Archives for October, 2021

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Stronger Protections Against Discrimination Introduced

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to protect LGBTIQ+ Victorians against discrimination, with landmark reforms now in effect and further new laws introduced to Parliament today. The Government today introduced the Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021 which will better protect LGBTIQ+ Victorians working..

Laws To Enshrine Safe And Clear Pandemic Responses

The Victorian Government will today introduce news laws that provide a clear and streamlined framework for managing volatile and long pandemics such as COVID-19 – while putting the safety of all Victorians first. Delivering on our commitment to crossbench Members of Parliament, a new pandemic-specific..

Thank You, Victoria

Thanks to the incredible efforts of millions of Victorians who turned out to get vaccinated at lightning speed, Victoria’s lockdown has lifted and the state can now move to relax quarantine rules further. As Victoria powers towards its 80 per cent double-dose vaccination rate, the..

Mental Health Support Through And Beyond The Pandemic

As lockdown ends thanks to the incredible efforts of Victorians stepping up to get vaccinated, the Victorian Government is providing more mental health support for the community as the state recovers from the pandemic. The Government’s 20 pop-up mental health services are now open and..

Save Lives By Saving 000 For Emergencies

Victorians are again being reminded to save Triple Zero for emergencies with the “Save Lives, Save 000 for Emergencies” campaign relaunching to help paramedics respond quicker and save lives. The successful advertising campaign is back after non-emergency calls to Triple Zero (000) increased again in..

Taking It Outdoors: Supporting A Safer Way To Open

The Victorian Government will help businesses and the community breathe new life into local neighborhoods as vaccination progressively delivers greater freedoms across the state from Friday. With summer drawing near and Victorians warming to the promise of a return to bars, cafes and restaurants, new..

Victorians’ Hard Work Means Hitting Target Ahead Of Time

After an incredible effort from Victorians and record vaccination rates, Victoria is set to hit its 70 per cent double dose vaccination target in the Roadmap nearly a week early and significant restrictions are set to be eased. Victoria’s Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan..

Supporting Senior Multicultural Victorians

The Victorian Government is continuing to support seniors from multicultural backgrounds to stay connected to culture and community through grants to help community groups keep activities running. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced that more than 900 multicultural seniors’ organisations will share in..

Permit Overhaul To Make Safe Border Changes

In the most significant overhaul to Victoria’s travel permit system since its introduction in January 2021, fully vaccinated people in New South Wales red zones will soon be able to enter Victoria without facing 14 days’ quarantine – including people who aren’t Victorian residents. The..

Watergardens Upgrade A Win For Commuters

Commuters in Melbourne’s north-west will soon find it easier to find a park with the announcement of 95 new car parking spaces and safety upgrades, to be built on Sydenham Road near Watergardens railway station later this year. The new parking spaces and safety upgrades..

Helping Thousands Of Victorians Buy Their Own Home

The Victorian Government is helping more Victorians buy their own home with the launch of the Victorian Homebuyer Fund (VHF). Stable, affordable housing has always been important, but the pandemic has heightened financial pressures for Victorians and highlighted the value of a having a secure,..

Supporting Our Senior Vocational Education Students

The Victorian Government is making sure every secondary school student whose Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies have been disrupted by the pandemic will receive extra support to complete their certificates. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today..

More Mental Health Nurses To Help Victorians In Need

The Victorian Government is making sure all Victorians experiencing mental health concerns can get the specialised support they need with a boost to upskill and expand the state’s mental health nursing workforce. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino has announced a $23.6 million mental health..

Statewide Mental Health Support For Secondary Schools

Every government secondary student in Victoria can now access vital mental health support at school with the roll out of mental health practitioners to every Victorian government secondary and specialist school now complete. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the roll out of the..

Victoria Goes It Alone To Back Construction Industry

The Victorian Government is backing construction businesses most affected by lockdown restrictions with a $196.6 million package of cash grants for thousands of operators as the industry prepares to reopen next week. The new support package will provide a one-off payment to eligible businesses, including..

Tree Planting Underway For Cooler, Greener West

More than 30,000 trees will begin going into the ground across Melbourne’s west this month, creating green canopies and cooler outdoor spaces. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the first grants through the Victorian Government’s More Trees for a Cooler, Greener..