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First Tunnel Boring Machine Breaks Through

The first section of the Metro Tunnel is now complete – with the first tunnel boring machine, Joan, today breaking through to complete the journey from Arden Station to the tunnel’s western entrance in Kensington.

Working With Industry On Our Rail Freight Priorities

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on leading rail freight and industry representatives to join forces to boost capacity of Victoria’s rail freight sector as part of a new Rail Freight Working Group

Major Transport Work Coming In Autumn

Victoria’s massive transport infrastructure program will continue over autumn with the next phase of work concentrating on level crossing removals, major road works and maintenance.

Giving Back To Our Dedicated Veterans

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more to support Victoria’s veteran community by upgrading a dedicated mental health precinct.

Victoria Goes Into Bat For Vital Disability Funding

People living with a disability and their families are missing out on critical services and care because the Federal Liberal Government is withholding an estimated $1.6 billion committed to the National Disability Insurance Scheme across Australia.

Victorian Gender Equality Bill Makes History In Australia

History has been made with the Andrews Labor Government‘s Gender Equality Bill 2019 passing through Victorian Parliament – a landmark step in breaking-down discrimination and gender barriers in the workplace.

Five Years Of Getting The Metro Tunnel Done

Five years after work began on the Metro Tunnel, the third and fourth tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are being assembled before starting work on Victoria’s biggest public transport project.

Standing With Victoria's Chinese Communities

Iconic Victorian landmarks will be lit up in red and gold and a trade delegation sent to China as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s show of solidarity with Chinese communities

Making Vaccination Mandatory For Healthcare Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against flu and making vaccinations compulsory for frontline doctors and nurses in our hospitals and paramedics caring for Victoria’s most vulnerable patients.

Floodplain Harvesting Putting Communities At Risk

The Andrews Labor Government is demanding an explanation on why NSW and Queensland irrigators have been allowed to harvest floodplain waters out of the northern Murray-Darling Basin rivers.

Removing Police Checks To Make IVF Fairer And Easier

Victorians undergoing assisted reproductive technology will no longer be required to undergo police and child protection order checks before accessing treatment under new reforms from the Andrews Labor Government.

Supporting Our New Teachers To Be Their Best

New graduate teachers will get more support as they start their careers thanks to a new $73.4 million graduate teacher program being piloted by the Andrews Labor Government.

Early Childhood Free TAFE Courses Get Underway

More learners across Victoria will gain a rewarding career in early childhood education and care, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney today visited Holmesglen Institute’s Glen Waverley campus to officially launch the start of the..

Early Works Begin On Two Of Melbourne’s Busiest Freeways

• Preliminary work has started to upgrade the Sydney to Edgars Road section of the M80 Ring Road and stage two of the Monash Freeway • Workers on the $518 million M80 Upgrade have begun geotechnical investigations, which will shape the final project designs ahead of major construction starting in mid-2020 • Major construction on the stage two of the $1.4 billion Monash Freeway upgrade starts next month and will benefit half a million daily motorists

Backing Our World-Class Medical Researchers

he Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s world-leading researchers to make the breakthroughs that change lives with the latest round of the Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund.