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App Maps Give Victorian Hunters More

It’s now easier for Victorian hunters to find out where they can legally hunt across the state with the release of the Andrews Labor Government’s new electronic hunting maps

New Dedicated Trains For Standalone Suburban Rail Loop

The Suburban Rail Loop will be a twin-tunnel, standalone line that will fully integrate into our existing public transport network, and include a dedicated fleet of quick, high-tech trains to transform how Melbourne moves

Helping Parents Keep Their Precious Cargo Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promise to provide Victorian families with free, expert child car seat fittings and safety checks to keep their little passengers safe.

More Opportunities To Study Hindi

More students across the state will be able to study VCE Hindi, no matter where they are, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government initiative to broaden choice and quality of VCE subjects.

Victoria’s Big Build To Ramp Up Over Summer Months

Victoria’s Big Build will ramp up over the summer months as a record amount of work is carried out on some of the biggest transport projects in Victoria’s history, with works from December through to February.

VCE Modern Language Assessment To Be Made Fairer

The Andrews Labor Government is making VCE modern Language assessments fairer. The new changes announced by the Minister for Education James Merlino enable differentiation between students who have spoken a language as a ‘first language’ or are learning it as a ‘second language’.

More Call-Takers To Help Victorians In Need

The Andrews Labor is boosting the state’s emergency response capability, with 20 additional jobs created for the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) to help to keep Victorians safe in emergencies, focusing predominately on police calls.

New Laws To Modernise Appeals In Victoria

Under the new law, when a person is found guilty by the Magistrates’ or Children’s Court and seeks to appeal their conviction, the County Court will no longer have to hear all evidence again to reach a new decision, eliminating the need for a new—or de novo—hearing.

Grants Help Victorians Get More Active, More Often

Sport and recreation organisations helping Victorians get involved in regular activity have received a major boost through funding allocated under the Andrews Labor Government’s Together More Active program. 

Four Preston Level Crossings To Go

Early works to remove four dangerous and congested level crossings, build two new stations and a two kilometre stretch of elevated rail in Preston will start next year.

New Laws For Local Government

The Andrews Labor Government is improving democracy, accountability and service delivery in Victoria’s 79 Councils, with the new Local Government Bill 2019 introduced into parliament today.