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News and announcements

17 Dec

Recommendations completed

The Former Lands Department Chemical Inquiry made three recommendations within the report that was handed down in 2015. In response, the Victorian Government has undertaken significant work and can now advise that all recommendations have been addressed.

18 Mar

Chemical Inquiry report available

The Victorian Government has released its response to an Inquiry report  relating to the use of chemical substances by the former Victorian Department of Crown Lands. The Inquiry examined the impacts of exposure from particular chemicals on the Department's employees between 1965 and 1995 in a number of Western Victorian shires.

12 Nov

Inquiry ends, report handed to Government

The Former Lands Department Chemical Inquiry has now concluded and handed its report to Government.

20 Aug

Chemical Inquiry extended until November

Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville has granted a six-week extension to the inquiry.

01 Jun

Former employees invited to make submissions to Inquiry

There is a media release available on Geoff Howard, State Labor Member for Buninyong's website.

01 Jun

Community information sessions held in March 2015

In February 2015, the Victorian Government established the Independent Inquiry into the use of chemical substances by former Lands Department employees.

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