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New Laws Criminalising Grossly Offensive Public Conduct

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to strengthen and clarify our laws around serious and disgraceful public behaviour to better meet the expectations of the Victorian community and help people feel safer.

Nazi Hate Symbols Now Banned In Victoria

Victoria has become the first Australian state or territory to ban the public display of the Nazi symbol in recognition of its role in inciting antisemitism and hate.

New Trial To Empower Young Victorians To Drive Safe Cars

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a new trial that will help young Victorians overcome barriers in accessing a safe vehicle, while also collecting critical data to help drivers learn how to be safer on the road.

Sensible Winter Settings To Keep Victorians Protected

As part of Victoria’s ongoing management of the coronavirus pandemic, Minister for Health Martin Foley has made modest and sensible changes to pandemic orders to allow Victorians to live safely with COVID-19 while reducing transmission and hospitalisations.

Best Start, Best Life: Early Childhood Education That Works

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver an ambitious overhaul of early childhood education and care, with a massive $9 billion investment over the next decade to save families money and support women to return to the workforce.

Ensuring Every Pet Counts In Pounds And Shelters

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing mandatory reporting and collection of key data to improve transparency and promote responsible rehoming of animals in shelters and pounds.

Melbourne Takes Pole Position With F1 Deal To 2035

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the long-term future of the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne – with the world’s top motorsport category to continue racing at Albert Park until at least 2035.

Cutting Even More Red Tape For Renters

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for renters to reclaim their bond money with an overhaul of the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA) online system.

New Laws Commence To Protect LGBTIQ+ Victorians

Landmark laws to better protect LGBTIQ+ Victorians from discrimination at work and in school will come into effect from today, sending a strong message from the Andrews Labor Government that equality is non-negotiable.

Breast Screening Boost To Save More Lives

Thousands more Victorians will have better access to life-saving breast cancer screening and specialist care close to home under a multi-million-dollar investment from the Andrews Labor Government.

Grants To Make Kindergartens More Inclusive

Making kindergartens inclusive for children of all abilities is at the heart of a new round of grants from the Andrews Labor Government, which will upgrade Victorian kindergartens and fund specialist equipment to give every Victorian child the best start in life.

Nominations Open For Senior Of The Year Awards

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorians to recognise and celebrate the community contributions made by seniors – by nominating them for Victorian Senior of the Year.

Boosting Road Safety With Free Driving Lessons

Almost 3,000 newly arrived migrants and disadvantaged young Victorians will receive free road safety education and professional driving lessons to ensure they’re confident and safe on our roads.