Archives for June, 2019

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A Genuine, Compassionate Choice For Victorians

From today, Victorians with a terminal illness will be able to make an initial request to access voluntary assisted dying, giving them the genuine and compassionate choice over the manner of their death that they deserve. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today joined chair of..

Banning The Bag To Reduce Plastic Pollution

Lightweight, single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned across Victoria from 1 November this year, under new legislation introduced to parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said the ban was a crucial step in protecting Victoria’s rivers, waterways, oceans..

Solar Homes Rolling Out To Even More Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is putting power back in the hands of hard-working Victorians with its landmark Solar Homes program set to be fully rolled out, helping drive down energy costs and creating thousands of jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio..

Big Battery Power For North Western Victoria

Australia’s largest integrated battery and solar farm is hard at work in North Western Victoria – storing clean energy from the Gannawarra Solar Farm and providing much needed power to the state’s energy grid. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the..

Victorian Schools Leading The Way On Sustainability

Victorian schools have been recognised for their efforts to boost sustainability and care for the environment at this year’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the winners of the Resource SmartSchools Awards at a ceremony at the MCG..

Boosting Victoria’s E-Waste Collection Network

Disposing of e-waste will soon be easier than ever, with Officeworks helping to boost the number of collection sites available across Victoria, ahead of the e-waste to landfill ban starting on 1 July 2019. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Officeworks in Richmond –..

Expert Panel Delivers Report On Interim Emissions Targets

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step in achieving its target of net zero emissions by 2050, tabling expert independent advice on setting interim targets and kicking off a new round of community and industry consultation. The consultation will inform the Labor Government’s..

New Parks For Melbourne’s Growing Suburbs

Victorians will soon have access to thousands of hectares of new open space and parklands, with the Andrews Labor Government investing $154 million on a ring of new parklands in the growing suburbs that need it most. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said the unprecedented..

Strengthening Victoria’s Recycling Industry

The Andrews Labor Government is tackling the challenges facing the recycling industry and helping to reduce plastic pollution with a new $34.9 million package of recycling reforms. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the new funding would help to create a..