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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.

Breakthrough: Victoria Closer To Manufacturing Vaccine

Victoria has developed and will make Australia’s first local mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate to reach Phase 1 clinical trials – a breakthrough in medicine and manufacturing that will create jobs and save lives.

Supporting A Safer Corrections System

The Victorian Government has commissioned an independent review into the culture of Victoria’s prison system to help drive a safer, more inclusive environment for all staff.

Everywhere, Every Time: Checking In To Protect Victorians

To help our contact tracers keep Victorians safe, all businesses are now required to use the Victorian Government’s QR code through the Service Victoria app, and Victorians are required to check in everywhere, every time – even if they’re visiting businesses for fewer than 15 minutes.

Nearly 30,000 Victorian Jobs Created In May

Victoria’s unemployment rate experienced the equal largest decline among the states, dropping by 0.7 percentage points in May, while the participation rate increased to a near record high 66.6 per cent.