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Safer Workplaces For The Timber Industry

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring all Victorians are safe at work, with protestors engaging in dangerous activity to face stronger penalties when putting the safety and wellbeing of forestry workers at risk. Introduced to Parliament today, the Sustainable Forests Timber Amendment (Timber Harvesting Safety..

Delivering Stronger Powers To Regulate Gambling

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to ensure the state upholds the highest possible standard of gambling regulation, with legislation to implement further recommendations from the Crown Royal Commission introduced to Parliament today. The legislation will see casino inspectors be given greater access to surveillance..

Businesses To Cut Costs And Emissions With Electric Fleets

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian businesses include Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs) in their fleets, driving down emissions and pollution and cutting operating costs for businesses. All Victorian businesses can now apply for a share of $1.5 million in grants to install Electric Vehicle..

Supporting Apprentices From Classroom To Workplace

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting a TAFE apprenticeship program that gives Victorian apprentices the support they need to navigate the journey from classroom to workplace – and employers the confidence that graduates are job-ready. The Labor Government has invested $12 million through the Victorian..

Helping High-Ability Students Strive For Success

More high-ability students at every government school in Victoria will have support to excel at school and reach their full potential, with more funding for the Andrews Labor Government’s Student Excellence Program. The Victorian Budget 2022/23 invests an extra $37 million to make sure high-achieving..

More Teachers For Victorian Kindergartens

Early childhood workers will be supported to upskill and become kindergarten teachers, thanks to an innovative new partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and the Front Project. Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today launched the new Upskill Program in partnership with the Front Project,..

New App To Tackle Gambling Harm

Victorians experiencing gambling harm will now have access to a new self-help program at their fingertips, thanks to a new app developed by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Funded by a $200,000 investment from the Andrews Labor Government, the free Reset app offers people insight..

Supporting The Salvos’ 2022 Red Shield Appeal

20th May 2022 The Andrew’s Labor Government is building on Victoria’s nation leading work to end family violence with a boost to the Salvation Army’s 2022 Red Shield Appeal. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines today announced a $150,000 contribution to help the..

Victoria’s Greener Infrastructure Set To Take Centre Stage

20th May 2022 Victoria’s nation-leading circular economy will take centre stage in September, showcasing the greener projects being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government’s Big Build. For the first time, the ecologiq Greener Infrastructure Conference 2022 is inviting world leaders in sustainability and governments from..

Pharmacists Join The Children Flu Vaccine Rollout

20th May 2022 With the flu on the rise for the first time in three years, the Andrews Labor Government is helping families stay safe this winter by making it easier for kids to get their annual flu vaccine. Community pharmacists across Victoria can now..

Victoria Leads Nation With Record Jobs Result

19th May 2022 Victoria’s remarkable recovery from the economic impacts of the global pandemic is gathering pace with more people in work across the state than ever before. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today reported that 11,600 extra jobs were created in Victoria last..

Building A Stronger Triple Zero Service For All Victorians

19th May 2022 The Andrews Labor Government will transform our triple zero system to make sure Victorians can get the help they need in an emergency – with more call-takers and dispatchers, better support and training for staff and stronger governance. The Labor Government supports..

A New Partnership Forum To Help Close The Gap

19th May 2022 The Andrews Labor Government has reached another milestone in driving forward nation-leading reform with Victoria’s First Peoples through the creation of a new Partnership Forum for Closing the Gap. The newly elected members of the new Partnership Forum will work with the..

Metro Tunnel Is Hiring: Hunt Now On For Drivers

19th May 2022 More than 100 new drivers are now being recruited to operate additional train services when the new Metro Tunnel opens a year ahead of schedule in 2025. Up to 120 new drivers will undergo an intensive 44-week training program to ensure they’re..

Aboriginal Heritage Council Applications Now Open

18th May 2022 Victorian Traditional Owners are invited to apply for positions on the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council and play a key role in strengthening the protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage. Acting Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ros Spence today opened applications for four positions on..

Supporting Local Football Netball Clubs To End Road Trauma

18th May 2022 The Andrews Labor Government is rewarding community sporting clubs who promote road safety, to help prevent death and serious injury on Victorian roads. After a successful launch in 2021, the Transport Accident Commission Club Rewards Program is giving grassroots football and netball..

More Support For Victorians With Eating Disorders

18th May 2022 More Victorians living with an eating disorder will receive the support they need to recover and live happy, healthy lives, thanks to record investment from the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2022/23 invests more than $20 million to deliver tailored support..

Keeping Vulnerable Communities Safe From COVID-19

18th May 2022 The Andrews Labor Government is supporting frontline council staff across Victoria to keep vulnerable communities safe during the pandemic with a rollout of additional Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs). Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane today announced that the Labor Government has distributed..