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The Andrews Labor Government is getting rid of the dangerous and congested level crossing on Grange Road in Alphington. Member for Northcote Fiona Richardson revealed today that the crossing will be removed by lowering the Hutstbridge line so it runs under Grange Road, safely separating..


The Andrews Labor Government will launch Victoria’s first ever Gender Equality Strategy as part of this year’s Victoria Against Violence.

Community Volunteer Awards Nominations Now Open

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AWARDS NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN Nominations are now open for the social housing community volunteer awards with recipients to be recognised at a ceremony in December. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today called for nominations to help recognise public and community..

Family Violence Investment

Family Violence investment package begins to deliver 65 of the Royal Commission's most urgent recommendations


Children at Fairfield Primary School will have more room to learn and play after the Andrews Labor Government bought land to expand the school. The school extension, on land purchased at Wingrove St, directly across from the school, will provide more space and new buildings..

Community Efforts To Protect Local Trees Recognised

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville, has supported the efforts of Member for Northcote, Fiona Richardson, to advocate for the safe removal and storage of 70 palm trees during an essential water main replacement by Melbourne Water along St Georges Road. The..


Labor Member for Northcote, Fiona Richardson MP, today announced the dates for next month’s community engagement sessions and the opening of the online community information hub for the $110 million Chandler Highway Bridge duplication. Community sessions will be held in October where local residents can..

Family Violence Community Forum

Member for Northcote and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, will host a family violence forum in Northcote next month. The forum will be held at the Northcote High School on September 9 and Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty and Victoria..

STATEMENT - On the passing of Frank Wilkes AM

Today the Labor Party lost one of its great champions with the passing of Frank Wilkes. Frank had an illustrious career in the Victorian Labor Party and he made a significant contribution to the party, as well as the seat of Northcote, which he held..

Victorian Honour Roll Of Women Nominations Open

Victorian Honour Roll Of Women Nominations Open | Premier of Victoria Minister for Women Fiona Richardson is calling for nominations for the 2016 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Nominations are now open for the  Victorian Honour Roll of Women, which recognises the achievements and contributions..

Funding Boost to Prevent Violence Against Women With Disabilities

Disability sector workers will receive more help and training to prevent violence against women with disabilities, the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Fiona Richardson announced today. Women with Disabilities Victoria will receive a $400,000 funding boost, allowing it to continue its Workforce Development..

Fellowships support women to stay in science

Applications are now open for career fellowships in the science industry to encourage women to stay in the field during motherhood or other carer roles. The Inspiring Women Fellowships, valued at $150,000 each, will operate over three to five years and are designed to support..

Get Creative About Victoria’s Future

Victorians are being encouraged to help develop the state’s first creative industries strategy to build on our reputation as the creative state. Our future across all the creative and cultural sectors – visual arts, screen, literature, performance music, design, digital games and emerging cultural fields..

Building the Education State in Northcote

The Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget is rebuilding Northcote High School and giving its students the best start in life. Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited the school to officially announce the $3 million project. The $3 million funding, secured in the..

Closing The Gap In Indigenous Family Violence

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins, today highlighted the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to working together to reduce Aboriginal family violence at the Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum in Northcote. Ms Hutchins said the Labor Government’s $81.3 million injection in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget to..