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Extra Funding Boost For Health System COVID-19 Response

Victoria’s health system is getting a massive $437 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of the $100 million elective surgery blitz announced on Sunday.

More Restrictions Put In Place In The Fight Against COVID-19

Indoor public gatherings of more than 100 people will be banned under changes made to the State of Emergency by the Victorian Government and restrictions will be placed on aged care facilities in Victoria, following agreement by the National Cabinet.

Stolen Generations Redress Scheme

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a landmark Stolen Generations Redress Scheme to address the trauma and suffering caused by the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families.

Local Government Reforms Pass Parliament

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered the most significant reforms to the local government sector in more than 30 years, ensuring councils can best serve the communities they represent.

New Laws To Crack Down On Wage Theft

Employers who deliberately underpay or don’t pay their workers will face up to 10 years jail under new laws introduced into parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government.

Dismissal Of Whittlesea City Council

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce a Bill to dismiss Whittlesea City Council following a report from municipal monitor Yehudi Blacher that found serious governance failures at the council.

More Grants To Boost Road Safety

Football clubs across Victoria that want to work with their local communities to educate the importance of road safety will be able to apply for their share of the $1.3 million Toward Zero Club grants program.

State Of Emergency Declared In Victoria Over COVID-19

A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria to combat COVID-19 and help to provide the Chief Health Officer with the powers he needs to enforce 14-day isolation requirements for all travellers entering Australia and cancel mass gatherings of more than 500 people, as agreed by National Cabinet yesterday.

COVID-19 Capacity Boost As Elective Surgery Blitz Starts

New hospital beds will be opened to manage COVID-19 patients, and more than 7,000 Victorians will be fast-tracked for elective surgery in the next few weeks, in the next step of Victoria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Safer Ride2School For Victorian Students

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging more students to cycle to school safely with Ride2School Day reaching more than 100 additional schools across the state.

Jobs Growth Intact Despite Economic Headwinds

Despite global economic headwinds, the impacts of COVID-19 and bushfires, and a softening national economy, Victoria continues to lead the nation when it comes to jobs growth and infrastructure investment.