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New Appointment To Victoria’s Highest Court

13th Apr 2021 The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Solicitor-General Kristen Walker QC as a judge of the Court of Appeal. Ms Walker’s appointment as a judge of appeal follows a distinguished career of more than 25 years in the legal profession..

BROADFORD GETS BIG BOOST IN HEALTHCARE ACCESS

Friday, 26 March 2021 Victorians living in the Mitchell Shire now have access to more community health services with a $3.7 million revamp of Broadford’s Nexus Community Health Centre now complete, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes toured the..

Changing The Game With Autism Housing Support In Mansfield

1st Apr 2021 The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring young Victorians with autism and their families have access to the support they need with a new residential care program in Mansfield. The housing project is part of Mansfield Autism Statewide Services (MASS) ‘Operation Gamechanger’, located..

New Gold Guide To Improve Your Prospects This Easter

26th Mar 2021 More than 170 years on from the start of the gold rush, budding prospectors retracing the steps of pioneers in search of their own bounty will have help thanks to a new guide from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Resources Jaclyn..

WORK GETTING SET TO START ON EUROA PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 Students at Euroa Primary School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced that Ed Ewers..

Specialist Local Government Watchdog Appointed

23rd March 2021 Local government wrongdoers have been put on notice, with the appointment of Michael Stefanovic AM as Victoria’s new Chief Municipal Inspector. Mr Stefanovic will protect the integrity of local governments by monitoring and investigating complaints about council operations, elections and prosecuting anyone..

CAMPGROUND INVESTMENT TO BOOST TOURISM IN NORTH EAST

Monday, 22 March 2021 Campgrounds, walking tracks and visitor sites throughout north-east Victoria are being revitalised thanks to the Victorian Government’s Victoria’s Great Outdoors (VGO). Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the $3.8 million investment over the next three years will deliver seven new..

MORE SUPPORT TO GROW CYCLE TOURISM IN THE NORTH EAST

Friday, 19 March 2021 Cyclists will soon have even more of a reason to visit north east Victoria with several exciting cycle tourism projects receiving funding through the Andrews Labor Government’s Ride High Country Fund. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited the Ovens..

New Laws Give Victorians Hope To Turn Their Lives Around

18th March 2021 Victorians who have carried the unfair burden of a minor historical offence will have a better chance to turn their lives around, thanks to new laws passed by Parliament today. The Spent Convictions Bill 2020 removes the barriers faced by those who..

WANGARATTA’S NEW POOLS MAKE A SPLASH

Friday, 19 March 2021 For the first time in the region, the greater Wangaratta community now has access to a dedicated hydrotherapy pool and a new FINA-compliant 50 metre outdoor pool, thanks to a $1.5 million grant and $6 million low-interest loan from the Victorian..

Criminal Jury Trials On Track To Resume In Regions

19th Mar 2021 The Andrews Labor Government is boosting regional courtroom capacity, enabling criminal jury trials to resume – keeping the justice system moving while improving the safety of communities. The Victorian Budget 2020-21 provided nearly $6 million to modify courtrooms across seven sites to..

New Legislation Keeping The Wheels Of Justice Turning

17th March 2021 New laws to ensure the justice system can continue to operate safely, effectively and efficiently as we recover from the effects of COVID-19 have passed Victorian Parliament. The Justice Legislation Amendment (System Enhancements and Other Matters) Bill 2021 makes permanent a range..

MAJOR BOOST FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

Wednesday, 17 March 2021 The Andrews Labor Government has invested $2,166,363 in emergency services in Northern Victoria to provide essential operational equipment, vehicles, appliances and minor facility improvements for local volunteers. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced 31 local Country Fire Authority (CFA) and..

MORE FUNDING FOR OUTDOOR DINING IN WANGARATTA

Friday, 12 March 2021 Popular outdoor dining areas for restaurants, pubs and cafes in Wangaratta will continue through a COVIDSafe autumn thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Wangaratta Rural City Council will receive an additional $150,000..

FINAL STAGES OF ARTERIAL ROAD BUSHFIRE RECOVERY WORKS

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 Drivers in north east Victoria will have safer and more reliable routes through the high country, thanks to $3.5 million worth of works on bushfire-affected roads in the region. The works will include upgrades to Benambra-Corryong Road in the Upper Murray,..

MAINTENANCE BLITZ TO SEE UPGRADES ON MURPHY STREET

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a smoother and safer journey for the thousands of drivers using Murphy Street in Wangaratta, as part of the regional road maintenance blitz across north east Victoria. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said improvements..

Enshrining Victoria’s Ban On Fracking Forever

5th Mar 2021 The Andrews Labor Government has listened to farmers and regional communities and banned fracking in Victoria for good, enshrining the ban in the state’s Constitution. The Constitution Amendment (Fracking Ban) Bill 2020 has passed through the Upper House and Victoria’s Constitution will..