Archives for February, 2017

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Construction is now underway to remove the dangerous and congested Melton Highway level crossing. Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins visited the new site office today, which will serve as a base for up to 300 workers throughout the project The Melton Highway level crossing is..

Next Step In Treaty Talks

The next stage of a treaty with Aboriginal Victorians will be a two day state-wide meeting in late April where it is expected that the structure of a representative body to negotiate will be decided. This follows an agreement on a road map to treaty..

Victoria Opposes Cuts To Penalty Rates

The Andrews Labor Government has opposed the Fair Work Commission decision to cut Sunday and public holiday rates in the retail, hospitality and accommodation sectors. The decision affects award-reliant, low paid workers, including young workers and women who make up more than half the workforce..

Call Centre Code Ensures Fairness

A revised Call Centre Code which will operate as a benchmark for the call centre industry has been announced by the Andrews Labor Government. The code directly applies to government operated call centres and private sector organisations contracted to the government to provide call centre..

Monitor Files Report Into Central Goldfields Shire

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has noted efforts to deal with issues within the Central Goldfields Shire Council raised in a report by municipal monitor Bill Jaboor. Ms Hutchins has written to the Council this week acknowledging its work to address its governance issues..

Fairness And Consistency For Victoria’s Public Sector

The Andrews Labor Government  has today introduced legislation that will ensure greater fairness in public sector enterprise bargaining. The Fair Work Bill (Commonwealth Powers) Amendment Bill 2016 corrects an anomaly brought about by a decision of the Federal Court in 2015 which allowed some public..

Residents To Have Their Say On Local Council Performance

More than 27,000 Victorians will be able to have their say on their council’s performance this month as part of  Local Government Victoria’s annual Community Satisfaction Survey. The phone interviews with residents will be comprised of a number of questions about the council’s performance over..