Archives for May, 2021

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Backing Victorian Businesses And Their Workers

The Victorian Government is backing businesses most affected by the seven-day circuit breaker action, including operators in the hospitality, retail, events and creative industries with further targeted support. Victorians and Victorian businesses are doing the hard thing, but the right thing – keeping their doors shut..

Vaccine Roll Out To Expand To All Victorians 40 And Over

The Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination program will again expand in Victoria to include everyone aged 40 years and over. From Friday 28 May, more than half of all Victorians will be eligible to receive either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines – helping protect themselves, their..

Additional COVIDSafe Measures To Keep Victorians Safe

As public health officials work to pinpoint the source of these latest cases, additional COVIDSafe measures will be put in place across Greater Melbourne to help keep Victorians safe. On the advice of public health experts, from 6pm tonight private gatherings in the home will..

Better Outcomes For Victims And Young People

Reforming financial help for victims of crime, ensuring young people remain connected and holding repeat offenders to account are among the measures in the Victorian Budget 2021/22 aimed at keeping our state safe. Victims of crime will be supported through a $54.6 million investment that will..


The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs and caring for the people of Sydenham.   The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will support an average of 38,000 jobs every year over the next four years, while also investing in the care, services and infrastructure our community needs.  We’re building the roads we need now,..

Rebuilding Victoria’s Forensic Mental Health System

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in forensic mental health services with a major upgrade of Thomas Embling Hospital. The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will invest $349.6 million to deliver an additional 82 secure mental health beds and supporting infrastructure, while also supporting new jobs. These..

Protecting Women And The Ones They Love From Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its historic investment in addressing family violence and helping victim survivors and the ones they love find safety and support. The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will deliver $44.1 million to support children affected by family violence and sexual assault, including..

Supporting Victorians In Financial Stress

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorians experiencing financial stress with the expansion of the Good Money program, which delivers no-interest loans and financial advice – providing a safe alternative to dodgy payday lenders and loan sharks. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan..

New Fine For Businesses Flouting QR Code Requirements

Victorian businesses found intentionally flouting the Chief Health Officer’s rules – such as the requirement to use QR Code systems – will be slapped with a new $1,652 on-the-spot fine. Venues and facilities are required to maintain an electronic record-keeping system for all visitors –..


The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in the west with an unprecedented $5 million to plant half a million trees in Melbourne’s western suburbs including Brimbank and Melton. Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins MP said the new plan will provide shade to reduce..


Two grassroots sport clubs and organisations in Sydenham are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $3,000.00 from the Victorian Government. Member for Sydenham, Hon Natalie Hutchins MP today announced the latest..

Restrictions Ease For More Victorian Businesses

Density quotients of one person per two square metres will soon be lifted for small-to-medium sized venues across the state – but Victorians need to keep playing their part to help us stay safe and stay open by checking in using the Victorian Government QR..

More Ambulances, More Paramedics And More Beds

As we continue to recover from the global coronavirus pandemic, the Andrews Labor Government is putting more paramedics and ambulances on the road and ensuring health services are equipped to meet the unprecedented levels of demand we’re seeing across the country.  The Victorian Budget 2021/22..

New Laws To Make Schools Safer For Everyone

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian schools the power to ban aggressive and violent parents from entering school grounds, to protect students and staff. Minister for Education James Merlino today introduced the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Protection of School Communities) Bill 2021, delivering on a key recommendation from..

Delivering Even More Police To Keep The Community Safe

The Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in Victoria Police will see an additional 396 frontline officers deployed to where they are needed most across the state over the next 12 months. Acting Minister for Police and Emergency Services Danny Pearson joined Chief Commissioner Shane Patton..