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..
Archives for July, 2015
Mr Dalidakis was elected to Parliament as Member for Southern Metropolitan Region at the 2014 election. He has previously worked at Deloitte, operated his own small business and was CEO of the Victorian Association of Forest Industries. He is married with three children and loves..
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..
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..
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..
Thirteen community organisations will receive a total of almost $2 million through the Victorian Legal Services Board (VLSB) 2015 grants round for projects that improve education and access to legal services. Attorney-General Martin Pakula said the grants will help fund projects that aim to improve..
Bruce Billson must start pressuring Tony Abbott to fund the Frankston Basketball Stadium upgrade, Minister for Sport John Eren said. The Victorian Government has committed $2.5 million towards the project and Frankston City Council is contributing $4 million, but the important upgrade remains in limbo..
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..
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,..
The Andrews Labor Government recognises the importance of the junior exploration and miners to the resources sector and the businesses that depend on its growth and success. The Labor Government is supporting the growth of the resources sector by helping junior exploration and mining companies..
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..
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 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…
Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of The Hon Andrew McIntosh as the new chairperson to the Victorian Legal Aid (VLA) Panel of Independent Reviewers. Mr McIntosh replaces His Honour John Nixon, former Judge of the County Court, who is stepping down from the..
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..
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..
The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the biggest ever investment in women’s participation in sport by an Australian State Government. Today, The Minister for Sport, John Eren, joined some of Victoria’s top female sports stars to announce applications for the Labor Government’s Female..
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..