local Jobs

Declaring Victoria the “music capital of Australia”, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews today announced Music Works: a $22.2 million package to boost development of the local rock music industry and support local jobs. Mr Andrews joined Shadow Minister for Arts and Youth Affairs, Martin Foley, at..

Victorian Labor announces fair go for ratepayers

Victorian Labor will force councils to cap their rates at Consumer Price Index (CPI) and justify any further increases. Councils wishing to raise their rates above CPI must appeal to the independent Essential Services Commission (ESC) and justify any rate increases. Under Labor, councils increasing..

Victorian Labor’s Ice Intervention to Confront Ice Epidemic

An Andrews Labor Government will lay down the first steps to tackle the ice epidemic confronting Victoria’s suburbs and regional and rural towns. Labor’s Ice Intervention will include an Ice Action Taskforce to deliver an Ice Action Plan within the first 100 days of an..

Petition to keep LLENS funding in schools

On top of the devastating cuts to TAFE, the state and federal governments have walked away from their commitments to the Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) that exist across the state. LLENs are amazing facilities that provide links between young people and their potential employers. including those currently..

BUST THE BUDGET RALLY: Sunday 6th July, 1PM

Last week was a pretty big one. Trades Hall organised a rally with over 40,000 workers, put over 100 volunteers on the ground in the marginal seat of Bellarine, and are already started preparing for an even bigger community rally on Saturday 6 July.  ..