Archives for July, 2015

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ESC Draft Report On Rate Capping Released

The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has today handed down its draft report on a council rate capping framework. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins said the report underscored the need for change, after an average rate increase of six per cent every year, for the..

Working Hard To Help Steer The Automotive Sector

The Andrews Labor Government has reaffirmed its support for the automotive sector at an industry roundtable held in Bundoora today. The forum featured discussions to identify the capability and suitability of suppliers to the automotive industry to manufacture products for the caravan industry. Opening the..

Leading Volunteers Urged To Nominate For New Council

The Andrews Labor Government has established a new Ministerial Advisory Council for Volunteers and today called for nominations. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos have called on peak organisations, representatives from corporations with volunteering programs and individual volunteers in Victoria..

Work Expo Preparing Young People For A Bright Future

A new careers expo designed by and for young people was launched today by Minister for Education James Merlino. The Work Expo was developed by young people aged 15-25 participating in the True North Leadership Program at The Huddle. The program is a joint initiative..

Victorians To Set Their Own Limit And Gamble Responsibly

Victorians will be able to track their betting on electronic gaming machines under an Australian-first scheme introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Jane Garrett said the voluntary pre-commitment scheme, YourPlay, will encourage a culture of responsible gambling..

New TAC Chief Executive Appointed

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced the appointment of Joe Calafiore as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). Mr Calafiore as the Head of Community Relations at TAC was responsible for the Commission’s road safety team,..

Funding For South West TAFE To Support Skills And Jobs

An innovative program at South West TAFE will receive $1.6 million in Andrews Labor Government funding to get 270 people skilled up for jobs in growing industries The Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, announced the grant from the Labor Government’s $50 million TAFE..

New Chair For Greyhound Racing Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today confirmed the appointment of Bernie Carolan as the new Chair of Greyhound Racing Victoria. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula said Mr Carolan brought a wealth of experience to his new role and would lead reform across Victoria’s greyhound racing industry…

Minister Visits Worawa Aboriginal College

Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited Worawa Aboriginal College to speak to students and staff about college life. Mr Merlino received a traditional cultural welcome and visited the college’s classroom, boarding house and art gallery. The college, in Healesville, is Victoria’s only Aboriginal school…

Education State Consultation In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is committed to making Victoria the Education State, and all Victorians now have the opportunity to share their ideas on the future of our education system. The Minister for Education, James Merlino, visited BioLAB at Belmont High School last night to..

Tony Abbott Doesn’t Care About Victorian Jobs

The future of shipbuilding in Victoria is under threat and 800 high-skill jobs are at risk, but Tony Abbott is doing nothing to avert this disaster. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio in Williamstown to receive another update on the future..

Funding Boost To Prevent Violence Against Women With Disabilities

Disability sector workers will receive more help and training to prevent violence against women with disabilities, the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Fiona Richardson announced today. Women with Disabilities Victoria will receive a $400,000 funding boost, allowing it to continue its Workforce Development..