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Targeting Employers Flouting Workplace Safety Rules

A new workplace health and safety awareness campaign targeting employers who risk workers’ lives is warning they face tough penalties if they do the wrong thing. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy joined Worksafe inspectors today to launch the new ‘More Inspectors. More Inspections.’ campaign..

Energy And Water Support For Victims Of Family Violence

The Essential Services Commission has released a guide for energy and water retailers for Better practice in responding to family violence. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today welcomed the new guide as an important step in addressing the recommendations of the 2016..

Full Steam Ahead For Reservoir Level Crossing Removal

The next major phase of works at the Reservoir level crossing removal site will kick off tomorrow – allowing construction crews to ramp up work and get on and remove this notorious crossing for good. To enable the next phase of works, the High Street..

More Renewable Energy To Boost Jobs And Cut Power Bills

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting renewable energy in Victoria – creating thousands of jobs, putting more energy into the grid and driving down energy prices. The Labor Government will today introduce a Bill into parliament to legislate increasing Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to..

Delivering Clean Energy For The Natimuk Community

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Natimuk – a small Victorian wheat belt town – to reach its goal of being 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by building its own community owned solar farm. Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio..

Funding Boost For Aged Care Research

Older Victorians will receive better care and support to age well, thanks to ongoing research funded by the Andrews Labor Government and led by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI). Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan this week announced $3.6 million over three..

Funding Boost For Free TAFE As Enrolments Surge

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a major funding package to support the huge growth in enrolments that its landmark Free TAFE initiative is driving across Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today announced an additional $11.7 million to..

CAR-T Cell Cancer Therapy to Save Lives

The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments work together to make CAR-T Cell Therapy available to patients CAR-T Cell Therapy is one of the most expensive treatments ever to be brought to Australia More than 95 Victorians are diagnosed with cancer every day The Victorian and Commonwealth..

More Funding For Injured Wildlife

The Andrews Labor Government is helping protect Victoria’s injured wildlife with $470,000 in funding to support wildlife rescue volunteers. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Wildlife Victoria’s headquarters in Abbotsford to meet volunteers and tour the Wildlife Victoria Emergency Response Service call centre. Calls..

Recruitment Drive To Boost Forest Firefighter Numbers

The Andrews Labor Government is recruiting 300 forest firefighters for summer to help keep Victorians safe in the upcoming fire season. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced applications have now opened for men and women to join Forest Fire Management Victoria..

Embracing Victoria’s Many Cultures And Traditions

Multicultural organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to hold cultural events, festivals and exhibitions that celebrate their food and traditions with others in the community. The Andrews Labor Government is making $1.35 million available to eligible organisations to hold events in the first six..

Making Young Worker Safety A Priority

The Andrews Labor Government is urging employers to take care of Victoria’s youngest workers following a spate of workplace injury claims for 15-24-year olds. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy joined WorkSafe Victoria Chief of Business Operations Marnie Williams at Holmesglen’s Futuretech campus, to meet..

Helping Volunteers Keep Port Phillip Bay Healthy

Volunteers improving the health of Port Phillip Bay have received a funding boost to deliver 27 new projects, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The latest round of the Labor Government’s Port Phillip Bay Fund (PPBF) will see volunteer-based community and environmental groups share in almost $830,000..

Happy Feet As New Penguin Parade Visitor Centre Opens

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the future of one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, the iconic Phillip Island Penguin Parade, with a new $58.2 million visitor centre opening today. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio to..

New Large-Scale Solar Guidelines Boost Sector Confidence

New planning guidelines for large-scale solar farms have been released by the Andrews Labor Government to help ensure Victoria’s transition to a clean energy future is planned properly. Acting Minister for Planning Lily D’Ambrosio today released the final Solar Energy Facilities – Design and Development..

Victoria’s Largest Solar Farm Up And Running

Victoria’s largest solar farm is now fully operational and powering Melbourne’s tram network, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today official opened Neoen’s 128 megawatt (MW) Numurkah Solar Farm, which received funding under the..

Funding Boost To Care For Victorian Coastlines

Community groups working to protect Victoria’s coastline will benefit from a $260,000 funding boost thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The 2019 Coastcare Community Grants Program has funded 28 community groups – supporting the conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of coastal and marine environments along Victoria’s 2000km of..