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Archives for March, 2017

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VICTORIA’S YOUNG PEOPLE SHAPE THEIR FUTURE

Young Victorians will have even more opportunities to have their say and help shape government decisions, with Victorian Youth Congress applications opening today. The opening of applications were announced today by Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos at the inaugural Youth Summit held at the..

DIGITAL ROUNDTABLE TO FOCUS ON ACCELERATING NEW TECH

Harnessing the benefits of new on-farm technology and ensuring Victoria is at the centre of online and digital innovation will be the focus of the first Digital Roundtable today. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford will chair the roundtable discussion bringing together farmers,..

MORE THAN 3,000 EXTRA CAR PARKS AT STATIONS ACROSS VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is building more than 3,000 extra commuter car parks across Victoria to make it quicker and easier for people to drive to the station and catch the train. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas at..

LABOR KICKS OFF MORE GRANTS TO REVAMP SPORTS FACILITIES

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian clubs, sporting organisations and councils another chance to secure funding to build modern and safer grassroots sports facilities and new multi-sport indoor stadiums. Minister for Sport John Eren today announced that applications are now open for the next..

NEW DRUG COURT TO DRIVE DOWN ICE USE AND CRIME

The Andrews Labor Government has launched the new $32 million Melbourne Drug Court which will make our community safer by driving down ice use and drug crime. Premier Daniel Andrews attended the launch of the Melbourne Drug Court, which was funded through Stage 2 of..

A STRONGER BOX HILL INSTITUTE

Locals in Melbourne’s east will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job thanks to $12 million for Box Hill Institute from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the institute’s Elgar Road..

MINIMUM WAGE MUST RISE TO ADDRESS PENALTY RATE CUTS

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to support low paid workers in our community. The Labor Government has made a submission to the Fair Work Commission annual wage review that focuses on  maintaining a fair safety..

TURNBULL SET TO LEAVE 56,000 VICTORIANS OUT IN THE COLD

The Andrews Labor Government has called on Malcolm Turnbull to end the uncertainty for housing and homelessness support in Victoria. With new data revealing that cuts to the National Affordable Housing Agreement would mean that approximately 56,000 Victorians per year would not be able to..

VICTORIAN SPORTS STARS KICK START ACTIVE APRIL

Every Victorian – no matter their age or ability – is being urged to follow in the footsteps of their heroes and improve their fitness and health ahead of this year’s Premier’s Active April challenge. Minister for Sport John Eren today launched Active April for..

VICTORIA BOLTS AHEAD THANKS TO MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL

Last year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival delivered a record boost to our visitor economy and drew record numbers of visitors to Victoria. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chair Amanda Elliott today to release the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival..

GETTING IT DONE: WORKS START ON SWAN STREET BRIDGE

Swan Street Bridge will be safer and more reliable with improved access to Melbourne’s sports and entertainment precinct as construction gets underway. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan was at Birrarung Marr on the Yarra River today to announce the start of the $30 million Swan..

CHANGES TO BUS ROUTE 605 FOR METRO TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION

The Andrews Labor Government has announced changes to the route of bus 605 to ensure passengers can continue to get where they need to go when work ramps up on the Metro Tunnel. Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport Ros Spence announced the new route for..

UNDERQUOTING TASKFORCE STRIKES AGAIN

A real estate agent has admitted to underquoting more than a dozen properties in Melbourne’s east. Harcourts Wantirna has offered Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) an enforceable undertaking following investigations by CAV’s underquoting taskforce, Taskforce Vesta. In relation to 13 properties, the agency: Admitted to misleading..

ALL OF THE LAUGHS AT THE 2017 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back for another thigh-slapping instalment, bringing the laughs to venues big and small around the city. Today Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley launched the iconic, internationally-renowned event which this year includes 5000 local and international comedians in 550 shows..

FIRST LOW-FLOOR TRAMS FOR MELBOURNE’S HOSPITAL PRECINCT

Low-floor trams will soon service Melbourne’s major hospitals in Parkville, making it easier for staff, patients and parents with kids to get to work, or visit the ones they love. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that from 1 May, accessible trams will..

WORLD-CLASS MONASH CHILDREN’S OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS DOORS

The new world-class Monash Children’s Hospital has officially opened its doors and is ready to care for up to 7000 more sick children every year. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today officially opened the $250 million new hospital that will change..

HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE ENGAGE AND GIVE BACK

Secondary students from over 430 schools will be given the opportunity to volunteer and get involved in their local communities in 2017, thanks to a new round of Advance program funding. Speaking at the Jennings Street School in Laverton today, Minister for Youth Affairs, Jenny..