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New Register Brings Peace Of Mind For Pet Owners

Victorians can now find out where their new pet has come from, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Pet Exchange Register which comes into effect on 1 July. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited the RSPCA’s headquarters to detail how the new system will..

Delivering Jobs For The Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley GovHub is a step closer with planning approvals now in place and local businesses being encouraged to register their interest in working on the landmark project. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced new planning..

Cheers To The Wine Growth Fund

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s world-class wine industry, with a grants program to support the growth of the state’s wineries, increase visitors to wine regions, boost exports and support local jobs. Minister for Regional Development and Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Bass River..

Virtual Reboot For Livestock Feeding Books

The Andrews Labor Government’s sheep and beef drought feeding books have gone virtual, alongside a range of online management tools to help farmers respond to drought and dry seasonal conditions. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the books as a set of online practical..

Skilling The Next Generation Of Victorian Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government’s Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships are now open to young farmers looking to access study and training, and then invest on-farm or in further professional development. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today opened the 2019 program during a visit to..

PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE WITH WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICES

More Victorians will be trained in preventing family violence with new funding to teach people how to call out sexism and create gender equality policies in schools, health services, councils and workplaces. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced $1.2 million to..

CHILDREN’S FACILITIES CAPITAL PROGRAM GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Andrews Labor Government is providing grants for state-of-the-art kindergarten facilities across Victoria ahead of the three-year-old kindergarten roll-out next year. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes welcomed the opening of the 2019/20 Children’s Facilities Capital Program from the Minister for Education James Merlino. Applications..

Regional Women Leading The Way

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging women making a difference in regional Victoria to apply for a place on the Victorian Rural Women’s Network to develop their leadership skills and advocate for country communities. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the 2020 intake of..

BOOSTING SAFETY AND ACCESS ON LAKINS ROAD

A newly completed dual lane bridge has opened up heavy vehicle access over Black Creek on Lakins Road, Mansfield, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Fixing Country Roads Program. Previously a single lane bridge with a 3-tonne load limit, the new Lakins Road bridge can..

GETTING ON WITH SEYMOUR LINE SLEEPER WORKS

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with Seymour line sleeper replacement works and giving greater certainty to passengers with the introduction of a temporary timetable in July. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said V/Line crews would work through the night to replace more..

United Nations Award For Victorian Rabbit Program

The Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Rabbit Action Network is set to be recognised with a prestigious United Nations Public Service award. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the program, delivered by Agriculture Victoria, will receive an award for ‘delivering more inclusive and equitable services’..

International Visitors Flock To Victoria’s Regions

Victorian tourism is breaking records, bolstered by unprecedented growth in international visitors drawn to country and regional areas. Tourism Research Australia today reported that in the year to March, Victoria welcomed 3.1 million international tourists – up 5 per cent on the previous year –..

FREE OPEN DAYS AT SNOBS CREEK HATCHERY

The Snobs Creek hatchery built by the Andrews Labor Government will be opening its doors during the school holidays – welcoming visitors to free open days on July 11 and 12. The two open days will provide keen freshwater anglers, locals and tourists with the..

CALL FOR COMMUNITY VIEWS ON BUSHFIRE CENTRE PROPOSAL

The Mitchell Shire community is being invited to have their say on a new bushfire museum and education centre to raise awareness of the history, stories and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, as well as other significant fires. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes..

CALL FOR COMMUNITY VIEWS ON BUSHFIRE CENTRE PROPOSAL

The Murrindindi Shire community is being invited to have their say on a new bushfire museum and education centre to raise awareness of the history, stories and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, as well as other significant fires. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes..

Fake Tradies Target Residents In The North East

Residents in Victoria’s North East are being warned to be vigilant against a group of fake tradies after they scammed homeowners in the area out of $41,000. The warning comes after record losses experienced by consumers at the hands of fake tradies — over $2.5 million..