Victorians are being urged to get tested for sexually transmissible infections (STIs), with new figures showing a concerning drop in STI notifications and testing during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Andrews Labor Government will establish an Australian Institute for Infectious Disease in the heart of Melbourne’s renowned Parkville biomedical precinct to lead the fight against future pandemics. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will include an investment of $155 million towards the $550 million institute, with..
More vets will be supported to offer the very best care to Victorian pets, with the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Animal Welfare Fund Grants. The program has already provided more than $2.9 million to not-for-profit animal shelters, foster care organisations and community vet..
In a major victory for fishers and boaters around the state, two landmark pieces of legislation have passed in the Legislative Council, delivering on election commitments to establish a dedicated fund for boating and make sure people can access more camping spaces. New laws to..
Landmark research bringing together the voices of almost 5000 older Victorians will guide the care, support and services needed for Victorians to age well. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the Ageing Well in a Changing World report, which identifies what..
This has been the toughest year many of us have ever lived through. As we begin our state’s slow recovery, this year’s Budget invests in the health and wellbeing of our loved ones, by continuing the fundamental rebuild of Victoria’s mental health system. The Victorian..
Some of the state’s favourite camping destinations are now open for bookings over the peak summer season with new and improved facilities thanks to the Victorian Government’s Great Outdoors program.
This has been the most challenging experience many of us will have ever lived through. We’ve had to stay home and spend time away from those we love the most in order to stay safe.
This year, parents – but mostly mums – have had to juggle work and childcare and kids learning from home. Even now with students back at kinder and school, we know that balancing act isn’t any easier.
The Andrews Labor Government is reactivating the creative state, with an impressive season of art, music and entertainment this summer and beyond to support our creative industries and take experiences outdoors.
Victorians are being encouraged to take a break in their home state as part of a multi-million-dollar campaign to back our local tourism industry – and the thousands of jobs it supports.
The Victorian Government is going in to bat for community cricket again with local clubs and councils now able to apply for funding to develop new or upgrade existing cricket facilities across the state.
One of the world’s largest lithium-ion batteries will be built at the Moorabool Terminal Station, to boost the state’s energy reliability, drive down electricity prices and support Victoria’s transition to renewable energy – as well as creating local jobs as we take steps towards a COVID normal.