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More services are being added to the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines as the new metropolitan train timetable commences this week thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Passengers can now access ‘turn-up-and-go’ on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines to Dandenong, with trains running every 10 minutes..

Delivering Trains Every 10 Minutes On The Cranbourne Line

Locals in Melbourne’s south-east will have more trains, more often with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a $750 million upgrade of the Cranbourne line and planning for a new rail link to Clyde. Only Labor will build the rail projects our growing suburbs..

Massive Boost To Construction Work In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s strong infrastructure pipeline is driving a building boom, with construction work completed in Victoria growing by a massive 18.6 per cent over the year while the national total fell. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today confirms construction work undertaken in..

Sun Sets On Dodgy Property Developers

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victorians buying property off-the-plan from delay tactics used by some property developers to rip people off. The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2018 will restrict the use of sunset clauses without the purchaser’s consent. The changes mean off-the-plan contracts..

More Nurses And Midwives To Care For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce landmark legislation that will enshrine stronger nurse and midwife to patient ratios – guaranteeing an extra 600 nurses and midwives across our public hospitals. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined hard-working nurses and midwives..

More Help For New Parents And Young Families

Thousands more new mums and dads will be able to access dedicated support to help them get through their first years of being a parent thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Currently, families experiencing challenges and who need an extra helping..

Preventing Family Violence In Melbourne’s Outer East

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today visited Casey and Cardinia Councils to announce almost $200,000 in funding to support..

Cutting-Edge Academy To Revolutionise Cancer Surgery

The Andrews Labor Government is building an Australian-first academy to train surgeons from here and abroad to use revolutionary medical robots for minimally invasive surgery. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced $2 million to help the Australian Prostate Centre build the new international centre..


High school students across the state will soon be able to finish school with an apprenticeship or traineeship, ready for work in high demand and high growth industries, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera announced that the Government’s new Head..

Free Public Transport On Vietnam Veterans’ Day

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for more Victorians to pay their respects this Vietnam Veterans Day, with free public transport to the Shrine of Remembrance and local commemoration services. Veterans and war widows are encouraged to wear their medals, and members of..

Celebrating The Achievements Of Victorian Children

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating Victorian children by holding free and fun activities as part of Children’s Week 2018. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today invited not-for-profit organisations and local councils to apply for funding to help cover the costs of hosting..

Protecting More Victorians From Measles

Victorians will be better protected from the deadly threat of measles thanks to a suite of vaccination reforms being introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccination would soon be accessible just by visiting the local pharmacy..

Locking In Minimum Pay Rates For Tip Truck Owner Drivers

Tip truck owner-drivers working on new government contracts will receive mandatory minimum pay rates for the first time thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced that the mandatory minimum rates would apply to all Victorian Government construction projects where contracts are..

Women Leaders Gather To Stop Sexual Harassment

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support initiatives to stop sexual harassment in Victorian Workplaces. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today joined other women leaders to launch Not in My Workplace. Not in My Workplace is a collective of senior women leaders working together..

Local Jobs First Now The Law

The Andrews Labor Government’s flagship local jobs policies have been enshrined in law with the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (Local Jobs First) Amendment Bill passing Parliament today/tonight. The Bill mandates minimum local content on major projects, including a 90 per cent minimum on construction projects..

Works Continue On The Cranbourne Line

Cranbourne line passengers will experience a more robust, reliable and frequent service thanks to one of Melbourne’s biggest ever upgrades to a working rail line. We know there are delays and cancellations on the Cranbourne line, which is why the Andrews Labor Government is undertaking..

World-Leading Pilot For Students With Disabilities

More than 100 schools across Victoria are taking part in a world-leading pilot to better assess the learning needs of students with disabilities and additional needs. Minister for Education James Merlino today unveiled the trial of the revolutionary approach to understanding the educational needs of..

Ambulance And Surgery Wait Times At Record Lows

The Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in Victoria’s health system is saving lives and giving people the care they need when they need it most. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today met hard-working paramedics in Westmeadows to release..