Archives for December, 2017

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Outstanding Victorian Aboriginal Leaders Honoured

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal leaders who have made a profound contribution to their local communities and to Victoria. Nine Aboriginal Victorians were inducted into the 2017 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll at a celebration held in Melbourne last night. Now..

Calling For Big Ideas To Improve Life At Work

Organisations that can make a difference to the mental health of Victorian workers are encouraged to apply for grants as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s new WorkSafe, WorkWell initiative. The $17 million WorkSafe, WorkWell improvement fund will provide grants to community, employee and industry organisations that come up..

Bertocchi Expansion To Create More Than 700 Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a major expansion of Bertocchi Smallgoods that will create more than 700 new jobs in Victoria. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Bertocchi’s Thomastown factory today to announce support for its $46.7 million expansion to increase sales..

Victorian Mums And Bubs Healthier And Safer

Victorian mothers, babies and children are now healthier and safer, with a new report showing a significant improvement in their health. The Victoria’s Mothers, Babies and Children report by the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity, shows that Victoria is closing the gap on..

Victoria’s Economy Powering Ahead

The Victorian economy is strong and growing, as confirmed in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget Update released today. The Update shows that Victoria will deliver an operating surplus of $1.7 billion in 2017/18, with forecasts across the forward estimates revised up to an average of $2.2 billion. Supported..

Boosting Jobs And Manufacturing In Geelong

Three Geelong businesses have been able to transform their operations, buy new equipment, employ extra staff and retain their current workforce thanks to $2.3 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry Ben Carroll today visited Flat Glass Industries Geelong, which, thanks to the..

Getting It Done: Millions Of Dollars For Victoria’s Libraries

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local libraries, with another $4.5 million in grants to help them flourish. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz visited Ivanhoe today to announce a $750,000 Living Libraries Infrastructure Program (LLIP) grant toward the development of the Ivanhoe Library and..

Almost 320,000 New Victorian Jobs In Three Years

Victoria’s tremendous jobs growth shows no sign of slowing with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirming today that nearly 320,000 jobs have been created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. This is the highest employment growth in Australia in both absolute and percentage..

New Commissioner To Advance Journey To Treaty

Victoria has taken another historic step towards treaty with the appointment of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner. Acting Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Luke Donnellan today announced the appointment of Jill Gallagher AO to the position. Ms Gallagher is a highly respected Victorian Aboriginal leader who..

West Gate Tunnel Contracts Signed, Construction Starts In Weeks

Construction of the West Gate Tunnel will begin next month, with the Andrews Labor Government today signing contracts to build the vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Builders CPB/John Holland today began moving into a construction compound in Footscray, where they’ll begin work on..

Reconnecting People With Training And Jobs

Early school leavers and the long-term unemployed living in Melbourne’s west will have more access to the training and support they need to get a job thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today visited Westgate Community Initiatives Group..

Making Victoria’s Legal System Fairer

The Andrews Labor Government is making access to legal services fairer with a $8.9 million boost for Victorian community legal centres. Funding grants have been allocated to 38 individual community legal centres who successfully applied for grants under the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, the..

Helping Diverse Communities Tackle Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is helping culturally diverse Victorians escape family violence with $10.5 million for a range of community-led prevention programs and specialist support services. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced the package today, which responds to recommendations of the Royal Commission into..