A review to determine what actions are required now and into the future to protect, enjoy and use the state’s forests is underway following an agreement between the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.
As we move into the recovery phase of the pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be separated into two new departments to allow for a dedicated focus on our health system and on the social recovery of our state.
Victorian business owners across the state can now access a free QR Code Service which will help make things easy as we continue our economic recovery. The Victorian Government’s QR Code Service can be used by businesses and venues to keep records of visitors to..
The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the Commonwealth Government’s plans to strip organisations of their charitable status if they fail to join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
The Andrews Labor Government is fast-tracking the next generation of renewable energy, with more than $100 million to unlock the next wave of cleaner, more reliable power, which could create thousands of jobs.
The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers on the investments that will see our community recover – and come back even stronger. As kids get back into the classroom, this Budget delivers the single biggest investment ever in our schools – making sure students have the classrooms, libraries and..
The Victorian Budget 2020/21 invests $1.5 billion in new tax relief for Victorian businesses and families.
The Andrews Labor Government will invest more than $1.46 billion to transform Melbourne’s Arts Precinct –bringing visitors from interstate and overseas, creating thousands of Victorian jobs and giving families a new public place to enjoy and explore.
As businesses reopen and people get back to work, the Andrews Labor Government will invest $111 million to unlock Victoria’s planning system, speeding up delivery of vital major projects and boosting construction of social and affordable housing – and the jobs that go with them.
The Andrews Labor Government will invest $235 million to build our Recovery Workforce to create 500 new jobs across mental health, family violence, health and child protection.
Building a fairer future for our state means making sure Aboriginal Victorians get the support — and the say – they need and deserve. That’s why this year, we’re delivering Victoria’s biggest investment in Aboriginal communities, ever.
This pandemic has thrown the safety and wellbeing of our loved ones in some private aged care facilities into sharp relief. That's why, in an Australian first, Victoria will step in and provide $40 million to help cover the cost of introducing minimum staff-to-resident ratios in private aged care – if the Commonwealth Government as the primary regulator and funder of aged care also comes to the table.
The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will invest an unprecedented extra $1.9 billion to make sure Victorians with disability are supported – including our youngest Victorians.
This pandemic has asked us to rely on technology more than ever, requiring the Victorian Government’s online systems to adapt – fast. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will build on these efforts, making it easier, simpler and faster for Victorians to get the support and services they need online.
Our healthcare workers have been our last line of defence this year, working tirelessly to keep us safe. We have all been reminded of what matters most: the health and wellbeing of our families, our friends and our communities.