Up to 100,000 Victorians will be tested for coronavirus over the next two weeks as part of a major testing blitz across the State, to better understand how the virus is spreading in the community and set us up for the potential easing of restrictions.
Victoria’s resources sector is stepping up to help keep the state running – from the everyday essentials we rely on at home and at work to the materials driving the state’s nation-leading construction program.
The Victorian Government has set up a dedicated taskforce to help keep the state’s building and development industry running through the coronavirus crisis, while announcing the approval of four new projects worth more than $1.5 billion dollars.
Emergency measures to support Victorians, save lives, protect businesses and jobs, and continue delivering vital government services during the coronavirus pandemic have passed Victorian Parliament.
Victoria’s public and private hospitals will begin doing more elective surgeries from next week, where it is safe to do so, following a slowdown of new coronavirus cases.
The Victorian Government will implement a range of temporary emergency measures to support Victorians and continue delivering the services we all rely on through the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus crisis.
Primary school students now have access to interactive learning resources to support their remote and flexible learning thanks to a partnership between the Victorian Government and the ABC.
Vulnerable Victorian families will be the priority of a dedicated police operation tackling family violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
Victorians will continue to get the skills they need to get a job and help us through the coronavirus crisis, with emergency funding from the Victorian Government to support the state’s TAFE and training system with student numbers expected to drop. Premier Daniel Andrews, Deputy..
The Victorian Government will put aside an additional $24.5 billion in emergency funding to fight coronavirus, support jobs, and set Victoria up to recover from the pandemic over the next two years.
The Victorian Government will bring urgent legislation to the Parliament in line with decisions of the National Cabinet to support tenants and landlords through the coronavirus pandemic by reforming residential and commercial tenancy laws.
The Victorian Government will fast-track the recruitment of 120 extra paramedics to boost the frontline of Victoria’s coronavirus response and help ensure all Victorians get the health support they need when they need it. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos said the new paramedics would..
The State of Emergency in Victoria is being extended for another four weeks to give the Victorian Government the powers it needs to keep slowing the spread of coronavirus and save lives.
The Victorian Government will ensure women and children escaping family violence have a safe place to go and the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic.