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Victoria First State To Pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws

The Victorian Parliament this afternoon passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after a comprehensive, historic and passionate debate in both lower and upper houses. The legislation will now go through an 18-month implementation period before it comes into effect in June 2019. Victorians living with..

Giving Every Child The Chance To Succeed

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring kids with disabilities get the support they need and don’t get left behind with a new package of measures to make our education system fairer. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Early Childhood Education..

Making Things Fair – Slashing Power Bills For Victorians

Almost three hundred thousand Victorian households will see their power prices slashed by up to 28 per cent next year, saving them hundreds of dollars off their electricity bills. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today to announce a new set of..

Taking Action To Protect Family Violence Victim Survivors

Victim survivors of family violence will be better protected under new Victorian laws coming into force tomorrow to support the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme. The new Domestic Violence Order Scheme was created to ensure that in future domestic violence orders made in any state..

Saving Lives: Getting SafeScript Done In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has taken another step in setting up Australia’s first large-scale prescription monitoring system, with the appointment of an IT specialist to build Victoria’s cutting-edge SafeScript system. With intimate knowledge of the Australian medical and pharmacy sector, and a proven track record..

Victoria Goes Orange For A Future Free Of Violence

The third annual Victoria Against Violence campaign begins today, challenging the attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence and violence against women. Acting Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Jill Hennessy will mark the start of the campaign by joining Rosie..

VICTORIA’S ECONOMY LEADING THE NATION

Victoria’s economy leads the nation with gross state product for 2016-17 growing 3.3 per cent in real terms, the highest growth of all Australian states. Victoria’s State Final Demand was the strongest in the nation at 3.9 per cent – a direct reflection of the..

Countering Violent Extremism To Keep Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen preventative detention laws as part of a suite of measures to counter violent extremism and keep Victorians safe. The Government today released the second report into Victoria’s counter-terrorism laws, following a review led by former Chief Commissioner of Police..

LIBERALS SECRET PLAN TO CUT VITAL SERVICES IN CRANBOURNE

Matthew Guy and the Liberals planned ‘Commission of Audit’ will once again see funding ripped out of Cranbourne’s schools, hospitals, transport and other services if they win the next election A recent media report states: “If Matthew Guy wins the election and becomes premier next..

CAMPS AND EXCURSIONS FUND AT RISK FROM LIBERAL CUTS

The Andrews Labor Government’s School Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund that is doing so much to support students is at risk from the Liberal cost audit. The Liberal Party have proposed a ‘Commission of Audit’ that will once again see funding ripped out of Cranbourne’s..

A Right Word At The Right Time Could Save Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to help people make long-lasting health and lifestyle choices with the launch of a new preventative health campaign. The Labor Government has partnered with Alfred Health to develop the ‘Right Word. Right Time’ campaign designed to put health..

State-Of-The-Art Tanker Joins Victoria’s Firefighting Fleet

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out a new fleet of state-of-the-art heavy tanker firefighting trucks ahead of the upcoming summer fire season. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the new fleet of ‘Unimogs’ is part of the Labor Government’s $32..

Victoria’s Finances And Economy In First-Rate Shape

The first official financial report for the 2017-18 financial year shows Victoria’s economy is strong and growing, with a quarterly operating surplus of more than half a billion dollars. The 2017-18 Quarterly Financial Report No. 1, tabled in Parliament today by Treasurer Tim Pallas, shows..

No Jab No Play Changes To Crack Down On Rogue GPs

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on rogue medical practitioners who make false statements about a child’s ability to be immunised with tough new No Jab No Play requirements. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos will today..

11 MCG’s Of New Open Space For Communities To Enjoy

As work gathers pace to remove every single level crossing between Caulfield and Dandenong, plans for 11 MCG’s worth of new open space have been unveiled to create new vibrant precincts in the south east of Melbourne. Raising parts of the Cranbourne/Pakenham line will not..

Victorias’s First Driverless Bus Now On The Road

Victoria’s first driverless shuttle bus will transport students around La Trobe University in Bundoora following support from the Andrews Labor Government. The Autonobus has brought together world-leading experts in automated vehicle technology in a trial which will help shape Victoria’s transport future. The trial will..