Government of Victoria

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Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women
1 May 2017

The Victorian government has released this strategy which aims to prevent and address family violence and all forms of violence against women.


3 Mar 2017

Homes for Victorians is the Victorian Government’s response to the housing affordability crisis in Victoria.

Housing for Victorians is a record investment by the Victorian government in social and affordable housing, changing taxes and concessions, and providing certainty in planning and housing supply to...


14 Feb 2017

The Victorian Government's Social Enterprise Strategy, the first-of-its-kind in Australia, has been developed to improve and expand on existing support for the sector and to position Victoria to lead the country in driving employment participation and inclusive economic growth through social enterprise.

Social enterprises...


24 Nov 2016

Family violence took the lives of 45 people in 2015-16. Make no mistake: this is our number one law and order challenge, and we cannot go on like this.

Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change outlines how we will build a future...


4 Oct 2016

Access to justice is fundamental to ensuring that core values of our community are translated into practice. Those values include the rule of law, fairness, and equity. Access to justice works to ensure that citizens are treated fairly by government; it supports social cohesion and...

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29 Mar 2018

This annual report summarises Victoria’s drinking water quality performance and the department’s activities during the 2016–17 reporting period. It provides a synopsis of drinking water quality across Victoria; water agency reports providing greater detail are available from their websites.


28 Mar 2018

Over the past twelve months, work has been underway across government and key sector representatives to progress the ambitious reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The information in this document sets out some of the key achievements over the past year.


27 Mar 2018

The Open Courts Act Review was asked to consider whether the Act is striking the right balance between the need for open and transparent justice, and the need to protect the legitimate interests of victims, witnesses and accused persons, and to preserve the proper administration...


21 Feb 2018

This project summary provides information about the contractual and commercial aspects of the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel and stations Public Private Partnership (PPP).


Report of the review to achieve educational excellence in Australian schools through early childhood interventions
1 Feb 2018

This report finds that quality early childhood education makes a significant contribution to achieving educational excellence in schools. There is growing evidence that participation in quality early childhood education improves school readiness and lifts NAPLAN results and PISA scores.

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15 Mar 2016

The focus of this report is the Owners Corporations Act 2006 , which provides for the management, powers and functions of owners corporations (formerly body corporates), and mechanisms to resolve disputes.

Background The focus of this issues paper is the Owners Corporations Act...


9 Mar 2016

Examines whether the Department of Education & Training (DET), non-government schools and their system administrators are effectively and efficiently managing and using grants.

Summary Non-government schools provide education to around 334 000 Victorian school children, which represents around 37 per cent of all...


4 Mar 2016

Collects information at the State, regional and local government area levels about the health, lifestyle and wellbeing of adult Victorians aged 18 years and over.

Preface The Victorian Population Health Survey is an important component of the population health surveillance capacity of Victoria’s...


12 Nov 2015

Summary: Clear audit opinions were issued for the 87 public hospitals and their 19 controlled entities for the financial year ending 30 June 2015. These entities make up the Victorian public hospital sector.

The sector generated a net deficit from operations (which excludes...


22 Oct 2015

Provides details about how many people are in government funded training, what they are training in, where they are accessing training and whether training provision is responding to employer’s skill needs.


Vocational education and training plays a significant role in helping...