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Sun Sets On Dodgy Property Developers

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victorians buying property off-the-plan from delay tactics used by some property developers to rip people off. The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2018 will restrict the use of sunset clauses without the purchaser’s consent. The changes mean off-the-plan contracts..

BOOST FOR ABORIGINAL EARLY LEARNING FACILITY

Community infrastructure for Aboriginal Victorians in Melbourne’s northern suburbs has received a boost courtesy of the Andrews Labor Government’s Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program. As part of the program, Bubup Wilam for Early Learning in Thomastown has received $109,350 for capital works and upgrades to community..

VICTORIA LEADS THE NATION IN VACCINATION RATES

Five-year-olds in Victoria are now better protected against diseases prevented by vaccination than in any other state in Australia, new data shows. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny MP announced the latest figures from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register that show 96.76 per cent of five-year-olds..

5 MILLION BREAKFASTS SERVED UP TO SCHOOL KIDS

The Andrews Labor Government’s School Breakfast Clubs have served five million meals to students across Victoria, ensuring they start their school day on a full stomach, ready to learn. Minister for Education James Merlino this morning joined students at Morwell Park Primary School, one of..

PACKAGING UP JOBS AND INVESTMENT FOR VICTORIA

A global food packaging company has expanded its operations in Victoria, retained its local workforce and boosted its export capability as part of a multimillion dollar project supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Employment Vicki Ward joined Member for Thomastown..

CRIME DOWN IN THE CITY OF WHITTLESEA

State MPs Danielle Green, Lily D’Ambrosio and Bronwyn Halfpenny have welcomed figures released by the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) that indicate a reduction of crime in the City of Whittlesea. New figures released by the independent CSA show the six-year crime trend that started in..

EXTRA SERVICES FOR SOUTH MORANG AND MERNDA PASSENGERS

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver three stations and hundreds of extra train services every week on the new Mernda Line when the $600 million Mernda Rail Extension opens later this year. The timetable will deliver 115 new and extended weekday services for the Mernda..

GETTING THINGS DONE FOR THOMASTOWN

The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will deliver new skills, good jobs, more schools and better roads for every Victorian. Families in Thomastown will have good schools close to home, with nearly $1.3 billion for schools around the state. This includes building and planning 28 new schools,..

BUILDING A BETTER EPPING ROAD

Drivers in the growing northern suburbs will get a faster, less congested commute with major upgrades to Epping Road in Epping. The works will be part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Suburban Roads Upgrade – the biggest investment in suburban roads in Victoria’s history –..

WORLD CLASS NORTHERN HOSPITAL EXPANSION STARTS

More patients in Melbourne’s north will access care and surgery faster and closer to home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s world-class expansion of the Northern Hospital in Epping, with early works kick starting today. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Thomastown..

GIVING LALOR KIDS THE SCHOOL THEY DESERVE

Students in Lalor will have the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to get the great education they deserve, thanks to a major upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced that Lalor Gardens Primary School will get a..

POLICE BODY-WORN CAMERAS TO BOOST COMMUNITY SAFETY

Police in Melbourne’s north will be patrolling with body-worn cameras to better respond to and investigate crime thanks to a multi-million-dollar investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville launched the first stage of the Victoria Police state-wide roll out of body..

MORE STATION CAR PARKING FOR EPPING

The Andrews Labor Government will build more than 70 new car parking spaces at Epping Station as part of the biggest one-off boost to train station parking in Victoria’s history. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will provide $60 million to build more than 2,000 new parking spaces, deliver more secure storage facilities for cyclists and improve access for pedestrians at key stations across Melbourne…

BUDGET BOOST TO HELP NORTHERN HEALTH FIGHT WINTER FLU

Northern Health will have the support it needs to fight the flu this winter, thanks to a boost for emergency departments from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced $50 million from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to help hospitals open more..