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Keeping Schools Safe With Free Rapid Antigen Tests

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring schools and early childhood centres can stay safe and open through terms 3 and 4 with the distribution of free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs), helping limit the spread of COVID-19 while also easing cost of living pressures for families.

Giving Employers Options To Keep Workers COVIDsafe

Changes made under the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (COVID-19 Vaccination Information) Regulations 2022 will allow employers to collect the vaccination information of workers if they choose to have vaccination requirements to keep their workplaces CovidSafe.

Statement On The Pandemic Declaration

As part of Victoria’s continued response to the coronavirus pandemic and as we continue to manage the challenges winter presents, I have extended the pandemic declaration to apply to the State of Victoria from 11.59pm Tuesday 12 July for three months.

Tighter Regulation Of The Liquor And Gaming Industry

The state’s new liquor regulator, Liquor Control Victoria, has today been established and will play a vital role in helping reduce liquor-related harm and ensuring the liquor industry continues to receive the strongest regulatory oversight.

More Support For Silica-Affected Workers And Families

Workers and families affected by the devastating effects of silicosis and similar occupational diseases can now access more support to get compensation thanks to changes from the Andrews Labor Government to occupational health and safety laws.

Community Hospital Program Full Steam Ahead

Lendlease Building Contractors has been appointed to deliver the Cranbourne, Craigieburn, Eltham area, Point Cook and City of Whittlesea community hospitals – with construction expected to begin this year for completion in 2024.

Portable Long Service Win For Thousands Of Workers

Victoria’s Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme has reached a significant milestone as it marks three years of supporting workers in the community services, contract cleaning and security sectors.