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GROWING HORSHAM’S PARAMEDIC WORKFORCE

The Andrews Labor Government has recruited hundreds of new paramedics this year – delivering another boost to our health system and helping our ambulance services meet the record levels of demand being seen Australia-wide. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced that 3..

GROWING STAWELL’S PARAMEDIC WORKFORCE

The Andrews Labor Government has recruited hundreds of new paramedics this year – delivering another boost to our health system and helping our ambulance services meet the record levels of demand being seen Australia-wide. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced that 3..

30k Casual Workers Better Off Thanks To Sick Pay Guarantee

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to make life easier for casual and contract workers without sick leave entitlements. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today announced more than 30,000 people have now signed up to the Labor Government’s Sick Pay Guarantee program. Only four months..

Better Mobile Connectivity Coming To Melbourne’s West

Tarneit and surrounding suburbs in Melbourne’s west will soon have better mobile connectivity as the Andrews Labor Government continues to invest in new mobile towers and upgrades to existing towers. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced partnerships with..

Upgraded Facilities on the way for the Great Western Pavilion

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with the Northern Grampians Shire Council and the local community to upgrade the Great Western Pavilion.  Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford today announced that the Victorian Budget 2022/23 will invest $1.5 million towards the upgrade which will: Refurbish the existing..

Backing Victorian Businesses To Stay Well This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting small businesses to improve indoor air-quality, keeping staff and customers safe this winter. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today launched the next round of the $60 million Small Business Ventilation Program. Eligible businesses can access between $500 and..

First Nations Businesses Build Links Through Trade Delegation

A Māori trade and business delegation visiting Melbourne this week has built opportunities and relationships with Victorian First Nations businesses. Minister for Employment, Jaala Pulford welcomed the delegation, which is led by New Zealand’s Parliamentary Undersecretary for Trade and Export Growth (Māori Trade), Rino Tirikatene..

Open Call For The Next Generation of Forest Firefighters

The Andrews Labor Government is recruiting 300 forest firefighters to help keep Victorians safe over the upcoming fire season. Recruitment opened today for 300 project firefighters to work with Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) over summer, encouraging Victorians who are passionate about protecting their communities..

Local Grants Supporting Local Communities to Thrive

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local councils and community groups to create better public spaces and improved streetscapes across the state.   Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced applications are open in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne for the Labor Government’s..

Improving Economic Prosperity For Aboriginal Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the prosperity of Aboriginal Victorians, bringing employment and business initiatives altogether to achieve wealth creation and economic parity within a generation. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford and Minister for Treaty and First Peoples Gabrielle Williams officially announced Yuma Yirramboi,..

Supporting More Women At The New Sisterworks Hub

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting more women from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds into the workforce through the new SisterWorks Hub. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford officially opened the new SisterWorks Hub in Abbotsford. The new, expanded site means more ‘Sisters’ will be..

Boston-Based Ginkgo Bioworks Opens Melbourne Office

Innovative biotech company Ginkgo Bioworks has officially opened its Melbourne office, bolstering Victoria’s position as the national leader in mRNA research and manufacturing. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford welcomed Ginkgo executives as they opened the doors to their new..

Better Mobile Connectivity For Melbourne’s South-East

The Andrews Labor Government is improving mobile connectivity in Melbourne’s outer south-east, with new mobile towers and infrastructure upgrades. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced partnerships with Optus and TPG Telecom to deliver four new mobile towers and..

Improving Mobile Connectivity Across Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is improving mobile connectivity in western Victoria with a new mobile tower and upgrades to existing infrastructure. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced partnerships with Optus and TPG Telecom to deliver a new mobile..

New Medical Discovery Centre Powering Ahead In Parkville

Australia’s first collaborative, hospital-based biomedical engineering research centre is beginning to take shape thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today visited the site of the new Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD)..

More Early Childhood Traineeships As Demand Grows

More traineeships are being offered in early childhood education as the Andrews Labor Government invests in giving Victorian kids the best start. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford and Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today visited Samantha’s Child Care Centre and Kindergarten in Camberwell to..

Supporting Regional Startups To Succeed

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering more support for regional startups with cash grants now available through Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford announced expressions of interest are now open with grants of up to $300,000..

Breaking Ground On New Melanoma Clinical Trials Centre

Construction is now underway on the new Victorian Melanoma and Clinical Trials Centre, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to put patients first. The world-class $152 million centre will bring together specialist researchers, clinical care and cancer patient treatment facilities under one roof and will..