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Kealy Votes For Exploitation Of Vulnerable Workers

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has joined mobsters’ mate Matthew Guy and her Liberal and National colleagues to abandon some of the state’s most vulnerable workers, opposing ground-breaking Andrews Labor Government legislation to stop exploitation in the Victorian labour hire industry. Minister for Industrial Relations..

$14.6 Million To Build A New School At Warrnambool

Students at Warrnambool Special Developmental School are getting an early Christmas present this year with the Andrews Labor Government announcing $14.6 million to build a brand new school. Prior to the 2014 election, the Victorian Labor Party made an election commitment to provide $5 million..

Renewable Energy To Power Stawell Farm In World-First

The Andrews Labor Government will build a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria that will power the expansion of Stawell’s Nectar Farms. This project will make the advanced agriculture facility the world’s first ever crop farm to be completely powered by..

Ballarat Line Upgrade Bringing Extra Benefits For Locals

Thousands of regional Victorians will get more reliable services every day with a major upgrade of Wendouree Station in Ballarat to be complete by 2019. A second platform and new tracks will be built at Wendouree as part of the $551.7 million Ballarat Line Upgrade…

Glenelg Estuary Nominated For Ramsar Site Accolade

Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay has been nominated for a Ramsar listing – an acknowledgement of the significance of this stunning site to the region. Minister for Water Lisa Neville endorsed the nomination, which has been submitted to the Federal Government for consideration. Ramsar sites..

Night Of Racing Fun Helps Sports Groups In Ballarat

NIGHT OF RACING FUN HELPS SPORTS GROUPS IN BALLARAT Hundreds of racegoers are expected to head to Morshead Park tomorrow night for the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club’s premier race meeting. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing almost $9,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund towards..

Getting It Done: Better Roads For Country Victoria

Country Victorians will have unprecedented access to information about the condition of country roads, road works and upgrades as part of a massive overhaul of the way VicRoads manages the road network. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined VicRoads Chief Executive John..

Getting It Done: Port Fairy’s New Health Centre Expansion

Port Fairy patients are getting an expanded community health centre that will provide a one-stop-shop for health assessments and dental services, following the opening of the centre earlier this year. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Port Fairy today to announce a further $2.1 million..

Protecting Wetlands Across The Bellarine Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing a new draft plan and continuing to invest to protect wetland areas along Port Phillip Bay and the Bellarine Peninsula. The Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar Site Management Plan will provide greater protections to ensure..

Getting It Done: A Better Day Surgery For Geelong Patients

Adults and children waiting for and recovering from surgery at University Hospital Geelong will have a better experience in a relaxing, modern and comfortable environment officially opened today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and..

Second Cardiac Cath Lab To Save More Lives In Ballarat

More people living across Western Victoria will receive urgent heart assessment, treatment and care closer to home thanks to a new cardiac catheterisation laboratory funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard and Member for..

Hamilton Saleyard In The Fast Lane For Electronic ID

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $460,000 for Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange to install new sheep electronic identification scanning technology to boost traceability and efficiency across the supply chain. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the major grant today, which will be used to purchase..

Getting It Done: New Police Call Centre In Ballarat

Victoria’s first state-wide 24-hour Police Assistance Line will be based in Ballarat – creating around 250 new jobs in the area and giving all Victorians better access to police and emergency services. The Andrews Labor Government has provided $210 million to fund the creation and..

Investment To Improve The Health Of The Moorabool River

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a more than $2.1 million waterway investment as part of The Living Moorabool project to protect and improve the health of the river. The investment will be delivered in partnership with Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and Barwon Water, and will improve..

Getting It Done: 40 Safer Country Crossings Delivered

Forty dangerous rail crossings across regional Victoria have now been upgraded as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Safer Country Crossings program, with a further 37 expected to be complete by the end of next year. The $50 million program is now more than halfway..

Getting People Back Into Training And Jobs In Ballarat

People living in Ballarat will have more access to the training and support they need to get a job thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Skills First Reconnect program. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and Member for Buninyong Geoff..

Getting It Done: More Community Projects For Melton

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver $8.1 million in grants for community infrastructure projects across Melton through its Growing Suburbs Fund (GFS). Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced the next round of the Labor Government’s $150 million GSF allocations at the completion of Stage..

Boost For Ballarat’s Premier Cup Meeting

More than 14,000 people are expected to flock to the Dowling Forest Racecourse tomorrow for the 2017 Ballarat Cup. The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than $48,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program to support the event. It will include the..