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Archives for August, 2015

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Minister Hennessy will launch the Victorian Heart Maps

Robin Scott MP has welcomed the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy’s launch of the Victorian Heart Maps. These maps reveal the rates of heart attack and cardiac arrest in Victoria, including Preston. The data taken from the last six years..


Robin Scott MP has today congratulated Jnaallii Penrith from Melbourne Polytechnic in Preston for taking out the Victorian Koorie Student of the Year at the 2015 Victorian Training Awards. The Victorian Training Awards recognise the hard work of Victoria’s apprentices, trainees, training teacher and providers…

Nurse & Midwife To Patient Ratios To Be Enshrined In Law

The Andrews Labor Government will this week introduce landmark legislation to guarantee minimum numbers of nurses and midwives to care for Victorian patients. The Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Bill 2015 will ensure quality care and better outcomes for patients.

Wear It Purple Day – Grants Open For LGBTI Youth Projects

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a $160,000 round of small grants for projects that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) young people and promote their rights, health and wellbeing. This announcement marks Wear It Purple day, which is about respecting and supporting LGBTI young people to be proud of who they are.

S&P Affirms Labor Government’s Strong Financial Management

The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the confirmation of Victoria’s triple A stable credit rating by international agency, Standard & Poor’s. Standard & Poor’s said the rating reflects our state’s ‘very strong financial management and economy’, and ‘Victoria’s strong budgetary performance and low contingent liabilities’, endorsing the measured and strategic approach taken by the Andrews Labor Government to Victoria’s budget.


Member for Preston Robin Scott MP has today reinforced the importance of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to strengthen councillor conduct standards. The proposed Local Government (Improved Governance) Bill 2015, to be presented to Parliament in the next month, will clarify expectations of councillors, provide..

Preston Ambulance Station to be Rebuilt

Preston Labor MP Robin Scott said today that the State Government will rebuild Preston Ambulance Station as part of a $20 million investment to modernise and upgrade ambulance facilities across Victoria.

Ambulance Stations Across Victoria To Be Upgraded

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the six ambulance stations that will be rebuilt as part of a $20 million investment to modernise and upgrade ambulance facilities across Victoria. In metropolitan Melbourne, ambulance stations will be rebuilt in Kew, Dandenong, and Preston. In regional Victoria, stations will be rebuilt in Echuca, Orbost, and Sale.


  The Andrews Labor Government is rebuilding Victoria’s reputation as the nation’s leader for renewable energy, today unveiling its Renewable Energy Roadmap. Member for Preston Robin Scott MP said the Renewable Energy Roadmap is the first to announce the Government’s plan to attract Victoria’s share..


In good news for local library lovers, the Andrews Labor Government will deliver $914,055 to Darebin libraries, as part of the Public Libraries Funding Program in 2015-16.

Melbourne Voted The World’s Most Liveable City Once More

Melbourne has been voted the world’s most liveable city for a fifth-straight year. The annual Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index looks at 140 cities worldwide, and we topped the list once more. Melbourne secured perfect scores of 100 in healthcare, education and infrastructure, culture..

Another Labor Promise Delivered With New Public Holidays

Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis today lodged a notice of decision confirming the Andrews Labor Government’s election commitment to make Grand Final Friday and Easter Sunday public holidays from this year. The new public holidays will deliver massive benefits across the state, boosting regional..

Labor Government Fixing Schools And Building The Education State

More than 150 public schools will share in $27 million to fix ageing buildings and infrastructure, Minister for Education James Merlino announced today. Almost 330 buildings at 153 schools will be renovated and refurbished so that Victoria’s children can receive a quality education in quality..

Labor Government To Strengthen Broadmeadows Precinct

Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced a boost to three projects in the heart of Broadmeadows. Speaking at the Broadmeadows Economic and Cultural Development Summit, organised and championed by Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire, Mr Pallas announced funding of $1.3 million to begin the revitalisation of..