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 –..
Archives for October, 2018
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Only a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will overhaul our rail network to deliver fast rail to the regions and more metro services to our growing suburbs. We said we’d repair the damage from successive Liberal Governments taking the axe to regional rail, and we are…
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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,..
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..
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..
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..