The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in at risk Victorian youth and children, by announcing opportunities for two new Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage. From 16 July 2018, applications will be sought from organisations to develop programs that improve engagement and education outcomes for vulnerable..
The Andrews Labor Government’s strong financial management has been recognised yet again, with Victoria maintaining its triple-A rating with international credit agency Moody’s Investor Services. Moody’s latest report on the Victorian economy said the rating was attributable to a number of positive factors including “a..
Malcolm Turnbull is set to short-change Victorians yet again, this time slashing Victoria’s GST allocation by as much as $1.6 billion. The Turnbull Cabinet is expected to meet today and sign off on the Productivity Commission’s final report into horizontal fiscal equalisation. New analysis has..
The Andrews Labor Government has now removed 25 dangerous and congested level crossings, with drivers in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs benefitting from a faster, smoother and safer journey over a new Thompsons Road overpass. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke..
The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian schools extra resources to support students with disabilities and ensure every child, no matter their background or circumstance, gets a great education. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced each Victorian government school will share in more than..
Thousands of children will have the opportunity to learn another language while attending kindergarten, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. To kick off this initiative, Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today encouraged parents, teachers, service managers and those in kindergarten communities to join..
Police will no longer need court approval to get DNA samples from adults suspected of having committed an indictable offence under new powers to be introduced into parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Justice Legislation (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2018 streamlines powers..
The transformation of the Monash Freeway has reached another milestone, with expressions of interest now underway to build the $711 million second stage of the project. Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said motorists make more than 470,000 trips on the corridor..
Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today visited St Thomas the Apostle to officially open the Schools new learning areas This project benefited from a $1.5 million investment of the Andrews Labor Government. It is one of the many Victorian schools benefiting from the Labor..
Three new specialist forensic vehicles are ready to hit the road to give police investigators faster access to critical information at major crime scenes, including terrorism incidents. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to unveil the $2 million mobile trucks, funded by..
The Andrews Labor Government is toughening up laws targeting the state’s most serious young offenders on parole by introducing electronic monitoring and other measures to better protect the community. In a Victorian first, electronic bracelets will be used to better monitor young offenders and ensure..
Cranbourne drivers can look forward to some welcome relief, with more than 30 kilometres of new lanes opening on the Monash Freeway this week – under budget and two months ahead of schedule. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP to announce..
Passengers on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines will have more comfortable and reliable trains, more often thanks to the biggest rail corridor upgrade in Victoria’s history. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will provide $572 million to deliver further upgrades to Melbourne’s busiest rail corridor –..
Ambulance response times are the best in nine years thanks to record Andrews Labor Government investment into our ambulance services. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services today released the Victorian Health Services and Ambulance Victoria Performance Data for the March quarter, which also showed improved..
The Andrews Labor Government will deliver more trains, more often on three metropolitan lines while it gets on with removing the remaining level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong. The Labor Government is undertaking the biggest public transport overhaul in Victoria’s history and with previous infrastructure..
Twenty-eight new schools accommodating more than 15,000 students will be built and planned for in the fastest growing parts of the state, giving families peace of mind that their kids will be able to go to a great local school, close to home. The Victorian..
All Victorian households will receive a $50 bill busting bonus if they seek out a better electricity deal on Victoria’s Energy Compare website, potentially saving them hundreds of dollars. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $48 million in the Power Saving Bonus – which is..