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25,000 New Victorian Jobs Created In December

Victoria’s economy continues to remain strong amid the effects of the global pandemic, with the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data showing 25,000 new jobs created in December.

Millions More Rapid Tests On The Way

Tens of millions more Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will soon be available to Victorians, with the Victorian Government ordering a further 166 million tests, building on its initial bulk order of 44 million.

Pandemic Code Brown To Support Hospitals

A coordinated Pandemic Code Brown will be implemented across all public metropolitan and major regional hospitals, putting in place a formal emergency management structure to make the best use of hospital resources as Victoria battles the global Omicron outbreak.

More Native Trees For Wadawurrung Country

The Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation will grow thousands of native trees to be planted on Country as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s More Trees for a Cooler, Greener West initiative.

Fast-Tracking Renewable Hydrogen For Industry

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the way in harnessing renewable hydrogen to clean up heavy transport, buses and industry with more than $7 million of funding for trials and studies to fast-track this emerging technology.

A Safe And Sensible Return To Work For Essential Workers

With the number of COVID-19 close contacts continuing to grow, Victoria’s public health team will provide more essential workers with an exemption from close contact home isolation requirements to attend their workplace.

We Want You: More Vaccinators For Our State-Run System

The Victorian Government will train up to 1,000 new vaccinators, helping first-year health students, retired nurses, and more join an expanded workforce to be deployed across state-run centres and boost our vaccination efforts.

Care And Comfort For Older Indian Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering better multicultural aged care services, with a site secured for a new community-developed facility to provide specialised care for elderly Victorians.

Australia Day 2022 Program Launched

Victorians will be able to enjoy a wide range of free, inclusive, accessible events as part of the newly released Australia Day 2022 program.