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..
Archives for March, 2017
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,..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
More people in the East will be able to attend specialist doctor appointments in the comfort of their home or local health service thanks to a new telehealth project at Eastern Health. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane today announced that Eastern Healthwas among..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..