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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.

Boosting Public Art Of Inspirational Women By Women

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.

Funding Boost For Grassroots Road Safety Initiatives

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.

Getting on with the North East Link

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.

Celebrating Victorian Refugees And Asylum Seekers

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.