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Nation First Initiative For Aboriginal Child Protection

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to help vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children remain connected with their community and country, as more Aboriginal children in care transition to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations.

Overland Service Back On Track In January

The iconic Overland train service between Melbourne and Adelaide will resume from January, with tickets now available for its first journey since the Andrews Labor Government stepped in to secure the train’s future.

Victoria Takes Next Step To End Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is powering on with its expansion of the Orange Door Network across the state so that Victorians impacted by family violence can get the help they need and be supported closer to home.

Supporting Vets Through Recovery And Beyond

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure veterans continue to receive the support they need and the recognition they deserve through the recovery phase of the pandemic – and beyond.

Jobs Boost As Regional Travel Voucher Scheme Launches

The first of 120,000 travel vouchers will be available from tomorrow – helping families get out to regional Victoria for the summer and kickstarting the tourism recovery in all corners of regional Victoria.

New Equipment And Infrastructure For Victorian Hospitals

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian hospitals the latest life-saving medical equipment and upgrading vital infrastructure to provide world-class healthcare for all Victorians and create hundreds of new jobs.

Amazon Web Services To Call Victoria Home

The world’s leading cloud computing provider has chosen Victoria as its home to develop an Asia Pacific cloud infrastructure region, in a move that will further strengthen our thriving tech sector.

Getting On With Public Drunkenness Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government will ensure those who are drunk in public get the health response and help they need, under new laws introduced to parliament today.

Suburban Rail Loop Works Out To Market

The Andrews Labor Government has opened Expressions of Interest for the biggest ever Initial and Early Works package on an infrastructure project in Australian history.

Statement From The Premier

Our new "COVIDSafe Summer" will be in place until at least the end of January, giving Victorians a bit more certainty about what the next couple of months will look like.

Making Women’s Voices Heard In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is levelling the playing field for women and girls to play, lead and succeed across all levels of the sport and recreation sector.

New Departments To Deliver A Healthier, Fairer Victoria

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.

New Check-In System For Businesses Across Victoria

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..

Victoria Supports New Sanctions For Redress Scheme

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.   

Putting Communities At The Heart Of Our Recovery

With $148 million for local government and suburban development, the Andrews Labor Government will deliver on the projects that matter to local families – at the same time delivering a boost to the state’s economic recovery.