The Andrews Labor Government has acted today on its commitment to introduce a fair rates capping system, appointing the Essential Services Commission (ESC) to provide advice on the framework. Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, and Minister for Finance, Robin Scott, today announced the inquiry..
Archives for February, 2015
The effects of the Abbott Government’s attack on penalty rates have been revealed, with hundreds of thousands of Victorian workers set to suffer. As the Productivity Commission continues its review of penalty rates, the Andrews Labor Government has released new figures showing how many Victorian..
The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the Victorian Ombudsman’s report on complaint handling for local councils. Councils and complaints – A report on current practice and issues, tabled today, highlights the gaps in current complaint handling and the expectations of ratepayers and residents. Minister for..
Friday 13 February, 2015 The Andrews Labor Government is committed to achieving reconciliation and addressing the ongoing disparities faced by Aboriginal people across the state. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins reaffirmed this commitment at the Koorie Night Market, held on the seventh anniversary of..
Thursday 05 February 2015 Morwell’s Orana Gunyah Refuge is facing significant cuts, as the Abbott Government prepares to cut millions of dollars in funding that helps people avoid homelessness. The Refuge, funded under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH), provides emergency accommodation and support..
Tuesday 03 February 2015 One in six Victorian workers will be worse off under the Abbott Government’s planned assault on the minimum wage. Despite Tony Abbott saying he was “not interested” in touching the minimum wage, the Productivity Commission will continue its review – under..