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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.

Statement From The Acting Premier

On the advice of the Chief Health Officer, restrictions in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will ease from 11.59pm Thursday 24 June.

Backing Libraries And Learning Across Victoria

Public libraries will receive record funding of $47.4 million in 2021-22 with the Public Libraries Program receiving an additional $9.3 million over four years in the Victorian Budget 2021/22 to enable libraries to buy new books and collection items, run online services and expand their community programs.

New Crime Prevention Strategy To Keep Victorians Safer

The Crime Prevention Strategy is backed by more than $30 million. This innovative strategy recognises that each community has the expertise, knowledge and ideas to design the solutions that are right for them.