Archives for February, 2022

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Test Isolation Payment To Close

Tomorrow will be the final day for Victorians who have taken a PCR test to be eligible to claim the Test Isolation Payment. Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Martin Pakula today announced that the Victorian Government’s Test Isolation Payment is closing due to Rapid..

A Safe And Sensible Return To The Office As Mask Rules Ease

As hospitalisation rates decline and third dose vaccination rates increase, a number of sensible changes to pandemic orders and public health recommendations in Victoria will come into place at 11:59pm on Friday 25 February 2022. The public health recommendation for Victorians to work or study..

Wirkara Kulpa Aboriginal Youth Justice Strategy Launched

Building on efforts to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children and young people in the justice system, the Victorian Government has today unveiled Wirkara Kulpa, Victoria’s first Aboriginal Youth Justice Strategy. Wirkara Kulpa has been written for and by Aboriginal children and young people to..

Density Limit, Dancefloor & QR Code Restrictions To Ease

With hospitalisation numbers and community transmission decreasing and more than half of Victorians aged over 16 now vaccinated with three doses, a number of common-sense restrictions and recommendations in place during the state’s Omicron surge can be safely eased. From 6pm Friday, 18 February as..

Prison Program Gives 500th Greyhound A New Leash On Life

Tarrengower Prison is celebrating the rehabilitation of its 500th foster greyhound, ‘Boston’ – trained through a program giving four-legged companions and prisoners a new lease on life. Minister for Corrections Natalie Hutchins visited the minimum-security women’s prison today to mark the Greyhound Adoption Program’s (GAP)..

Historic Laws Passed To Decriminalise Sex Work

The decriminalisation of sex work was last night enshrined in law, ensuring sex workers in Victoria have the same protections and recognition as any other worker in the state. The Sex Work Decriminalisation Act 2022 will address persistent discrimination and stigma experienced by sex workers..