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More patients will receive the care, treatment and surgeries they need sooner with the Andrews Labor Government spending a record $16.47 billion across the entire health system this year.


Western Health volunteer Milan Gluhak and the Hazeldean Transition Care Unit Volunteer Team have both received Awards for their work to support patients in Melbourne’s West. Announced during National Volunteer Week, the 2015 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards recognise the dedication and commitment of volunteers at Victoria's health services.


Member for the Western Metropolitan Region, Cesar Melhem, said the $50 million fund will save TAFEs that are struggling financially and help institutes build partnerships with companies in the six growth sectors of the economy identified by the Labor Government’s Back to Work Plan to create at least 100,000 jobs.

Ice Action Plan

ICE ACTION PLAN WILL HELP FAMILIES, SAVE LIVES IN MELBOURNE’S WEST The Andrews Labor Government will embark on a landmark, $45.5 million effort to reduce the supply, demand and harm of a drug that’s ruining lives in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs. Premier Daniel Andrews today released..

Only Labor Will Deliver Level Crossing Removals in the West

The Napthine Government continues to claim they have prioritised Main Road St Albans, but the truth is the project is on a go slow, with only a tiny amount of planning funding being committed to it, and no capital works since 2010.

Napthine Takes Axe to Blue Light Crime Prevention

Budget cuts by the Napthine Liberal government have forced the axing of full-time staff and resources from the crime preventing Blue Light program across Victoria. The cuts specifically affect four locations across Melbourne’s West.

Increase in Transport Infrastructure Needed In West

A damning report released by Victoria’s Auditor-General reveals the Napthine Liberal Government has no statewide plan to improve transport infrastructure in growth areas like Hume, Melton and Wyndham.

Napthine Puts Road Accident Victims At Further Risk

Physiotherapy treatment for road accident victims is at risk because the Napthine Government won’t fix the gap between Transport Accident Commission fees and the market cost of consultations.

Concern Over Asbestos in Local Reserve

It has been revealed in a report by environmental auditors released by the EPA that the surface of JC Madigan Reserve, Newport contains asbestos containing material (ACM).