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Education, Tourism And Jobs As Premier Visits India

Tourism, international education, business and investment opportunities are on the agenda this week as Premier Daniel Andrews makes his first official visit to India. Mr Andrews will visit Delhi and Bengaluru during his three-day tour of one of Victoria’s most valued trade partners and tourist..

Australian Open Bigger And Better Than Ever

The world’s attention will once again shift to Melbourne this week as the 2018 Australian Open kicks off. Minister for Sport John Eren today joined tournament officials, ball kids and tennis champions, including former World number one Billy Jean King, to officially launch the event…


Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Lawson Poole Reserve Cricket Oval, with the announcement of funding through the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund – Cricket Facilities. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today announced $100,000 funding to upgrade facilities at Lawson..

Upgrades For Melbourne’s Historic Train Stations

Passengers are set to benefit from better facilities as Melbourne’s iconic stations receive much needed accessibility, safety and security upgrades. Acting Premier James Merlino today joined Acting Public Transport Minister Luke Donnellan at Flinders Street Station to inspect work on a new direct entrance to..

Victoria’s India Strategy: Doubling Trade And Creating Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to double the value of Victoria’s annual goods exports to India to almost $1 billion over the next decade. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future ahead of his first official visit to India..

Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness

The Andrews Labor Government is working to break the cycle of homelessness by intervening early, getting rough sleepers housed quickly and strengthening support services to keep vulnerable people off the streets. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today visited Ozanam House in North Melbourne to announce..

$7 Million Research Boost To Fight Cancer

Leading Victorian researchers will share in $7 million of grants to continue the fight against cancer, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced the 14 successful recipients to be supported through the latest Victorian Cancer Agency funding round…

Keeping Our Childcare, Kinders Safe And Up To Scratch

The Andrews Labor Government has cracked down on more than 60 dodgy childcare providers over the past year for failing to provide the high quality education and care Victorian kids deserve. The crackdown has seen more than 1,200 investigations conducted into long day care, family..

Turnbull’s GST Rip-Off Must Be Scrapped

The Turnbull Government’s decision to delay its final report on cutting Victoria’s $1 billion GST share, is yet another desperate attempt to avoid scrutiny. Malcolm Turnbull’s proposed GST cut for Victoria would have a major impact on our state’s public services and is the equivalent..

Right-Hand Lane Truck Ban Trial On Monash Freeway

Trucks are to be banned from the far right-hand lane on the Monash Freeway in a trial to improve safety. From Monday 5 February, restrictions will apply to trucks travelling in both directions on the Monash Freeway between Huntingdale Road, Mount Waverley and Jacksons Road,..