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Victorian Council Rate Cap Set At CPI Again

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..

Better School Crossings To Keep Kids Safe

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..

PUTTING CRANBOURNE’S GRASSROOTS ATHLETES FIRST

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…

Supporting Students With Disabilities And Special Needs

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..

Strong Surpluses, Investment In Infrastructure And Jobs

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..

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST: THOMPSONS ROAD UPGRADE STARTS

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..

Responding Faster To Family Violence

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..

TAFE Stronger Under The Andrews Labor Government

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..

Parole Reforms To Puts Victims First And Protect Police

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..

Supporting Young People At Risk

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..

Better Train Services And Information For Passengers

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..

New Laws To Keep Police Killers Behind Bars

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..

Putting The Families Of Victims First

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..

Turnbull Cuts Leave Victorian Public Dental Care In Decay

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..

Record Frontline Police Boost To Keep Victorians Safe

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..

Sweeping Reforms To Crack Down On Youth Crime

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..

‘Be Present’ With Your Family This Christmas

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..