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Ship Of Future Carries Hydrogen Export Project Forward

The world’s largest hydrogen export pilot program has reached a significant milestone with the arrival of the first purpose-built liquefied hydrogen carrier, the Suiso Frontier, in the Port of Hastings.

25,000 New Victorian Jobs Created In December

Victoria’s economy continues to remain strong amid the effects of the global pandemic, with the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data showing 25,000 new jobs created in December.

Millions More Rapid Tests On The Way

Tens of millions more Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will soon be available to Victorians, with the Victorian Government ordering a further 166 million tests, building on its initial bulk order of 44 million.

Pandemic Code Brown To Support Hospitals

A coordinated Pandemic Code Brown will be implemented across all public metropolitan and major regional hospitals, putting in place a formal emergency management structure to make the best use of hospital resources as Victoria battles the global Omicron outbreak.

A Safe And Sensible Return To Work For Essential Workers

With the number of COVID-19 close contacts continuing to grow, Victoria’s public health team will provide more essential workers with an exemption from close contact home isolation requirements to attend their workplace.

We Want You: More Vaccinators For Our State-Run System

The Victorian Government will train up to 1,000 new vaccinators, helping first-year health students, retired nurses, and more join an expanded workforce to be deployed across state-run centres and boost our vaccination efforts.

Care And Comfort For Older Indian Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering better multicultural aged care services, with a site secured for a new community-developed facility to provide specialised care for elderly Victorians.

Australia Day 2022 Program Launched

Victorians will be able to enjoy a wide range of free, inclusive, accessible events as part of the newly released Australia Day 2022 program.

Boosting Local Schools, GPs And Pharmacies In Vax Blitz

The Victorian Government is helping local doctors and community pharmacies deliver more doses for kids between 5 and 11 on school grounds as part of the Commonwealth’s coronavirus vaccination program.

New Pandemic Declaration To Support Omicron Response

As part of Victoria’s continued response to the global coronavirus pandemic, Premier Danial Andrews has extended the pandemic declaration to apply to the state of Victoria from 11.59pm Wednesday 12 January for three months.

General Practices And Pharmacies Join Vaccination Push

The Victorian Government is helping hundreds of general practices and community pharmacies across the state join the push to provide third dose and children vaccines for their local communities. Grants of up to $10,000 are available under the $5 million COVID-19 Vaccination Primary Care Grants Program to..

Delivering Safe And Successful Kinder For 2022

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering extra support to kindergartens across the state, helping them stay COVIDSafe and continue to deliver world-class early childhood education to Victoria’s littlest learners.

State Hubs A ‘Forest Of Protection’ For Child Vaccinations

State-run vaccination sites across Victoria are being transformed into an Australian-themed ‘forest of protection’ creating a friendly environment for children aged 5 to 11 years to receive their vaccination. Eight flagship vaccination centres will feature fun imagery of native Australian animals, as well as entertainers,..

Future-Proofing Our Early Childhood Workforce

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting aspiring early childhood teachers to boost their skills and delivering a pipeline of quality educators for a growing Victoria, with the expansion of supported employment-based university courses in early childhood education.