I was honoured to join the Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan this morning at Reservoir Station to announce that work to remove the level crossings at High Street in Reservoir and Bell Street in Preston will commence in 2018. Getting rid of these congested and unsafe..
Another way that Labor has made a difference to people’s lives: since August this year, private car park operators (including those at the Preston Market and Woolworths Supermarket) can no longer gain access to the VicRoads database of vehicle owners’ names and addresses. Without your..
Dandenong will be home to our first ever Indian Cultural Precinct – with another on the way for Melbourne’s West!
Melbourne wouldn’t be the most liveable city in the world without the many different people and cultures that call our State home. Our Indian community is a big part of that.
Victorians will today remember the servicemen and women who have served at war to protect our great nation. At schools, homes and workplaces around the State, communities will mark Remembrance Day by observing a minute’s silence, and by buying a poppy from the volunteers that collect annually for the RSL Remembrance Day Poppy Appeal.
It gives me great pleasure to send my best wishes to the Hindu community in Victoria for this year’s Diwali Festival. The Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important occasions for Hindu people here, and throughout the world. It is a time to celebrate with family, friends and community, and to highlight the Hindu values of compassion, selflessness, harmony, tolerance and respect - values that resonate with the whole Victorian community. Our Hindu community is truly reflective of our multicultural and multifaith State, and we are very proud to be home to many thousands of people who follow the Hindu faith. I thank everyone for the enormous contribution to the prosperity, culture and lifestyle we enjoy. On behalf of the Andrews Labor Government, I congratulate all organisers, volunteers and community members for the exciting festivities and celebrations we will share in. I wish you all a very happy and peaceful Diwali.
I send my best wishes to Victoria’s Jewish community as it marks Yom Kippur – the Jewish day of atonement. Yom Kippur is an important time for Victoria’s Jewish Community. It is a time of prayer and self-reflection, offering a universal message of repentance and..
I would like to wish the Muslim community a happy celebration for Eid Al adha and an accepted hajj for those doing pilgrimage.
Local crime is set to be reduced and community safety to be improved after the Andrews Labor Government provided $5,060 for a number of local organisations to fund their new projects.
It was great to visit Newlands Primary in my electorate on Friday. The Grade 5/6 students had to prepare some excellent questions for me about civics & citizenship and I was treated to a performance of the Very Hungry Caterpillar – in Spanish – by the..
Last week in Parliament I raised with the Minister for Ambulance Services the subject of Preston ambulance station, which is more than 50 years old and in a poor state of repair. “The building has only a single entry and exit point, which means paramedics..
On Friday Mr Kevin Devlin, the CEO of the Level Crossing Removal Authority, visited Preston and Reservoir to see at first hand the specifics of the Bell Street and Reservoir level crossings. Designs for each level crossing will be developed and progressively released for community..
NAIDOC week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Aboriginal Australians make to our country and our society. There are events on throughout Victoria until 12 July, like Koori..
The Andrews Labor Government has started work to remove 50 of Victoria’s most dangerous and congested level crossings, which will get Victorians home safer and sooner whether they drive or use public transport. The Level Crossings Removal Authority has been established and has already started..
Today I announced the realignment for more efficient multicultural funding. By responding to the concerns of the Auditor General, the government has enhanced the role of the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Multicultural community grant programs are critical to strengthen our social cohesion and community resilience; foster..
Premier-elect Daniel Andrews announced that the following members of the Parliamentary Labor Party have been endorsed to serve alongside Mr Andrews and Deputy Leader James Merlino as Ministers in the new Cabinet: Gavin Jennings Jaala Pulford Tim Pallas Jacinta Allan Lily D’Ambrosio Luke Donnellan John..