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First Ministry of the Allan Labor Government


On Tuesday 26 September, Daniel Andrews announced his resignation as the Premier of Victoria and Member for Mulgrave. After almost nine years at the helm of the Victorian Government and twenty-one years in the Victorian Parliament Daniel Andrews decided now was the right time to leave. In 2010, Andrews became Victorian Labor Leader and just… Continue reading First Ministry of the Allan Labor Government

Victoria’s Housing Statement


20 September 2023 This morning the Andrews Labor Government released Victoria’s Housing Statement. The statement outlines the Government’s plan to build an extra 800,000 new homes over a decade through planning reforms. The statement also includes a 7.5% levy on short stay accommodation, rental reforms, and a plan to redevelop all of Victoria’s 44 high-rise… Continue reading Victoria’s Housing Statement

The week that was in Victorian politics


 24 July 2023 The week beginning 17th of July 2023 in Victorian politics has been significant in delivering substantial reforms to reduce gambling harm caused by electronic gaming machines, or ‘pokies’. The Government also made the difficult decision to cancel the 2026 Commonwealth Games with excessive revised costs associated with hosting the Games being the… Continue reading The week that was in Victorian politics

Victorian Budget 2023-24


On 23 May 2023, Victorian Treasurer the Hon. Tim Pallas MP delivered the Andrews Labor Government’s ninth Budget. The 2023-24 Budget predominantly focuses towards targeting the debt created by the response to the COVID19 pandemic with a key feature of the budget being COVID Debt Repayment Plan; a measure to approach the $31.5 billion worth… Continue reading Victorian Budget 2023-24

SEC Expert Advisory Panel


On 7 February 2023, the Andrews Labor Government in Victoria announced the appointment of an Expert Advisory panel to guide the revived State Electricity Commission (SEC). The SEC’s Expert Advisory Panel will be chaired by John Bradley, Secretary of the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action – and will also include Audrey Zibelman, Andy… Continue reading SEC Expert Advisory Panel

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