From today, changes to the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Act 2015 in Victoria allow couples to adopt regardless of their sex or gender identity.
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The Andrews Labor Government’s $25 million investment to transform Ballarat Station took a major leap forward today, with the planning approval to deliver the project.
More than 70,000 Victorian students will have regular access to a doctor and the healthcare they need at school, with 100 schools across the state to take part in Australia’s first Doctors in Secondary Schools Program.
North Melbourne’s Arden precinct will be home to up to 15,000 people and up to 34,000 jobs, with new plans today released for development over the next 30 years.
Victorian traditional owners will be able to more easily exercise their rights to Crown land and natural resources for cultural, social and economic reasons, thanks to new legislation introduced by the Andrews Labor Government.
Thirty finalists for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards were announced today ahead of an awards ceremony later this year.
The Andrews Labor Government has announced immediate new road safety measures in response to Victoria’s worst start to the year for road fatalities since 2008.
Acting Minister for Industrial Relations Jacinta Allan yesterday received the final report of the Independent Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work in Victoria.
Attorney-General Martin Pakula today welcomed a Chinese legal delegation from Victoria’s sister province of Jiangsu, whose delegates are participating in this year’s Sir Zelman Cowen Centre legal education program.
The Andrews Labor Government has taken another step towards transforming Swan Street Bridge by selecting an architect for the makeover of the Melbourne icon.
The diversity of Victoria’s digital technology sector was on show at the 2016 National iAwards held in Melbourne last night, with Victorian tech companies collecting five awards for innovative solutions in agriculture, health, education and social welfare.
The Andrews Labor Government continues to support the Scotsburn community’s recovery from last year’s bushfire, with a $924,000 funding boost for landscape rehabilitation and a new community hub.
Geelong’s Anam Cara House will receive $120,000 from the Andrews Labor Government to improve access to compassionate end-of-life care and respite services across the Barwon South Western Region.
The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with implementing Family Violence Royal Commission recommendations through further investments in support services for victims of family violence and sexual assault and the appointment of an Implementation Monitor.
V/Line is making it easier and more comfortable for passengers with communication difficulties to travel, after becoming the first public transport operator in the world to be recognised as communication accessible.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Jill Hennessy, today officially opened University Hospital Geelong’s new $11.5 million rooftop helipad for time-critical emergency air ambulance transfers.
A free nursing service is now available every night at the Andrews Labor Government’s first five Supercare Pharmacies, for face-to-face health advice and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries.
The Premier’s Jobs and Investment Panel today met in Gippsland, bringing together Victoria’s business and industry leaders to discuss job creation, boosting local skills, and economic growth in the Valley.
The Andrews Labor Government today released its response to the independent review into Victoria’s education funding, led by former Premier the Hon Steve Bracks AC.
Work is underway to connect the Wedderburn region to Victoria’s water grid as part of a major Andrews Labor Government project to give water security to the region’s rural communities for the first time.