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Archives for March, 2023

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Workers Win As Portable Long Service Leave Cover Grows

Victoria’s portable long service leave scheme has reached a major milestone as it provides certainty for community workers, contract cleaners and security guards across the state. The Andrews Labor Government introduced the scheme in 2019 to support workers in industries where movement between employers is..

Connection Deepens Education, Trade Links With Vietnam

The Andrews Labor Government is building on strong commercial and cultural ties with Vietnam in the 50th year of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam. While visiting Vietnam in January, Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas announced Victoria as the headline sponsor for the..

Jobs Growth Creates Confidence In Regional Communities

Victoria’s sustained regional employment growth is leading the nation with thousands of new jobs created across the state last month. There have never been more Victorians in work in regional areas. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures published today show that regional jobs grew by..


The Andrews Labor Government is building more amenities for people with disability, with Councils, tourism attractions and destinations, and local not for profit organisations all encouraged to apply for grants to build Changing Places facilities in Werribee. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas launched the latest..


VicHealth is partnering with community groups and organisations across Victoria to give 180 local ideas a JumpStart! in creating vibrant, active and connected communities of young people. JumpStart! is a VicHealth initiative focused on building healthier communities through community sport, active play, art and food..


Werribee children can go ‘wild about reading’, as they embark on the annual Premiers’ Reading Challenge for another year. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced the 2023 Premiers’ Reading Challenge is open and is encouraging Werribee students and families to get behind the initiative that..

Return Of International Students Buoys Victoria

International students are flocking to Victoria and Melbourne – Australia’s best student city – injecting energy, boosting the economy and providing a ready supply of workers for jobs. Department of Home Affairs data shows since international borders reopened in December 2021, the number of student..

Delivering More Surgery In Melbourne’s West

Hundreds more patients in Melbourne’s west will get the elective surgery they need sooner – thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.5 billion COVID Catch Up Plan. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the newly opened Werribee Rapid Access Hub..

Steady Hand Keeps Victoria’s Economy Strong

A snapshot of the state’s finances shows Victoria is in sound shape as the economy continues a sustained recovery from the effects of the global pandemic that is growing jobs and underpinning confidence. Victoria’s Mid-Year Financial Report, published today, reveals a resilient state that recorded..

Future Of Zero-Emission Flying On Show At Avalon

Victorians will get a glimpse into the future of flying at the Australian International Airshow this week, with cutting-edge electric aircraft, aerial taxis and cargo drones part of an Andrews Labor Government display. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today launched the Government’s Advanced..

Workers, Businesses Make Victoria’s Economy Number One

Victoria’s economy is the strongest in the nation with the state leading all-comers in a key economic indicator – state final demand – in the December quarter and over the year. Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) results show that Victoria’s growth in final demand..