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New Centre To Prevent Lone Actor Attacks Unveiled

The Andrews Labor Government has joined Victoria Police to unveil the new Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC), designed to combat terrorist and lone actor attacks and keep the community safe. Specialist police will team up with forensic and mental health experts at the new centre..

Better Information Sharing To Keep Women And Children Safe

Ground-breaking new laws introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to keep women and children safe and perpetrators accountable are now operating in Victoria. The new Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme – a key plank of the Labor Government’s landmark family violence reforms – also enable..

Free Flu Vaccinations To Protect Victorian Kids

The Andrews Labor Government will take action to protect Victorian children from the next flu season after Malcolm Turnbull and the Federal Liberals left our kids in the cold. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the $3.5 million program, ensuring all Victorian families with..


Devon Meadows Tennis Club will be better prepared to manage a medical emergency on and off the park after receiving a defibrillator and training package from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today announced that Devon Meadows Tennis Club was one..

No Increase To Fire Levy For Another Two Years

The Andrews Labor Government today confirmed there will be no increase to the revenue collected from the Fire Services Property Levy (FSPL). Speaking to the Regional Cities Victoria forum today, Treasurer Tim Pallas also confirmed that the Labor Government will continue to provide direct funding..

Getting It Done – Leading The Nation In Job Creation

New data shows more jobs have been created in Victoria since November 2014 than anywhere else in the nation. In that time, Victoria’s employment has been boosted by almost 11 per cent, with more than 316,000 people securing jobs since the Andrews Labor Government came..

New Grants To Boost Social Housing Stock

The Andrews Labor Government is providing grants of up to $200,000 for local governments to help build new, innovative social housing projects. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced the $2 million Social Housing Investment Planning grants program during a visit to..

New Support To Better Protect Our Teachers And Students

Victorian schools will get the support they need to create a safe environment for students and teachers as part of a concerted response to tackle aggressive and violent behaviour in our schools. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Protective Schools Package, a new..

Making Victorian Kinders More Inclusive

The Andrews Labor Government is helping kindergartens upgrade their buildings and playgrounds, and buy equipment to provide a more inclusive environment for children with disabilities and additional needs. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced $6.4 million for the new Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities..


Two Cranbourne residents have been recognised for their outstanding volunteering efforts, during the Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. At Monday’s awards ceremony at Government House, Mrs Sally Ritter received the Leadership award for volunteering in Backpacks 4 VIC Kids, and the team of Cranbourne Regional..

Victoria Leads The Way On Gender Pay Equity

The Andrews Labor Government will bring together key businesses leaders, decision-makers and influencers from across Victoria to tackle gender pay inequity at a landmark conference next month. The Minister for Industrial Relations and the Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced details of the Women@Work..

Turnbull’s Plan To Rip Billions From Victorian Hospitals

Victorian hospitals and patients will be billions of dollars worse off under a plan by Malcolm Turnbull to slash health funding. Once again, Victorians are being dudded by Malcolm Turnbull, with documents released this week confirming plans to short-change Victorian hospitals to the tune of..

Funding Boost To Keep Our Students Safe Online

Thousands more Victorian students will be taught how to stay safe online with the rollout of the successful cyber-safety eSmart program to every school in the state, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James..

Victoria Number One In Exports And Retail Trade

Victoria is leading the nation in retail trade and goods exports – boosting local jobs, businesses and economic growth. New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows Victoria’s goods exports recorded the highest growth among the mainland states, increasing by 12.6 per..

New Custody Officers To Free Up More Frontline Police

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered more than 400 Police Custody Officers (PCOs) who will from this week be deployed at police stations across Victoria to free up police officers so they can return to the frontline and protect the community. The final 30 PCOs..

New Firefighter Recruitment Campaign Launched

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to significantly boost Victoria’s career firefighting numbers – particularly focused on recruiting women. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino joined Victoria’s fire-services chiefs today to officially launch the recruitment drive, which is part of the Labor..

Tackling Bullying To Help Students Be Their Best

The Andrews Labor Government is providing government schools with the tools and resources they need to tackle bullying, improve the mental health of students and help them achieve their best in the classroom. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Victorian Anti Bullying and..