Stop Flu 2024- Chief Health Officer Clare Looker


Victorians are being reminded to book in their annual flu vaccination ahead of an expected rise in flu and other respiratory viruses this winter. Victorian Chief Health Officer Clare Looker today visited the Royal Children’s Hospital for her annual vaccination and to encourage more Victorians to get theirs, particularly thoseRead More →

Ben Carroll Education Minister


Nominations are now open for a new category of the Premier’s VCE Awards 2023 which recognises the outstanding achievements of Victoria’s first VCE Vocational Major (VM) students. Minister for Education Ben Carroll today encouraged teachers across the state to get in early and nominate high-performing students for the Outstanding VCERead More →

Biggest Job Losses -Brad Rowswell


Victoria has suffered its worst ever post-Christmas job losses as more than 100,000 Victorians lost their jobs in January 2023. ABS data released today has shown a concerning 0.5 per cent increase in Victoria’s unemployment rate to 4.0 per cent – the equal highest of any mainland state or territory.Read More →

Indumati Pande - tribute

How do I describe my feelings, my utmost respect, and my love for a relationship that took more than four decades to develop? MaanJi inspired, influenced and guided my life and changed its course for ever. In the last few weeks of her life, Maanji often called me and leftRead More →

Suburban Rail Loop going ahead

Undaunted by the Opposition’s vociferous calls to not sign any further contracts for the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL), and ignoring misgivings expressed by some experts, the Allan Labor Government is powering ahead with the appointment of the preferred bidder for the second tunnelling contract for SRL East exhibiting a dogged,Read More →

Marquis Macadamia cracks the Indian Nuts market

Indian consumers are getting a taste of premium Australian macadamias, thanks to the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI-ECTA). The reduced import tariffs enabled Marquis Macadamias to send its first container shipment of macadamias to India in September 2023. The Australian Macadamia Society suggests the Indian market for macadamias couldRead More →

Minimum Wage FW Ombudsman Anna Booth

All workers on minimum wage should be aware that their weekly take home pay has increased from 1 July. All employers should apply a 3.75 per cent minimum wage increase to eligible employees’ pay from the first full pay period starting on or after today, 1 July 2024. The newRead More →

Steve McGhie -Sri Durga Temple Rockbank- $400,000 for car park

Devotees of the Durga Temple and Swaminarayan Mandal should thank the Allan Labor Government for a huge financial boost with its funding for infrastructure and facilities that communities need to celebrate their culture and traditions. Member for Melton Steve McGhie has announced that three local organizations will receive a shareRead More →

Aus Indian Agriculture collaboration

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), in collaboration with the Australian Government, hosted a comprehensive and productive roundtable to discuss the learnings from the Australia-India Critical Agriculture Skills Pilot Project. Led by Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, MSDE, and Mr. Mathew Johnston, Minister Counsellor, Education and Research, AustralianRead More →