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Caring for our carers with more respite and support

Victorian carers will be able to get the practical support they need with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to increase respite care hours and support services for carers. Only Labor will make sure carers get the help they’ve asked for with $49.5 million to fund..

Better Mental Health Care For Our Emergency Workers

Emergency workers will be able to access mental health support the moment they need it, with the introduction of provisional acceptance payments for mental health injuries under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. The massive changes to our WorkCover system will be informed through a twelve-month..

Mount Tarrengower Tower Upgrade On Schedule

The Andrews Labor Government is improving conditions for fire lookout observers by upgrading Mt Tarrengower Lookout tower. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at the lookout today to get an update on the progress of works at the Tower..

Victoria Forces Retailers To Come Clean With Consumers

Energy retailers will be required to advise consumers on the best energy offer available to them under strong new rules announced today. The changes are the result of the independent review of the Victorian retail energy market commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government to drive..

Building Victoria’s Largest Virtual Power Plant

The Andrews Labor Government will help fund Victoria’s largest virtual power plant, as part of a major investment in microgrid technology across Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that $4.5 million would be provided to Origin Energy to develop a $20 million cloud-based..

More Funding For Community Landcare Volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than $2.8 million to help support community volunteers and young people protecting Victoria’s biodiversity. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio joined Member for Eltham Vicki Ward at Eltham Woods Preschool to announce 180 successful grant recipients across Victoria. As..

Landmark Plan To Guide Victorian Parks And Reserves

The Andrews Labor Government will work with Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners to jointly manage 10 parks and reserves in Gippsland as part of Victoria’s first Joint Management Plan (JMP). Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners today launched the JMP, which will deliver opportunities..

Major Funding Boost To Protect Victoria’s Biodiversity

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver almost $35 million in grants for targeted, grassroots biodiversity action as part of the biggest funding boost in Victoria’s history. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio unveiled funding for 89 new biodiversity and marine environment projects today to mark the..

Statement On VEAC Central West Investigation

The Andrews Labor Government thanks VEAC for their work to date on their Central West Investigation and notes the release of their draft recommendations into these areas of public land. These forests and reserves have been loved over many years for walking, camping, and other..

New Microgrid Funding For Multi-Tenanted Buildings

The Andrews Labor Government is helping households and businesses in multi-tenanted buildings cut their energy costs through a new investment in microgrid projects. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio was at Brunswick Town Hall today to announce a $980,000 grant towards the Ovida Community Energy Hub..

World Leading Environment Protection For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has passed new laws that strengthen the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) – giving the regulator the powers and tools it needs to stop pollution and protect Victoria’s environment. The Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018, which passed the Victorian Parliament today, transforms..

Premier’s Sustainability Award Finalists Announced

he Andrews Labor Government has announced the finalists in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today revealed the shortlist for the awards, which recognise individuals, communities, organisations, governments and businesses across Victoria that are driving a sustainable future. This year’s..

New Microgrid Program For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government will fund a $3 million grant program to help grow the new energy technology sector in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the Latrobe Valley Microgrid Grant Program, which will help accelerate the uptake of renewable energy..

Cutting Power Bills With Solar Panels For 650,000 Homes

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will help Victorians save around $890 a year on their power bills with half price solar panels at no up-front cost. Jeff Kennett and the Liberals privatised Victoria’s power industry, promising competition would lead to cheaper electricity prices, but the..

Funding Boost For Local Recycling Facility

The Andrews Labor Government will provide more than $1.1 million to fast-track industry-upgrade projects in Victoria’s recycling sector. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that three recycling companies would share in the funding to help improve the quality of processed materials. The Recycling Industry..

Powerline Bushfire Safety Rollout Continues

The Andrews Labor Government is providing $10 million in grants to continue the rollout of technology that will help prevent bushfires caused by powerline faults. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced non-government high voltage customers will be eligible for grants of up to $250,000..

New Appointments To Waste And Resource Recovery Board

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed 25 directors to Victoria’s seven Waste and Resource Recovery Groups. The Waste and Resource Recovery Groups are implementing the Labor Government’s Recycling Industry Strategic Plan with local councils across Victoria. The 25 directors, including nine reappointments, commenced their roles on 1..

Victoria Holds Firm On Renewables

The Andrews Labor Government has withheld support on the proposed National Energy Guarantee until it supports lower bills, lower emissions and more renewable energy jobs for Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio moved with other jurisdictions to postpone approval of the NEG at today’s COAG..