The Andrews Labor Government is taking a tougher stance on animal cruelty by introducing legislative changes that will deliver increased penalties, tougher enforcement powers and greater protections for vulnerable animals.
Archives for August, 2015
The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the opening of Victoria’s new purpose built wholesale fruit, vegetable and flower market in Epping, in Melbourne’s north.
Two million primary school and kindergarten students across Victoria have now been educated in dog safety and what it means to be a responsible pet owner thanks to a landmark Victorian Government program. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos today..
The Andrews Labor Government today announced new measures to help make Blue Rock Lake one of Victoria’s premier Australian Bass fisheries. Recreational anglers will now have better access to the Lake, near Moe, thanks to changed rules that change horsepower and boat length rules. The..
New climate-controlled calorimeters, or ‘mootel rooms for cows’ have been established at the National Dairy Centre at Ellinbank and are being used for research to measure heat tolerance and methane mitigation in dairy cows. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, today joined key stakeholders to officially..
The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with the Federal Government to invest close to $1 million in a project that will revitalise Victoria’s dried vine fruit industry and create 24 jobs in the Sunraysia region. Announcing the funding in Mildura today at a local orchard,..
The Andrews Labor Government has secured a $3.26 million investment in a new liquid fertiliser manufacturing facility in Koorlong, near Mildura that will introduce new fertiliser technology to the region and create 25 local jobs.
Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne are appointing an advisory committee to examine how the planning system can better support Victorian farmers and agriculture.
The Andrews Labor Government has secured a $13.9 million investment by carbon fibre and advanced composites manufacturer Quickstep Holdings to relocate process, research and development (R&D) functions from Germany to Geelong, creating 20 new, highly skilled jobs.
The Regional Community Leadership Program has a bigger, better future under the Andrews Labor Government.