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Protecting Victoria’s Most Vulnerable Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is forging ahead with plans to tackle insecure work, with consultation on its Australian-first initiative to provide casual workers sick pay now underway.

New Appointments To Anti-Corruption Watchdog

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed two new Deputy Commissioners to the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) – further strengthening the agency’s vital oversight role.

Trial To Increase Safety For Bike Riders

The Andrews Labor Government is launching an Australian-first trial using smart bike light technology that will assist in finding new ways to reduce road trauma in cyclists.

Delivering A Stronger Social Housing Sector In Victoria

The review into Victoria’s social housing regulatory system is underway, responding to significant changes in the sector as the Andrews Labor Government builds thousands of new social housing homes across the state.

Keeping People Safe And Avoiding Lockdowns

The Victorian Government has put forward a plan designed to keep Australia safe while we wait for the vaccine rollout – and do everything we can to avoid lockdowns.

Saving Thousands Of Victorian Workers Time And Money

A new scheme starting today will make it easier and less expensive for thousands of Victorian businesses, tradespeople and other registered professionals to operate in multiple states and territories.

New Child Safe Standards To Protect Young People

New Child Safe Standards will make up to 50,000 organisations providing services and facilities for children and young people safer, with the Andrews Labor Government today updating the existing standards originally established in 2017.

Water Prices To Fall Across Victoria

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 Now A Crime In Victoria

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.

Countdown To 50 Level Crossing Removals

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.