Victorians woke to good news today with water prices dropping in most areas across the state, with Melbourne household bills falling $33 for the year on average.
Wage theft is now a criminal offence in Victoria, and employers who deliberately underpay or don’t pay their workers now face fines of up to almost $1 million for companies and up to 10 years’ jail or up to $200,000 for individuals.
The Andrews Labor Government is close to marking another major milestone with Melbourne’s 50th dangerous and congested level crossing set to be removed by the end of 2021 – a year ahead of schedule.
The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal Victorians get involved in sport and recreation with new grants available to increase participation and cover the costs of uniforms and equipment.
A new campaign urging young drivers to buy the safest car they can afford is aiming to address an alarming proportion of deaths in older vehicles.
The Andrews Labor Government is giving young carers the extra support they need through a major funding boost for the Satellite Foundation.
Statues and other public art immortalising the significant contributions of great women today and throughout history will be boosted in Victoria, in a major step towards addressing a damaging long-standing underrepresentation.
The Victorian Government is celebrating the diversity that makes our state great with grants to support multicultural community festivals and events.
Victorians will have more confidence when engaging professional engineering services with mandatory registration for engineers starting from 1 July 2021.
The Victorian Government has awarded pathway grants to rising sports stars and teams enabling them to compete at the top level.
Victorians are encouraged to have their say on how to better prevent and respond to workplace sexual harassment.
Seventy-two schools, councils and not-for-profit organisations across the state have received a boost from the Victorian Government for community road safety initiatives to reduce road trauma.
A preferred bidder has been selected for the tunnelling package for the North East Link, which will fix the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network, slash travel times and free up local roads for local trips.
The Victorian Government is helping young and multicultural Victorians overcome barriers to work with 27 new dedicated staff to link up jobseekers with employers.
The Victorian Government is recognising the outstanding achievements of people and organisations with refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds who are making positive contributions to Victorian society.
On the advice of the Chief Health Officer, restrictions in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will ease from 11.59pm Thursday 24 June.
Public libraries will receive record funding of $47.4 million in 2021-22 with the Public Libraries Program receiving an additional $9.3 million over four years in the Victorian Budget 2021/22 to enable libraries to buy new books and collection items, run online services and expand their community programs.
The Crime Prevention Strategy is backed by more than $30 million. This innovative strategy recognises that each community has the expertise, knowledge and ideas to design the solutions that are right for them.