Archives for November, 2015

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365 days ago, the Victorian people gave us the greatest privilege of all: the rare chance to make a real difference in the lives of Victorian families. And we haven’t wasted a single day. From our first day in office when we declared an end..

Boost To Counter Terrorism Force To Keep Victoria Safe

Victoria’s counter terrorism capability will almost double, with the Andrews Labor Government today announcing a major boost in resources for Victoria Police to investigate and help prevent terrorism. Under a $49.4 million package, Victoria Police will hire 88 counter terrorism specialists, including 40 dedicated sworn..

First Labour Hire Inquiry Hearings Open In Mildura

Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins has welcomed the first hearings of the Victorian Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Employment, which began in Mildura today. The inquiry, chaired by RMIT Law Professor Anthony Forsyth, is investigating the practices of labour hire companies, insecure work,..

Fifteen Aboriginal Victorians Inducted to Honour Roll

Fifteen outstanding Aboriginal leaders have been inducted into the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll at a ceremony in Melbourne. The only honour of its kind in Australia, the 2015 ceremony marks the fifth year of the Honour Roll, with a total of 79 Aboriginal Victorians inducted…

Funding To Breathe New Life Into Nagambie Library

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has today announced $90,000 toward a major refurbishment of the Nagambie Library. Officially opening the redeveloped Violet Town Library, also a recipient under the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, Ms Hutchins said funding for Nagambie would go to creating a..

Second Round Of Interface Funding Opens

New community facilities in Melbourne’s outer suburbs will have another chance to receive funding, under the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Interface Growth Fund. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins said Melbourne’s ten Interface councils were invited to apply for funding for the..

Federal Government Cuts Cost Victoria’s Local Councils $118 Million

The tabling of the Victoria Grants Commission’s annual report has revealed the damage inflicted by the Federal Coalition Government’s cuts to funding for local councils. The report shows that Victoria’s 79 councils have been denied an estimated $17 million in Financial Assistance Grants in 2014-15,..