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Supporting Bushfire-Affected Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is providing assistance to farmers affected by bushfires in East Gippsland and north-east Victoria to make sure they have the support they need during and after the disaster. The Agriculture Victoria Relief and Recovery Incident Management Team has been established and..

New Chief Vet Joins Effort To Secure Victoria’s Animal Health

A new Chief Veterinary Officer for Victoria has been appointed to build on the Andrews Labor Government’s work to strengthen the state’s animal health, welfare and biosecurity standards. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced Dr Graeme Cooke, the United Kingdom’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer,..

Victorian Meat Leads Strong Agriculture Exports

Victorian food and fibre exports reached a new high last financial year – showing that despite difficult seasonal and market conditions, Victoria’s agriculture sector continues to go from strength to strength. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes toured Yarra Valley Cherries in Gruyere during the company’s..

Authority Chair To Continue The Game Plan

The Andrews Labor Government has extended Brian Hine’s term as chair of the Game Management Authority for a further three years from 1 July 2020. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced Mr Hine’s reappointment. The former Victorian Deputy Emergency Services Commissioner has more than..

Christmas Cheer Rings Throughout The Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley Racing’s inaugural Christmas Cup meeting will receive some extra yuletide cheer, thanks to a funding package of more than $62,000. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Andrews Labor Government would contribute more than $17,500 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund..

SMILE SQUAD TO VISIT TOWONG KIDS FROM TERM ONE

Students in Towong will have brighter and healthier smiles when the Smile Squad free dental program is rolled out to more schools in term one next year. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes MP announced the Smile Squad – Victoria’s new fleet of school dental..

SMILE SQUAD TO VISIT MANSFIELD KIDS FROM TERM ONE

Students in Mansfield will have brighter and healthier smiles when the Smile Squad free dental program is rolled out to more schools in term one next year. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes MP announced the Smile Squad – Victoria’s new fleet of school dental..

Protecting Victoria’s Animals From Cruelty

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new rules to protect the welfare of Victorian animals, with the updated Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (POCTA) Regulations now in effect Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes announced the rules that will come into force, following extensive consultation that..

Farm Machinery Improvement Grants Now Open

Farmers in the north-west Millewa region can now apply for a farm machinery grant to help them maintain on-farm machinery and equipment and prepare for future seasons, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today opened applications for the Farm Machinery..

SIZZLING SUMMER OF RACING LOCKED IN FOR BENALLA

Racing fans in Benalla are in for a triple treat this summer at the Benalla Racing Club, thanks to a funding package worth more than $62,000. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the Andrews Labor Government is tipping in $25,000 from its Victorian Racing..

NEW FISHING PLATFORM FOR SEYMOUR

A new fishing platform has been built on the banks of the Goulburn River in Seymour to improve access for families and make it easier for everyone to wet a line. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes joined the Victorian Fisheries Authority and recreational fishing..

UPGRADED SEYMOUR URGENT CARE CENTRE OPENS

Better and safer care will be provided to the people of Seymour and surrounding communities with the completion of $1.62 million revamp of Seymour Hospital. Member for Northern Victorian Jaclyn Symes MP today officially opened the redeveloped urgent care facility that delivers better comfort for..

Latrobe Valley Leading The Way In Transition

Three years on from its establishment, the Andrews Labor Government’s Latrobe Valley Authority is leading the way in helping the Gippsland community through industry transition and keeping the region thriving. The launch of the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Transitioning to a strong future report outlines its..

Victoria Strikes Gold With Mining Jobs Growth

Victoria’s resources boom is producing a massive rise in local jobs, with the Andrews Labor Government’s support of the minerals exploration sector leading to huge investment by companies in Victoria. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show Victorian mining employment rose 41 per cent..

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY FROM SKIN CANCER

More of the community will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the four community organisations who will receive a share in..

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY FROM SKIN CANCER

More of the community will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the three community organisations who will receive a share in..

Regional Focus For Mental Health System Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government will accept each and every one of the recommendations handed down by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, as part of its interim report. Minister for Regional Development and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited Broadford Living..

New Drought Assistance Now Rolling Out

Victorian farmers affected by drought and dry seasonal conditions are encouraged to apply for the Andrews Labor Government’s new grants programs offering on-farm assistance and household financial relief. The $15 million Farmers’ Drought Fund is part of the Labor Government’s $31 million support package announced..