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Spirits Soar as New Distillery Opens at Ballarat Goods Shed

Visitors from near and far can now wet their whistles with whisky, gin and vodka at Ballarat’s biggest distillery Itinerant Spirits, thanks to support from the Allan Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today represented Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos to tour the new state-of- the-art venue, which opened to the public last week.

Bail Amendment Bill 2023 – Second Reading Debate

I rise to speak in support of the Bail Amendment Bill 2023, which makes changes to Victoria’s bail laws to ensure that those accused of minor offending are not subject to harsh bail tests, while at the same time ensuring strict bail tests remain for those who pose a risk to community safety.

QHub Safe Spaces Celebrate Wear It Purple Day

Victoria’s young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer communities will have more safe spaces and crucial mental health supports with QHub in Geelong and Ballarat with outreach to Surf Coast.

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

My constituency question is for the Minister for Treaty and First Peoples, and I am glad she is in the house. Minister, how is our government listening to Aboriginal Victorians and enacting what they need to determine their own future?

Elizabeth Lewis-Gray – Member Statement

Congratulations to Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, who has been honoured at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards for services to industry for her work as co-founder and chair of Gekko Systems

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Reeling In New Anglers

Newcomers to freshwater fishing will catch tips and tricks from experts next month at the Ballarat Fishing Festival on Saturday 2 September. Minister for Outdoor Recreation Sonya Kilkenny today announced the free festival will mark the opening of the trout fishing season and celebrate all that fishing in the Central Highlands has to offer.

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

My constituency question is for the Minister for Energy and Resources about moving towards a less gas-reliant future. Would the minister please explain to me the benefits for households in my electorate of going all electric.

Wendouree Senior Citizens Club – Member Statement

The Wendouree Senior Citizens Club is an outstanding organisation in my electorate, providing social and recreational activities for residents aged 55 years and over. It is so important that older community members remain physically active and socially connected, and the Wendouree Senior Citizens Club plays a vital role in providing opportunities for this.

Road Nationals Cycling To Return To Ballarat In 2024

Thousands of cycling fans are set to line the streets of Ballarat when the AusCycling Road National Championships return in 2024, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government and the City of Ballarat. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Ben Carroll today confirmed the prestigious tournament will return from 4 to 7 January next year.

Boosting Digital Skills In Manufacturing To Create Future Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting manufacturers across the state to equip their workers with the cutting-edge digital skills needed to boost competitiveness and create more jobs of the future. Minister for Industry and Innovation Ben Carroll today visited Ballarat manufacturer SEM Fire and Rescue, which is one the businesses benefitting from the Labor Government‘s $4.5 million Digital Jobs for Manufacturing program.