New Victorian Cabinet

On 3 December 2014, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews finalised cabinet appointments within the newly elected Labor Government. This announcement included a new dedicated member of the Cabinet (Fiona Richardson) with responsibility for co-ordinating a whole-of government approach to preventing and responding to family violence. We also saw a number of Western Region MPs appointed to significant portfolios. Continue reading

Special issues papers inform Reform of the Federation White Paper – health, education, housing and homelessness

In the second half of 2015 the Commonwealth Government will release a White Paper on the roles and responsibilities of different governments. Recently released issues papers on health, education, housing and homelessness, and federal financial relations provide an overview of the key issues in these policy areas, which will be considered in the White Paper. Continue reading