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Archives for March, 2015

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New Asbestos Guidelines To Protect Workers

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes WorkSafe’s release of new guidelines to assist workers who are removing or replacing asbestos-cement pipes. The new guidelines are clear – any asbestos waste created by pipeline removal or replacement must be disposed of in accordance with occupational health and..

Priceless Chinese Treasures Go On Display At NGV

More than 120 priceless artefacts from Beijing’s prestigious Palace Museum are about to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in the latest exhibition, A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795). Tonight at the NGV Premier Daniel Andrews will officially open the..

Social Cohesion Strengthened In Moreland

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $40,000 towards locally-designed social cohesion initiatives in the City of Moreland. These initiatives will be delivered by Fawkner Community House, in partnership with Moreland City Council, Merri Community Health and other local organisations. The grant will support the delivery..

Social Cohesion Strengthened In Hume

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $100,000 towards locally-designed social cohesion initiatives in the City of Hume region. These initiatives will be delivered by Banksia Gardens Community Services, in collaboration with the City of Hume, Hume Interfaith Network, the Australian Turkish Institute and other local..

Social Cohesion Package to Bring Communities Together

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $500,000 in social cohesion initiatives to bring families and communities together. Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott, said the funds will support initiatives in Hume, Moreland, and six other local government areas. Examples of initiatives supported under the program..

Fifteen Proud Years Of Harmony Day

The 15th annual Harmony Day will take place this Saturday, celebrating Australia’s rich cultural diversity. Events will take place across the country – from concerts to morning teas – to celebrate the differences that unite us all. Festivities will continue across the weekend, with people of..

Labor Government Supporting Training For Multicultural Students

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting students undertaking training who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds this week. Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, said that in addition to local students from diverse backgrounds, thousands of international students also add to our culture..

Social Cohesion Strengthened in Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the development of intercultural and interfaith connections in the City of Greater Shepparton, with an investment of $30,000 towards locally-designed social cohesion initiatives in the region. These initiatives will be delivered by the Greater Shepparton City Council, in collaboration..

Victoria To Embrace Cultural Diversity Week 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorians to once again embrace Cultural Diversity Week – Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration – when it kicks off this Saturday 14 March. Victorians are proud of our diversity. More than 46 per cent of our population are either born..

More Than Seven Young Workers Injured Every Day

According to the latest statistics from WorkSafe, more than seven young workers aged between 15 and 24 are seriously injured every day in Victoria. Half of these injuries take place in the construction, retail and manufacturing sectors. The death of a 19-year-old construction worker at..

Labor Government Acts To Restore Public Confidence

The Andrews Labor Government has acted decisively in relation to reports of water contamination at the CFA’s training facility in Fiskville. The Minister for Finance, Robin Scott, met this morning with the CEO and Chair of WorkSafe Victoria to address concerns about the performance of..