Archives for November, 2021

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Local Voices To Preserve Victoria’s History

The Andrews Labor Government is preserving Victoria’s past with the Local History Grants program, making the state’s rich history and the lived stories behind it more accessible to all Victorians. Minister for Government Services Danny Pearson today announced $350,000 for the program which will support..

Supporting Multicultural Community Infrastructure

The Andrews Labor Government is helping build new, accessible spaces where Victoria’s multicultural communities can celebrate their history and culture. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today invited community organisations to apply for grants of up to $500,000 to upgrade, renovate or build community facilities…

Victorians Urged To Be Wary Of Fake Tradies

With warmer weather approaching, Victorians are being reminded to make sure any building or maintenance work they’re seeking to undertake is completed by a legitimate, qualified tradesperson. Consumer Affairs Victoria received more than 129 reports of fake tradies during the past financial year. Consumers lost..


The Andrews Labor Government is boosting ambulance resources in Taylors Lakes, making sure paramedics have the facilities and support they need to quickly respond to local emergencies and save lives. The new 24-hour ambulance branch on Kings Road, in Taylors Lakes will feature a four-bay..

Addressing The Root Causes Of Crime Through Community

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support projects that tackle the causes of crime through the Building Safer Communities Program. Councils, not-for-profit groups and other specialist organisations are encouraged to submit locally driven projects for the next round of grants, with up to $300,000 of..

Stronger Laws For Victim-Survivors Of Sexual Violence

The Andrews Labor Government will overhaul the way sexual offences are reported and dealt with – announcing major reforms that make it clear there is no place for sexual violence of any kind in Victoria. In response to key recommendations from the Victorian Law Reform..

More Elective Surgery To Resume

More elective surgery will resume in Melbourne and Geelong from Monday, with current COVID hospitalisation numbers allowing for a safe and modest restart of non-urgent elective surgery in the private sector. Private hospitals and day procedure centres in Melbourne and Geelong will be able to..

Cultural Review Of Victorian Prisons Begins

Prison staff, people in custody and community members can have their say as part of the independent review of Victoria’s prison system culture, with submissions opening today. The Andrews Labor Government commissioned the review into the culture of public and private prisons to help drive..


The Andrews Labor Government is making kindergartens in Sydenham more inclusive for children of all abilities, with upgrades to early childhood education centres and specialist equipment to help improve learning outcomes. Natalie Hutchins MP today announced the opening of the second round of grants in..

Make Your Voice Heard At Victoria’s Youth Parliament

Young Victorians are being encouraged to have their say on issues that matter to them at next year’s YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament. Minister for Youth Ros Spence today opened applications for the 2022 Youth Parliament program and called on young people from across the state..