Connecting Victoria’s regional and metropolitan rail networks to the airport for the first time.
The Andrews Labor Government will do what no other government has – develop a new Secure Work Pilot Scheme, to provide up to five days of sick and carer’s pay at the national minimum wage for casual or insecure workers in priority industries.
The Victorian Budget 2020/21 includes $868.6 million to ensure Victorians have the mental health support they need as we get on with fixing a broken system. This includes funding the rollout of the interim recommendations from the Royal Commission into Mental Health, including $492 million to deliver 120 mental health beds in Geelong, Epping, Sunshine and Melbourne. This is an addition to the 24 Hospital in the Home beds announced earlier this year bringing the total to 144.
Apprentices, trainees and former autoworkers are among those that will benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s Western Roads Upgrade, which will slash congestion and create more than 1,200 jobs.
Today’s CommSec State of the States report shows Victoria leading the nation in construction work, just days after the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed more jobs had been created in Victoria during the past year than any other state.
The Andrews Labor Government’s multibillion dollar pipeline of infrastructure projects is driving a new era for local steel production in Victoria and creating new manufacturing jobs.
The Andrews Labor Government is helping former automotive workers manufacture some of Victoria’s lifesaving fire and emergency response vehicles.
Victoria’s economy continues to go from strength to strength, with more jobs created in our state than the rest of the country combined, according to a new report by Deloitte Access Economics (DAE).
The Andrews Labor Government calls on the Commonwealth to use the Defence White Paper to secure the future of Victoria’s Williamstown shipyards.