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Melbourne Launches World-Class Free Wi-Fi Network

Victoria has cemented its reputation as Australia’s tech leader with the launch of the country’s largest and fastest free Wi-Fi network across Melbourne’s CBD today. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis joined City of Melbourne’s Chief Digital Officer Michelle Fitzgerald at Southern..


Local residents are set to benefit from a major bus network upgrade, with new and improved routes, more frequent services, and shorter waits. The new and improved network will better connect residents to shopping centres and schools, and make it easier for passengers to catch..

Seeds Of Jobs Growth For Melbourne’s South East

  The Andrews Labor Government is providing new job opportunities for retrenched auto workers in the south east as part of Towards Future Industries: Victoria’s Automotive Transition Plan. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny visited Ball Australia to..

Grants To Keep Our Streets And Communities Safer

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting safer Victorian communities after awarding $800,000 in grants for local projects to help prevent crime. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today congratulated the 141 councils and community groups which received funding as part of the latest round of the..

Work On Fully-Funded Metro Tunnel Begins

Work on the Metro Tunnel – the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history – has begun. Acting Premier and Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, visited the project’s first worksite at Domain today to announce the start of enabling works on the fully-funded $10.9..

Turnbull Government Plans To Slash Education Funding

Victorian students will be worse off under the Turnbull Government’s plans to slash education funding. Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham today flagged through the media his intention to cut funding that supports the most disadvantaged schools and students. Mr Birmingham has provided no report or..

Supporting Clean Energy And Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed the first group of successful recipients of its $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund grants. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that RayGen Resources will receive more than $1 million funding to support the..


Victorian schools will be thriving community hubs with new libraries, sports facilities, performing arts centres and early learning centres to be shared with the whole community under a new Andrews Labor Government initiative. Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne District said the Labor Government’s..

Making Our Schools Thriving Community Hubs

Victorian schools will be thriving community hubs with new libraries, sports facilities, performing arts centres and early learning centres to be shared with the whole community, under a new Andrews Labor Government initiative. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched the $50 million Shared Facilities..


Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan to announce that the Evolution Rail consortium, comprising Downer Rail, CRRC, and Plenary, are the preferred consortium to build Melbourne’s 65 new High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT)…

Boosting Support For Victorian Carers

Victorian foster, kinship and permanent carers will get more support for some of the state’s most vulnerable children thanks to a $19.2 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government announced during national Child Protection Week. Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos said the..

TAKE2 Kicking Goals On Climate Change Action

Victorians are kicking goals when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with more than 180 Victorian-based organisations partnering with the Andrews Labor Government in its climate change pledge initiative TAKE2. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today..

Victoria’s Economy Leading The Nation

Victoria’s state final demand for the financial year 2015-16 has grown by a strong 4.0 per cent, the highest among the states and the strongest result since 2007-08, according to the latest ABS figures. The State’s strong AAA-rated economy also outperformed the national average over..

$87 Million Boost For Family Violence Support Services

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with implementing Family Violence Royal Commission recommendations through further investments in support services for victims of family violence and sexual assault and the appointment of an Implementation Monitor. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos and Minister for..


Cranbourne Secondary College and Cranbourne East Secondary College students will have regular access to a doctor and the healthcare they need at school. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the 100 schools taking part in the Doctors in Schools Program, with Cranbourne Secondary College and..