New tram to connect city’s south-east

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for locals in Melbourne’s busy south-eastern suburbs to get between Caulfield and Rowville, with planning and design to begin on a new tram route to connect the precincts. The route would provide a fast, alternative transport option for thousands of Victorians …

Victoria’s India Strategy: doubling trade and creating jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to double the value of Victoria’s annual goods exports to India to almost $1 billion over the next decade. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future ahead of his first official visit to India this week. The strategy …

Walk with a survivor: Jewish Holocaust Centre

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the development of a new virtual reality exhibition that tells the stories of survivors of the Holocaust. Premier Daniel Andrews announced a $30,000 contribution for Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre to develop the new exhibition during a visit to Yad Vashem in …

New Victorian Trade and Investment Office for Israel

The Andrews Labor Government has opened a new trade office in Tel Aviv, Israel – the 22nd Victorian Government Trade and Investment office – to drive new investment and exchange opportunities between Victoria and Israel. The new office – the only Australian state government trade and investment …

Jobs, tech and culture as Premier visits Israel & Greece

Cutting-edge technology, medical research, jobs, education and culture are on the agenda this week as Premier Daniel Andrews visits Israel and Greece – the first Victorian Premier to visit Israel since Steve Bracks in 2005. Mr Andrews will visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Athens during the five day official …

Victoria first state to pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws

The Victorian Parliament this afternoon passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after a comprehensive, historic and passionate debate in both lower and upper houses. The legislation will now go through an 18-month implementation period before it comes into effect in June 2019. Victorians living with a terminal …

Names for 5 new Metro Tunnel stations revealed

The Andrews Labor Government has revealed the names of the five new stations that will transform Melbourne’s train network, following an extensive public submission process that attracted over 50,000 suggestions. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan visited the Metro Tunnel …

New Ministry: Jobs, Investment and Early Childhood

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen its focus on creating jobs, attracting investment and ensuring every child gets the support they need to get the best start in life with changes to the ministry announced today. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled the new team, which sees Ben Carroll enter the Cabinet …

Next-gen military vehicles would mean 1000s of jobs in Southern Metro

Victoria is a step closer to securing a multi-billion dollar military vehicle contract that would create thousands of jobs in local manufacturing and help keep our troops safe for the future. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today visited the General Motors Holden site at …

Voluntary Assisted Dying model established ahead of vote in Parliament

The Andrews Labor Government will incorporate all 66 recommendations from the Ministerial Advisory Panel’s final report on Voluntary Assisted Dying into a Bill to be introduced into the Parliament in coming months. The Panel, chaired by neurosurgeon and former AMA President Dr Brian Owler, was established by …