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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..

Big Rig Brings Rock-Solid Promise Of Low-Emissions Future

A 150-metre tall drilling rig has arrived in Port Phillip Bay before heading along the coast to spend the summer in Gippsland, testing rocks that could store carbon dioxide and reduce Victoria’s emissions. The Noble Tom Prosser rig will soon be drilling in Bass Strait..

Investing In The Next Generation Of Victorian Farmers

Thirteen young farmers from across Victoria have received the Andrews Labor Government’s Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships, supporting the state’s future agriculture leaders to shine. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the winners of the fifth round of scholarships, delivering on the Labor..

Broadford Ambulance Station Opens Its Doors

The Andrews Government have proudly built and funded the new state-of-the-art Broadford ambulance branch staffed by a dedicated paramedic team to provide faster response times and save lives. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes joined local paramedics and members of the..

App Maps Give Victorian Hunters More

It’s now easier for Victorian hunters to find out where they can legally hunt across the state with the release of the Andrews Labor Government’s new electronic hunting maps. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes launched the new maps on Victoria’s already popular More To Explore..

Small-Scale And Craft Grants Help Agribusinesses Thrive

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian small-scale agricultural businesses to grow – boosting jobs, attracting visitors and making sure regional communities are vibrant destinations to live and visit. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes visited Tolpuddle Goat Cheese and Farm Foods..

Big Savings For Families As The Smile Squad Hits Wodonga

Students across north-east Victoria have brighter, healthier smiles thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s free dental care program for school kids. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes visited Melrose Primary School today, one of the first schools in Victoria to be..

Faster Broadband Speeding Into Horsham

Businesses and regional communities around Horsham now have access to faster and more reliable broadband services with the launch of the Andrews Labor Government’s enhanced broadband network across the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today launched the Horsham Enhanced Broadband network at Horsham-based..

Making Farms Smart In Horsham

Victoria’s grains industry and the Wimmera’s wider agriculture sector are set to be at the forefront of farm technology with the opening of the Horsham SmartFarm, supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today officially launched the SmartFarm at the Horsham..

Sleeper Replacement Works Move To Shepparton Line

The Andrews Labor Government’s sleeper line replacement has moved to the next phase, with crews working through the night to replace tens-of-thousands of sleepers between Seymour and Shepparton. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited Seymour where..

Improving Safety At St Mary’s College Seymour

The Andrews Labor Government is improving safety for the 400 students and teachers at St Mary’s College in Seymour by helping fund a new boundary fence alongside the adjacent North East Railway corridor. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn..

KEEPING THE LEGACY OF OUR VETERANS ALIVE IN RUSHWORTH

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of local veterans alive with funding to support the Rushworth RSL Sub Branch. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the Rushworth RSL Sub Branch will receive $30,000 to restore the Rushworth War Memorial. Works will include..

KEEPING THE LEGACY OF OUR VETERANS ALIVE IN YEA

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of local veterans alive with funding to support Yea-Kinglake RSL Sub Branch Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the Yea-Kinglake RSL Sub Branch will receive $40,000 to create a safer RSL Hall entry for Yea-Kinglake Veterans. ..

KEEPING THE LEGACY OF OUR VETERANS ALIVE

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of local veterans alive with funding to support Mansfield RSL Sub-Branch and the Jamieson Community Group. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Mansfield RSL Sub-Branch will receive $8000 and Jamieson Community Group and Associated Bodies Inc..

Supporting Young People Into Jobs In Loddon Campaspe

Young Victorians, their teachers and future employers have come together with the Andrews Labor Government in the Loddon Campaspe region today to build better pathways between school and work. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes, Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney, Minister for Transport..

Securing The Future For Forestry Industry Workers

The Andrews Labor Government has today acted to ensure a long-term and sustainable future for Victoria’s forestry industry – and for the Victorian workers who rely on it. As Australian Paper moves away from using native timber in its paper production and with a reduction..

Bringing Big Entertainment To A Small Town Near You

Audiences across regional Victoria will get an exciting mix of entertainment in 2020 thanks to the latest round of funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced grants from the Small Regional Presenters program totalling almost $150,000 for 21..