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Not a cent paid from taxi hardship fund, months after its announcement

When the Andrews government announced that it would spend $50 million to help people in the taxi industry in urgent financial need, hire car operator Adam Lust did not hesitate to apply.

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Hurstbridge line commuters to wait five years for promised extra services

Commuters in Melbourne's north-east will have to wait five years for the Andrews government to make good on its promise to add just three extra rail services to ease the peak-hour crush.

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Andrews under pressure to meet ambitious firefighting gender targets

An ambitious plan to quadruple the number of women firefighters in Victoria is placing the Andrews Government under pressure to stamp out alleged sexism and restrictive work conditions across the profession, in order to meet its own target.

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Chief psychiatrist ordered to review Manodh Marks case

Victoria's chief psychiatrist has been ordered by the Andrews government to review Monash Health's handling of Manodh Marks, the man accused of threatening to blow up a Malaysian Airlines flight.

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Environmental effects of Transurban's $5.5 billion tollway through west revealed

Thousands of pages of reports on the environmental effects of the Andrews government's West Gate Tunnel project will be released on Monday morning.

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Collapse a warning for struggling TAFE

The Andrews government should conduct an overarching review of the TAFE system in Victoria and needs to urgently sort out ministerial oversight for training and skills.

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Victoria to overhaul youth crime laws, increase sentences

Victoria to overhaul youth crime laws, increase sentences

Victorian teenagers charged with serious violent crimes will face trials in adult courts, and maximum sentences in the Children's Court will increase, under legislation being introduced by the Andrews Government.

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Victorian fire services overhaul to cost $1.1 billion with 450 new firefighters

Victoria's volunteer fire brigade has attacked the Andrews government's controversial restructure of fire services accusing it of undermining community safety.

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Volunteers attack state government's controversial firefighting split

Victoria's volunteer fire brigade has attacked the Andrews government's controversial restructure of fire services accusing it of undermining community safety.

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Moves to save Leadbeater's possum will put timber jobs at risk, Victorian government told

The only way to save the state's endangered emblem, the Leadbeater's Possum, is to stop logging in the Central Highlands the Andrews government's forest taskforce has been told – but this would put at risk hundreds of timber jobs.

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Youth crime: 'By the end of today there will be no children left at Grevillea'

The Andrews government will move all teenage inmates out of Barwon Prison one day after the Supreme Court ruled that holding them there was illegal, its lawyers say.

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Former Victorian speaker Telmo Languiller returns to Parliament to serve full term - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Former Victorian speaker Telmo Languiller returns to Parliament to serve full term - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Former Victorian speaker Telmo Languiller has returned to the Parliament after triggering Labor's expense scandal, saying he intends to serve out his full term.

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'These measures will save lives': Family violence funding wins praise

'These measures will save lives': Family violence funding wins praise

The $1.9 billion put aside by the Andrews Government to help Victoria prevent and respond to family violence is dubbed "phenomenal" by survivors and advocates, who say the move will save lives.

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Victorian state budget 2017-18: Areas of high family violence to get safety and support hubs

More than a quarter of the Andrews government's $1.9 billion family violence package announced in Tuesday's budget will go to funding specialist centres, the majority of which will not be completed until the second half of the next four-year term.

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Victorian state budget 2017-18: Labor can claim it is 'getting on with the job' –something it badly needs to demonstrate

The Andrews government had three broad thematic challenges in this budget.

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Victorian budget to unveil $8.3 billion in surpluses over four years

The Andrews government is preparing to unveil $8.3 billion worth of budget surpluses over the next four years, providing a hefty buffer to unleash new spending as next year's election looms.

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$1.4 billion regional rail revival in state budget

Regional train lines will get a $1.45 billion funding boost as the Andrews government moves to shore up its support across country Victoria ahead of next year's state election.

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State MPs banned from taking spouses on taxpayer-funded junkets

State MPs will be banned from taking their spouses on publicly funded junkets as the Andrews government ramps up its efforts to regain public trust in the wake of the Spring Street rorts scandal.

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Blackburn's island railway station takes on new meaning for stranded residents

Residents living around Blackburn railway station say Wednesday morning's flooding of the stop's pedestrian underpass has become a common occurrence and that works undertaken by the Andrews government have made it worse.

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Minister opposes St Kilda Sea Baths plan already approved by government

A row over access to public space on the roof of the St Kilda Sea Baths has put Housing Minister Martin Foley at odds with another arm of the Andrews government.

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Tougher punishments unlikely to deter ice-fueled crime sprees

I wonder: after Labor's November 2014 election win, did Melbourne's thugs, crims and hoons suddenly go on a rampage of assaults and thievery having decided that the Andrews government was a soft touch?

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Metro rail tunnel: pub at construction epicentre 'losing $5000 a week' in sales

A popular student pub on Swanston Street could be one of the first business casualties of the Andrews government's $10.9 billion rail tunnel under the city centre.

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Andrews government talks down Melbourne Airport rail as PM pledges cash

The Andrews government has welcomed Malcolm Turnbull's new interest in building a rail link to Melbourne Airport, but played down the project's urgency, arguing it won't be needed for another 15 to 30 years.

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Backflip over controversial school zone change

The Andrews government has backflipped on its controversial changes to Melbourne Girls College's coveted zone.

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Tens of millions meant for badly-needed projects sitting in Andrews government coffers

More than $170 million in taxes from property developers and land owners, gathered to build new infrastructure in Melbourne's under-resourced growth suburbs, is instead being harvested by the Andrews government.

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Former minister Steve Herbert sensationally quits Victorian politics

Former higher education minister Steve Herbert is set to sensationally quit state politics, ending a chaotic week in the Victorian parliament for the Andrews government.

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Victorian teachers win pay rise after 'long and difficult' negotiations

The lengthy industrial dispute between teachers and the Andrews government is over.

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Tens of millions meant for badly needed projects sitting in Andrews govt coffers

More than $170 million in taxes from property developers and land owners, gathered to build new infrastructure in Melbourne's under-resourced growth suburbs, is instead being harvested by the Andrews government.

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Expenses scandal: Disgraced MPs Nardella and Languiller should get the flick. And quick

Don Nardella and Telmo Languiller must quit, or be forced out, for the sake of the Andrews government, for the sake of public trust in politicians, and for the sake of common sense.

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Expenses scandal: Labor fears audit findings may prompt byelection

Labor is preparing for the possibility of a byelection in the western suburbs, amid speculation an audit of former speaker Telmo Languiller over entitlements will pile further pain on the Andrews government.

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Desal water will be needed every year, says Victorian minister Lisa Neville

Victoria's controversial desalination plant is being rebadged by the Andrews government as an everyday part of the state's water supply rather than a last resort for times of drought.

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Former US juvenile jails chief urges Andrews to rethink approach to teen crime

US youth justice expert Vincent Schiraldi holds the firm view that most juvenile jails ought to be shut down. He has advice for the Andrews government.

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Big stink over youth prison: Local outcry leads to new site next to Werribee tip

A controversial youth prison will be built next to the Werribee tip after the Andrews government caved to public outcry and moved the site from Werribee South.

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Controversial Werribee South prison plan may be relocated after backlash

The proposed site for a new juvenile jail in Melbourne's west is set to be moved by the Andrews government.

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Leafy suburbs forced to squeeze in more homes under new planning blueprint

Melbourne's leafy middle suburbs will be forced to take on more development, paving the way for a neighbourhood showdown with the Andrews government.

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No deal: Labor 'won't take One Nation preferences' at next Victorian election

The Andrews Government has categorically ruled out doing any preference deals with One Nation at next year's state election, despite internal research showing "significant pockets" of Pauline Hanson supporters in Labor's traditional heartland.

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Labor just two idiots shy of a minority following expense scandal

The Andrews government is now just two idiots short of a minority.

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Labor just two idiots short of a minority following expense scandal

The Andrews government is now just two idiots short of a minority.

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First Home Owner Grant to double for buyers in regional Victoria

First Home Owner Grant to double for buyers in regional Victoria

A grant offered to people buying their first home in regional Victoria will be doubled in a move the Andrews Government says is designed to address the state's housing affordability problem.

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Melbourne Metro bidders told not to build out future South Yarra station

The three consortiums bidding to build the Andrews government's huge Melbourne Metro rail project have been instructed not to do anything that would rule out a future underground station at South Yarra.

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Tens of thousands of new homes set for city fringes as sprawl keeps on spreading

Tens of thousands of new housing lots are to be be released by the Andrews government in Melbourne's growth corridors, as the sprawling city continues to expand.

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'Honesty' no longer best policy for MPs as rules tighten after speaker scandal

Victorian MPs will no longer be trusted to make entitlements claims without proof, as the Andrews government moves to end the 'honesty' system for politicians' perks.

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No skyrail for Bonbeach and Edithvale as government attempts to avert backlash

Victorians could end up paying more to remove levels crossings on the Frankston train line, after the Andrews Government decided not build "sky rail" in some of its most marginal suburbs in the hope of avoiding an electoral backlash.

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Door left open for a safe injecting room for Richmond

The Andrews government has left the door open on setting up safe injecting rooms after it backed the parliament to investigate how it would work.

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Plan to fix cycling dangers on St Kilda Road stuck in the slow lane

Plans to build safe bike lanes along St Kilda Road have been deferred by the Andrews government because of concern that giving more road space to cyclists on the thoroughfare might inconvenience motorists.

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Public asset sales on the cards as Victoria moves to shore up budget

The Andrews government is preparing to off-load remaining public assets to help keep the budget in check after a year of bug spending announcements.

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Strike looms as Victorian teachers take first step towards industrial action

More than 50,000 Victorian teachers are preparing to take widespread industrial action over their "crushing" workload, potentially throwing the Andrews government into another bitter union dispute.

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Homeless camp crackdown won't fix the problem, state government's new adviser warns

Melbourne City Council's crackdown on CBD homeless camps won't fix the problem, and could even worsen the "already perilous" state of highly vulnerable people, according to the Andrews government's new adviser on rough sleeping.

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Crown casino wins approval for 90-storey tower at Southbank

Casino giant Crown will expand its Southbank site to eight hectares after it won approval from the Andrews government to build $1.75 billion 90-storey tower.

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Fresh legal challenge launched against detaining teenagers in Barwon prison

The Andrews government is being challenged again in the Victorian Supreme Court over its decision to use the Barwon adult maximum security prison to house young offenders.

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