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Firing Economy Attracts Strong Private Investment

Investor confidence in Victoria’s economy remains strong with private capital expenditure up 8.6 per cent over the year to June, compared with a national fall of 3.0 per cent during the same period. The latest data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released today..

More Than 200 Illegal Monkey Bikes To Be Destroyed

A Brunswick-based company caught selling banned monkey bikes will pay a hefty $10,000 fine and be forced to destroy the bikes at its own expense. Consumer Affairs Victoria took action in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court against Big Aussie Deals after investigations revealed that the company..

Older Victorians Celebrated At Victorian Seniors Festival

The Victorian Seniors Festival is set to return in October for its 35th year, to celebrate the more than a million Victorians over 60 who make such a valuable contribution to our society. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced that the..

Better Training To Identify And Support Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding training at Victorian public hospitals to help staff better identify and support patients experiencing family violence. Acting Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Jenny Mikakos today officially opened the 2017 Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence forum and..

Economic Growth Above Trend For Two Consecutive Years

ANZ’s Stateometer report released today shows Victoria is the only state economy in Australia that has grown above trend for two consecutive years. According to the report, housing, the labour market and trade were all positive contributors to the index in the quarter. The report..

MAKING MEN TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE

The Andrews Labor Government is making Cranbourne safer by expanding programs that make men who have committed family violence take accountability for their actions and stop abusing women and children. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP announced $516,438 for family violence programs and referral services,..

Helping Renters Make A House Into A Home

The Andrews Labor Government is giving renters the security of a long-term lease as part of its plan to make housing more stable and affordable for Victorians. The Residential Tenancies Amendment (Long-Term Tenancy Agreements) Bill 2017 will pave the way for new long-term tenancy agreements..

Making Men Take Responsibility For Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria safer by expanding programs that make men who have committed family violence take accountability for their actions and stop abusing women and children. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced more than $12.4 million for family..

Helping Young Victorians Turn Their Lives Around

The Andrews Labor Government is helping young ex-offenders – and young people at risk of offending – find a job, stay out of trouble and turn their lives around. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today visited..

More Support To Keep Women And Children Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping thousands of women and children leave family violence and set up safe homes. More than 5000 additional survivors of family violence can access packages up to $10,000 – up from $7000 – which can be used to cover costs..

Helping Every Victorian Benefit From Our Jobs Boom

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s largest businesses to break down barriers to employment and ensure no Victorian jobseeker gets left behind. Speaking at the Victorian Jobs Partnership today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced JobsBank – a Victorian-first initiative that will provide..

Good Oral Health For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is developing a new action plan to improve the oral health of Victorians and reduce the gap in oral health outcomes for people that are at higher risk of oral disease. The Parliamentary Secretary for Health Gabrielle Williams today announced consultation..

$5.9 Million Program To Keep Kids In School

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting all of the recommendations of the Victorian Ombudsman’s report on government school expulsions to help Victorian principals and teachers keep more kids in school and out of trouble. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a new $5.9 million..

Improving Health And Wellbeing Support For Principals

Better mental health support will be the first priority in a plan to improve the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s more than 1,500 government school principals. Minister for Education James Merlino today released a discussion paper to engage Victorian principals on a strategy to boost..

MORE HOUSING SUPPORT IN OUR LOCAL AREA

Community and homelessness organisations in our local area will share in over $27 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to provide housing for vulnerable Victorians. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today announced that that Community Housing Limited, (Windermere, WAYSS and the Victorian..

Breaking The Cycle Of Abuse

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening treatment services for young people who show sexually abusive or concerning behaviour and present risks to other children. More than $5.7 million will help 11 agencies across Victoria deliver Sexually Abusive Behaviour Treatment Services for the next three years…

New Pathways To Leadership For Victorians With Disability

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorians with a disability to become leaders in their local community. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today opened applications for a range of scholarships and development opportunities, as part of the Disability Leadership Program. Run in..

Review Into Victoria’s Gas And Electricity Markets Released

The independent panel investigating Victoria’s gas and electricity retail markets has recommended a range of measures to drive down power prices, protect consumers and put people first. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate change welcomed the release of the Independent Review into the Retail Electricity..