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Helping Victorian Businesses Who Need It Most

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra support and confidence they need to recover from the most recent lockdown.

Providing Safe Homes For Vulnerable Young Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more support to keep vulnerable kids safe with a roof over their heads and to stay connected to their families as part of its landmark investment in housing.

Record Demand For Emergency Healthcare Continues

Victoria’s hard-working doctors, nurses and paramedics are rising to the challenge of record demand with more and more Victorians seeking emergency care throughout the pandemic.

Rent Relief Guaranteed For Commercial Tenants

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring eligible tenants are provided with rent relief, with legislation to reintroduce the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme passing in Parliament last week.

Design Underway For Thomas Embling Hospital Upgrade

The Andrews Labor Government is one step closer to delivering expanded forensic mental health capacity at Thomas Embling Hospital with the design team for the massive expansion project now appointed.

More Secondary Teachers Upskilling In Maths And Science

Secondary school teachers across the state will have the opportunity to expand their teaching skills as part of a program to fast-track new maths or science teachers by 2023, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

October Fest: Supercars, Superbikes Head To Phillip Island

A weekend of elite motorsport action headlined by a round of the marquee Supercars series will attract thousands of visitors to the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and the wider Bass Coast region in October.

New Vaccine Appointments Open Up For Under 60s

Thousands of appointments for the COVID-19 Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are open for eligible Victorians over the coming month, with further available appointments set aside for priority health care workers and aged care and disability workers yet to be vaccinated.

A New Workforce To Support Kids With Disability At School

Victorian students with disability and their families are a step closer to receiving more support to learn, contribute and participate fully in their schools and classrooms, thanks to a new workforce for schools supported by the Andrews Labor Government.

Strengthening Our Disability Workforce

With growing demand for disability support workers, the Andrews Labor Government is rolling out a new campaign to help develop a strong and skilled disability workforce – to support all Victorians to get the help they need and deserve from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Statewide Kinder Kit Surprise For Three-Year-Old Kids

The Andrews Labor Government will give Victorian children starting their education at Three-Year-Old Kinder in 2022 a special Kinder Kit – helping to give them the best start on their learning journey.

Another Crossing To Go On Mernda Line

The Andrews Labor Government will remove another level crossing on the Mernda line by 2025, boosting safety and easing congestion for passengers and local motorists.

Making The Best Of Our State More Accessible

The Andrews Labor Government is helping all Victorians enjoy everything our state has to offer, with applications now open for the latest round of grants for fully accessible public restrooms.

Rent Relief On The Way For Commercial Tenants

The Andrews Labor Government will introduce new legislation today to provide rent relief to commercial tenants that have experienced a loss in turnover of more than 30 per cent during the pandemic.

New Regulator To Strengthen Casino Oversight

The Andrews Labor Government will overhaul the regulation of gambling in Victoria by establishing a new casino and gambling regulator, with a dedicated casino regulation division focused solely on holding Melbourne’s casino operator to account.

NSW-Vic Border Bubble Strengthened To Keep Locals Safe

With Victoria emerging from its fourth COVID-19 incursion from NSW in six weeks, residents in the Victoria-NSW border bubble can only enter Victoria without a permit if they are travelling for essential reasons.

Leases Now Signed For All 17 Orange Door Networks

The Andrews Labor Government is on track to open every Orange Door network across Victoria by the end of next year – ensuring families can access coordinated family violence and child wellbeing support no matter where they live.