Crime Statistics Reveal Increase In Reported Family Violence Incidents

Crime statistics released today reveal an increase in the number of family violence incidents reported. Figures show police recorded more than 68,000 family violence incidents last year, an increase of 8.2 per cent on 2013. The overall rate of recorded family violence incidents has increased 70.2 per cent since 2010.…

Cattle Banned From The Alpine National Park

The Andrews Labor Government will today deliver on its election commitment to ban cattle from Victoria’s Alpine National Park, forever. The Labor Government will today introduce legislation into the Victorian Parliament banning grazing in the Alpine National Park, as well as in the River Red Gum national parks.…

Boost To Playgroups For Victorian Families

Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today launched National Playgroup Week at the Melbourne Museum with a $50,000 investment to support new community playgroups. The funding will enable new playgroups across Victoria to apply for seed funding so they can get established and buy play equipment and books.…

Dulux Invests $165 Million In New Facility And Local Jobs

Australia’s largest paint manufacturer Dulux will invest $165 million to establish a major new paint manufacturing facility in Melbourne’s north, creating more than 60 new full time jobs. Dulux is already a major employer in Victoria, with nearly 1,000 workers. The new facility will create 200 indirect jobs…

Fashion Duo PAGEANT Crowned National Design Winners

Victorian design duo Amanda Cumming and Kate Reynolds, collectively known as PAGEANT, have won the 2015 Tiffany & Co National Designer Award, presented as part of the 2015 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. The National Designer Award recognises emerging designers whose work excels in creativity and…