Archives for October, 2018

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Victoria – The Best Economy In The Nation

Victoria has the best performing economy in Australia, boosting businesses and creating jobs in every corner of the state. The latest CommSec State of the States report, released today, shows Victoria’s economic activity during the June quarter was 26.7 per cent above its decade-average –..

Backing Female Footy Players In Williamstown

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Victorian Football League (VFL) and female participation in sport, by providing $1.5 million to upgrade the home of the Williamstown Football Club. Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance Daniel Mulino and Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan today announced..

More Investment And Jobs The Target In Western Victoria

Two centuries of gold mining in western Victoria is set to continue, with six companies investing in the search for copper, gold and other metals in the region, bringing jobs and a boost to local communities. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today announced the companies..

Expanding Mandatory Reporting To Better Protect Kids

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring the safety and protection of children comes first by expanding the list of mandatory reporters. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced the gazettal of additional groups to expand the list of professionals who will be mandated..

Helping Vulnerable Households Save On Energy Bills

The Andrews Labor Government is connecting Victoria’s most vulnerable households with energy brokerage services, helping them to save up to $600 per annum. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Energy Brokerage Pilot, which will be delivered in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence..

Backing Victoria’s Space Industry

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the next generation of space entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions and technology for the space industry. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced $100,000 for Moonshot – a Victorian-based accelerator focused on helping grow the global space..

Delivering The First Stage Of A New Melton Hospital

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will start planning for a new Melton Hospital to give locals a 24-hour public hospital close to home. Melton is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia and only Labor will make sure locals have the very best, affordable..

Liberals’ Plan To Cut Family Violence Services

Matthew Guy and the Liberals have today confirmed they will cut funding to family violence services if they win the next election, putting women and children at risk. A recent media report states: Prevention of family violence spokeswoman Georgie Crozier said the opposition would consider..

Giving Sons And Daughters Of The West A Big Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is giving a big boost to a flagship program helping more local men and women enjoy the benefits of healthy and active living and tackle issues like mental health. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced a $800,000 boost for the..

Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In Macedon

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in Macedon. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced more than $180,000 in funding for local government programs that will help keep the women and..

Women Doing More Than Half The Work For Free

Victorian women are doing most of the state’s unpaid work, at a cost of more than $205 billion, new data has revealed. Preliminary analysis by Deloitte Access Economics has revealed unpaid work is equivalent to 50 per cent of Victoria’s Gross State Product (GSP) in..

Young Women Leaders Pave The Way In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is backing young Victorian women to reach their leadership potential. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today welcomed 27 women to the second year of the Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders Program. The program gives women between the ages of..

Over 100 Victorian Aboriginal Leaders Now Honoured

Nine inspiring Aboriginal leaders have been inducted into the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll at a ceremony last night in Melbourne. The Honour Roll celebrates the achievements of Victorian Aboriginal people, past and present. This year marks the eighth year of the Honour Roll, with more..

Wurundjeri Given Full Control Of Galeena Beek Properties

The Andrews Labor Government has given full control of three properties in Healesville to the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins visited the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council today to give them full control and ownership the properties,..

Victoria Launches A New Framework For Closing The Gap

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new framework to help close the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians.  Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins joined members of the Victorian Aboriginal community to launch the new Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2018-2023. As the Federal Government..

Morwell Makes Room For ‘Her Place’

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the lives of ten Victorian women with a new exhibition in Morwell. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins and Member for Eastern Victorian Region Harriet Shing today announced Her Place Women’s Museum has brought one of its unique pop-up exhibitions..

Respect Victoria Becomes Independent Prevention Authority

Resources to stop family violence were strengthened today with the official establishment of Respect Victoria as an independent statutory authority. The new agency, which opened on 1 August, will lead the state’s prevention efforts in changing the attitudes, social norms and culture that result in..