Victorian State Budget: 2015/2016

The Andrews Labor Government has handed down the first budget of its term, and it has shown that only Labor will deliver for families in Melbourne's West. It delivers Victoria’s biggest ever education budget, a huge boost for health and a record investment for public transport.

ANZAC: Caroline Springs Dawn Service

I was joined by my Parliamentary colleagues, Natalie Hutchins MP and Marlene Kairouz MP for the second annual ANZAC Dawn Service at Caroline Springs.

City of Maribyrnong ANZAC Tree Planting

In the lead up to the Centenary of ANZAC recently, I had the honour of attending the City of Maribyrnong ANZAC memorial tree planting ceremony. I was joined by with the Member for Footscray, Marsha Thomson, and my fellow Western Metropolitan Members of the Legislative Council, Khalil Eideh, Bernie Finn and Colleen Hartland.

40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon Commemoration

It was an honour to join with the Vietnamese Youth Group on the steps of Parliament House to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. The Youth Group campaign for freedom and democracy in Vietnam.

Trains, Trams, Jobs

The Trains, Trams, Jobs 2015-2025 - Victorian Rolling Stock Strategy sets out our ten-year plan for 100 new metropolitan trains, 100 new trams, and a massive expansion of our regional train fleet.

Labor Government Secures Deal On East West

Premier Daniel Andrews and Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced that the Labor Government and the East West Link consortium have reached a good faith agreement that puts the interests of Victorians first.

Caroline Chisholm Society Grant

Congratulations to the Caroline Chisholm Society in Moonee Valley for securing $950,000 from the Andrews Labor Government to build their community service hub in Essendon, in partnership with Moonee Valley City Council.

Braybrook Community Hub Opening

Yesterday I joined Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, as well as Member for Footscray, Marsha Thomson and City of Maribyrnong Mayor Nam Quach to open the Braybrook Community Hub.

New Critical Care Services for Sunshine Hospital

I joined the Board Chair of Western Health, the Hon Bronwyn Pike, the CEO of Western Health, Associate Professor Alex Cockram, Mary-Anne Thomas MP representing the Minister for Health, together with Western MPs Marsha Thomson MP, Natalie Suleyman MP and Khalil Eideh MP to officially open the Intensive Care and Cardiac Services Unit at Sunshine Hospital.

Ice Action Plan

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.

Straight to work: Main Road, St Albans

Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan recently announced that the removal of our 50 most dangerous and congested level crossings has started. The Main Road, St Albans level crossing has already been put out to tender and work is expected to begin this year.

We’re Getting On With It

The Andrews Labor Government is fast tracking important projects, so that work can start as soon as possible. They will create thousands of jobs and help our economy grow. This is just the start. More funding for more projects will come in our first Budget.

Sons of the West Initiative 2015 Launch

Sons of the West aims to improve the health of all men living in Melbourne's West. Last year, 1100 men participated in the workshops, events and activities.

Cesar’s Bi-Monthly Newsletter

My latest newsletter details some of the engagements I have been involved in, and some of the announcements made by Victorian Labor.

Only Labor will fix the Ambulance Crisis

If the Liberal Napthine government doesn’t, Labor in office will send the ambulance dispute to the independent umpire and end this crisis once and for all.