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New Departments To Deliver A Healthier, Fairer Victoria

As we move into the recovery phase of the pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be separated into two new departments to allow for a dedicated focus on our health system and on the social recovery of our state.

New Check-In System For Businesses Across Victoria

Victorian business owners across the state can now access a free QR Code Service which will help make things easy as we continue our economic recovery. The Victorian Government’s QR Code Service can be used by businesses and venues to keep records of visitors to..

Victoria Supports New Sanctions For Redress Scheme

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the Commonwealth Government’s plans to strip organisations of their charitable status if they fail to join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.   

BUDGET 2020/2021 - BUDGET REPLY

The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers on the investments that will see our community recover – and come back even stronger. As kids get back into the classroom, this Budget delivers the single biggest investment ever in our schools – making sure students have the classrooms, libraries and..

Putting Communities At The Heart Of Our Recovery

With $148 million for local government and suburban development, the Andrews Labor Government will deliver on the projects that matter to local families – at the same time delivering a boost to the state’s economic recovery.

BUDGET 2020/21 - Planning Revamp To Boost Economic Recovery And Jobs

As businesses reopen and people get back to work, the Andrews Labor Government will invest $111 million to unlock Victoria’s planning system, speeding up delivery of vital major projects and boosting construction of social and affordable housing – and the jobs that go with them.

BUDGET 2020/21 - A Fairer Future For Aboriginal Victorians

Building a fairer future for our state means making sure Aboriginal Victorians get the support — and the say – they need and deserve. That’s why this year, we’re delivering Victoria’s biggest investment in Aboriginal communities, ever.

BUDGET 2020/21 - Nation First Ensuring Aged Care Staff-To-Resident Ratios

This pandemic has thrown the safety and wellbeing of our loved ones in some private aged care facilities into sharp relief. That's why, in an Australian first, Victoria will step in and provide $40 million to help cover the cost of introducing minimum staff-to-resident ratios in private aged care – if the Commonwealth Government as the primary regulator and funder of aged care also comes to the table.

BUDGET 2020/21 - Digital Revolution Making Life Easier For Victorians

This pandemic has asked us to rely on technology more than ever, requiring the Victorian Government’s online systems to adapt – fast. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will build on these efforts, making it easier, simpler and faster for Victorians to get the support and services they need online.