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Crackdown on Underquoting to Protect Local Homebuyers

Victorian homebuyers struggling to get into the market will be protected from underquoting real estate agents, thanks to new laws to be introduced in the...

More Support for Western Health to Help People Experiencing Family Violence

Western Health staff will be trained to identify the signs of family violence and assist people experiencing violence to seek support as part of a...

More Support For Hospitals To Tackle Family Violence

Hundreds of hospital staff will be trained to identify the signs of family violence and help patients experiencing harm to seek support as part of...

Protecting Babies From Deadly Whooping Cough

The number of cases of babies with whooping cough have more than halved in the last year after the Andrews Labor Government reinstated the free...

 

Medicinal Cannabis One Step Closer For Victorian Patients

Victorian patients are one step closer to accessing medicinal cannabis with the Andrews Labor Government

$13 Million Boost For Emergency Services Volunteers

Emergency services volunteers around the state will share in almost $13 million in Andrews Labor Government grants to buy new equipment. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Mr Merlino joined Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at the Bendigo SES unit to announce the establishment of a new Huntly SES satellite unit, which received a grant of more than $26,000 for a 4WD vehicle under the program. Under the program, the government will spend $2 for every $1 provided by volunteer groups to help them buy additional trucks, tankers, watercraft and trailers, and carry out minor upgrades to facilities. The Victorian State Emergency Service (SES), Life Saving Victoria, CFA, Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association and other volunteer emergency services organisations will share in 273 grants for units, clubs and brigades around the state. This includes: 179 grants worth $9.3 million for Country Fire Authority volunteer brigades 42 grants worth $2.2 million for the Victoria State Emergency Service 30 grants worth $735,000 for Life Saving Victoria 10 grants worth $307,500 for the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association 12 grants worth $320,000 for other volunteer organisations such as St John Ambulance and search and rescue squads The Labor Government is supporting emergency service volunteers to do their life saving work safely and effectively by providing grants for vital equipment and resources under the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino

$13 Million Boost For Emergency Services Volunteers

Emergency services volunteers around the state will share in almost $13 million in Andrews Labor Government grants to buy new equipment. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Mr Merlino joined Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at the Bendigo SES unit to announce the establishment of a new Huntly SES satellite unit, which received a grant of more than $26,000 for a 4WD vehicle under the program. Under the program, the government will spend $2 for every $1 provided by volunteer groups to help them buy additional trucks, tankers, watercraft and trailers, and carry out minor upgrades to facilities. The Victorian State Emergency Service (SES), Life Saving Victoria, CFA, Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association and other volunteer emergency services organisations will share in 273 grants for units, clubs and brigades around the state. This includes: 179 grants worth $9.3 million for Country Fire Authority volunteer brigades 42 grants worth $2.2 million for the Victoria State Emergency Service 30 grants worth $735,000 for Life Saving Victoria 10 grants worth $307,500 for the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association 12 grants worth $320,000 for other volunteer organisations such as St John Ambulance and search and rescue squads The Labor Government is supporting emergency service volunteers to do their life saving work safely and effectively by providing grants for vital equipment and resources under the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino

Work Starts On Angliss Hospital Redevelopment

Construction of the Andrews Labor Government

Hospital Waiting Lists At A Six-Year Low

The number of Victorian patients waiting for elective surgery is at its lowest level since June 2010.