Electorate Press Releases


Entries for December 2010

Do it yourself but do it safely

31 December, 2010
Minister for Consumer Affairs Michael O’Brien has urged homemakers and renovators to take care as they attempt any DIY projects around the home these holidays. ... Read more

Coalition Government keeps fare increases in line with inflation

30 December, 2010
Victoria’s public transport fares will be adjusted in line with inflation from 12 March 2011, Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder said today. From Marc... Read more

New point-of-sale tobacco bans in new year

30 December, 2010
New point-of-sale bans on the display of tobacco products in Victoria commence on January 1st, Health Minister David Davis said today. “There is a high level o... Read more

Consumer Affairs Minister launches vital consumer tool

26 December, 2010
Do you know your rights in the New Year’s sales? Download MyShopRights today, a free iPhone app, which provides instant advice while you’re out shopping these h... Read more

Over dimensional vehicles

24 December, 2010
Farmers will have access to Victoria’s road network over the holiday period this year in a move to accommodate for late harvesting as a result of recent wet wea... Read more

Planning permits issued for city developments

24 December, 2010
Planning Minister Matthew Guy today issued two planning permits within the City of Melbourne which will provide around 1500 new homes as well as complementary c... Read more

Minister Ryan launches new fire danger rating signs

23 December, 2010
Adjustable fire danger rating signs which reflect local fire risk will be rolled out across bushfire-prone communities in time for summer, Deputy Premier and Mi... Read more

Newly-restored Polly Woodside open to visitors

23 December, 2010
Melbourne’s iconic Polly Woodside has been lovingly restored, and is reopening as the flagship of Melbourne’s maritime precinct, Tourism and Major Events Minist... Read more

Firefighting aircraft touches down at Avalon

22 December, 2010
Minister for Bushfire Response and Deputy Premier Peter Ryan today welcomed the arrival of one of Victoria's biggest weapons in the fight against bushfires. Tw... Read more

Restocking hooks anglers more rainbow, brown trout

21 December, 2010
More than 187,000 trout have been stocked into formerly drought-affected lakes and reservoirs across Victoria, thanks in part to $231,000 from fishing licence r... Read more

New firefighting aircraft arrives in Ballarat

21 December, 2010
Victoria's firefighting efforts this bushfire season will be strengthened by the addition of a third Erickson Aircrane which arrives in Ballarat today to fight ... Read more

Volunteer firefighters ready for first bushfire season

21 December, 2010
Nearly 1,300 new CFA volunteers will join Victoria's operational firefighting efforts this summer after completing training in fighting wildfires, Minister for ... Read more

Victoria leads the world in electricity switching

21 December, 2010
Minister for Energy and Resources Michael O'Brien has welcomed the Utility Customer Switching Research Project (UCSRP) by global energy think tank VaasaETT, whi... Read more

Coalition continues policy implementation with community safety legislation

21 December, 2010
The Coalition Government has continued delivering on its policy commitments with three new Bills introduced into Parliament today to make Victorians safer. Th... Read more

Coalition delivers on reduction in ministerial staff positions

20 December, 2010
The Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to reduce ministerial staff numbers by 50 positions. Premier Ted Baillieu said today the Coalition Go... Read more

Minister urges parents to make Christmas kidsafe

19 December, 2010
Minister for Consumer Affairs Michael O'Brien has urged parents to make their Christmas Kidsafe by avoiding the purchase of dangerous toys, and ensuring that ap... Read more

Ryan joins Crime Stoppers to launch arson hotline

17 December, 2010
Acting Premier, Minister for Bushfire Response and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan today launched Crime Stoppers' Bushfire Arson Hotline summer campaign. Th... Read more

Coalition Government invests in farm success

17 December, 2010
The Coalition Government has signed off on a $73.2 million initiative to safeguard Victoria's agricultural sector, upgrade infrastructure and improve on-farm pr... Read more

Contract awarded for Princes Highway West duplication

17 December, 2010
The construction company which will duplicate the Princes Highway between the Geelong Ring Road, near Draytons Road, and Lennox Street, Winchelsea, has been sel... Read more

Victoria demands new process on Murray-Darling Basin

17 December, 2010
Victorian Water Minister Peter Walsh has called for a new process to be established during the development of the draft of the Murray-Darling Basin plan. Mr Wa... Read more
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