aArchives for June, 2015

Archives for June, 2015

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Labor Funds 7000 New Apprenticeships And Traineeships

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $50 million to help thousands of Victorians get back into education and training and to find a job. While visiting Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus this morning, Premier Daniel Andrews said the TAFE Back to Work Fund is supporting TAFE institutes..

Public Meetings Announced For Indian Cultural Precinct

The Victorian Government has committed $500,000 towards the development of an Indian Cultural Precinct in metropolitan Melbourne. The Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott, is inviting interested organisations and individuals to attend public meetings to discuss the possible location and ideas for the precinct. The..

Grants To Help Multicultural Seniors Stay Active

Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley, today announced the recipients of 46 grants to help culturally diverse seniors get involved and participate in the community. Ethnic and multicultural community groups and organisations, as well as local councils, will share in $225,500 from the..

One Worker Injured Every Day In Latrobe Valley

During a visit today to Latrobe Valley, Minister for Finance, Robin Scott, urged local businesses to increase their focus on workplace safety, particularly in high risk industries such as manufacturing and health. The safety message was delivered this morning, when Mr Scott toured one of..

Ramadan Mubarak

Today marks the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, which will be observed by many of our fellow Victorians. Ramadan is a time of deep significance for Muslims. It’s a month of fasting and prayer, and a time for self-reflection, charity and family…

Clare Amies Appointed Chief Executive Of WorkSafe

A meeting of WorkSafe staff was called for this afternoon where Minister for Finance, Robin Scott, announced the appointment of Clare Amies as the new Chief Executive of WorkSafe Victoria. Following a comprehensive and competitive recruitment process, Ms Amies was selected as the preferred candidate..

Crackdown On Private Carpark Operators

Crackdown On Private Carpark Operators The Andrews Labor Government will introduce new legislation to protect Victorians from misleading and unfair practices by private car park operators. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Jane Garrett, said some operators in pay and display car parks were issuing unenforceable payment..

New Institute To Strengthen Social Cohesion And Multiculturalism

The Social Cohesion and Community Resilience Ministerial Taskforce, led by Deputy Premier James Merlino, met for the first time last Wednesday to discuss strategies to tackle all forms of violent extremism and strengthen our multiculturalism. The taskforce, which has ministers across four key portfolios of..


On behalf of the Victorian Government and the Victorian Labor Party, I offer my condolences to the friends and family of Joan Kirner, especially her husband, Ron, and their three children, Michael, Kate and David. Joan was a teacher and over the course of her..