The Andrews Labor Government has set the cap on Victorian council rate rises at 2 per cent, matching the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2017-18. The cap was also set at CPI last year – the first year Victorian councils operated under a rate cap..
Archives for December, 2016
The Andrews Labor Government is keeping children safe while travelling to and from school with a new funding model for the School Crossing Program. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan announced that the School Crossing Program would have certainty with 50/50 funding between..
The Andrews Labor Government is putting Cranbourne families first by building state-of-the-art new sports facilities. Jude Perera MP, Member for Cranbourne announced today the Casey Indoor Leisure Centre is set to benefit from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund by receiving a $650,000 grant…
Schools across Victoria will be better equipped to support more students with disabilities and special needs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Inclusive School Fund. Round two of the Fund will see 24 schools sharing in $3.6 million, which helps schools build new..
Victoria’s economic position remains strong with the 2016-17 Budget Update showing Victoria’s economy growing above trend as the Andrews Labor Government continues to deliver the infrastructure, jobs and services Victorians need. The Budget Update tabled today by Treasurer Tim Pallas shows that in 2016-17, Victoria..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping more local families access kindergarten closer to home through a major investment in children’s centre infrastructure. Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today announced that Casey Council will receive a $1.6 million capital grant to create a brand-new..
The Andrews Labor Government has started construction of Stage 1 of the Thompsons Road Upgrade in Melbourne’s south east. The $175 million upgrade will remove the level crossing on the Cranbourne line in Lyndhurst with a six lane bridge to be built over the railway..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorians experiencing family violence connect to support services faster. The Government is investing $1.7 million in a new Risk Assessment Report Portal to replace faxed referrals, that will capture more accurate information about individual cases and ensure a faster..
The Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in training and TAFE is having a huge effect, with TAFE’s market share growing by more than five per cent in the first six months of 2016. Student satisfaction with training is also turning around, in line with the..
The Andrews Labor Government has passed legislation that ensures anyone who murders a police officer and those who don’t reveal the location of their victim’s body will not be released on parole. The changes to the Corrections Act 1986 will ensure those people who kill..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping children and young people who display problem sexual behaviours receive more support. The Government is investing $7.51 million for Sexually Abusive Behaviour Treatment Services to 12 agencies delivering this service including a boost of $2.45 million to expand the..
The Andrews Labor Government is considering a market-led proposal to upgrade telecommunications on Melbourne’s train system to improve services and provide better information for passengers. The proposal would see an upgrade to the metropolitan train network to 4G technology, supporting extra services, more timely and..
The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce new legislation to ensure that any person who murders a police officer is not released on parole. The changes to the Corrections Act 1986 will ensure those people who kill police officers, either on duty or in connection..
The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce new legislation to ensure anyone who doesn’t reveal the location of their victim’s body will never get parole. The changes to the Corrections Act 1986 create a presumption against parole when a person is convicted of taking a..
More than 60,000 disadvantaged Victorians are in danger of missing out on urgent public dental treatment as a result of more health cuts from the Turnbull Government. Earlier this year the Turnbull Government signalled it would pull the plug on a funding partnership with the..
The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria Police with the largest single investment in the history of the force – funding thousands of new police to fight crime. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton and Police Association..
There will be longer detention periods, more intensive control programs, and a new offence targeting adults who use kids to commit crime under sweeping reforms to the youth justice system being undertaken by the Andrews Labor Government. Measures announced today by Premier Daniel Andrews, Attorney-General..
The Andrews Labor Government and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) today launched a pre-Christmas appeal to motorists to keep each other safe ahead of the festive season. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined senior representatives from the Transport Accident Commission, VicRoads and..