Ten outstanding Aboriginal leaders who have worked tirelessly for their communities have been inducted into the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll at a ceremony in Melbourne. The Honour Roll celebrates the wide ranging achievements of Aboriginal people, past and present. The 2016 ceremony marked the sixth..
Archives for November, 2016
The Geelong Citizens’ Jury has delivered its recommendations for a future Geelong Council to the Andrews Labor Government. The process has put residents at the forefront of the decision making process, letting them have their say about how their new council should be designed. The..
The Andrews Labor Government is creating new laws, upgrading courts and giving police the tools they need to hold perpetrators of family violence to account and put victims first, as part of the landmark 10-year Family Violence Strategy. The Labor Government will introduce new laws..
The Andrews Labor Government will review laws regulating owner drivers and forestry contractors to ensure a stronger and fairer system which puts safety first. Economic pressures on the industry through the supply chain have forced some drivers into unsafe practices. This has been further exacerbated..
Residents in the City of Hume will gain $6.12 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to build and improve community projects as population in the area grows. The funding is part of the $50-million Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) designed to provide crucial facilities..
The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled its first major decision as part of the reform of the Local Government Act requiring all councils by law to develop four year plans with their communities. The change will give residents more say in their council’s priorities, services..
New data shows Victorian councils have substantially improved their waste services by recording a large reduction in the number of missed bin collections and successfully diverting more waste from landfill. Overall, councils improved on more than a third of the performance measures, just one year..
The Andrews Labor Government has accepted the recommendations of a Parliamentary Committee on the introduction of Portable Long Service Leave in the community services, security and contract cleaning industries. Employees in these sectors are often unable to continue working for a single employer long enough..