Over the course of the pandemic, when we have needed to limit movement and slow the spread of the virus restrictions have been our primary weapon. Now, with supply of the vaccine finally becoming widely available, we are able to protect all workers who aren’t able to do their essential work from home and protect the roadmap to reopening.
With Victoria having hit its 80 per cent first dose target and the Commonwealth providing assurances on forward vaccine supply, the Victorian Government is now able to shorten the interval between Pfizer doses to reach our double dose targets faster.
A jointly-funded package of grants from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will support thousands of small and medium-sized businesses through the next six weeks at which point Victoria is expected to reach 80 per cent vaccination.
The Victorian Government is proudly supporting a new, game-changing initiative to increase sporting opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds as pandemic restrictions ease.
The incredible achievements of Victorians with disability and those creating and advocating for a fairer, more inclusive community have been recognised at the 2021 Victorian Disability Awards.
The Victorian Government is continuing to level the playing field and increase the number of women and girls participating in sport, from grassroots through to leadership roles.
Thousands of learner drivers will be able to complete an important step towards getting their licence from home with the Hazard Perception Test to be made available online.
The Victorian Government is offering grants of $4,000 and up to $10,000 to GPs and community pharmacies in 11 key Local Government Areas across Melbourne, helping them to turbocharge the local rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Victorian Government is boosting the number of Ambulance Victoria services on the road, ensuring Victorians get the best care.
The Andrews Labor Government is backing a WorkSafe campaign reminding Victorians that work-related violence and aggression is never ok, and ensuring employers are aware of their occupational health and safety obligations.
With Victoria moving towards its vaccination targets at a rapid pace, parts of the state’s domestic travel permit system will be modified to allow Victorians in Greater Sydney and the ACT to come back home.
The Andrew Labor Government’s signature Free TAFE initiative will grow to more than 60 courses in 2022 – giving more Victorians training for more jobs as the state moves through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
The Victorian Government is making sure the return to the classroom is as safe as possible, with the biggest investment in education ventilation in Australian history to be rolled out across Victorian schools as part of a plan to keep school communities protected with the Three Vs: Ventilation, Vaccination and Vital COVIDSafe Steps.
New investments will enhance the experience of Victoria’s international students, with programs ranging from jobs guidance to mental health support and backing for the inaugural Melbourne International Student Week.
The Victorian Government is supporting multicultural and multifaith communities to reconnect, celebrate and share their culture in 2022 with grants available for community festivals and events.
Victoria’s new Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan released today sets us on a hopeful path to opening while also preserving our health system and ensuring Victorians can still get the healthcare they need, when they need it most.
A new finger prick test that can quickly assess a person’s immunity to COVID-19 and whether they need a coronavirus booster shot is being developed with funding support from the Victorian Government.
New laws will pave the way for expanded workplace safety rights and protections, stronger employer accountability and more efficient enforcement processes.