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Mourning the passing of John Cain

23 December 2019

It is with deep regret the City of Ballarat has learnt of the passing of former Victorian Premier John Cain.

During his tenure, Mr Cain introduced visionary legislation outlawing discrimination against women and created some of the first equal opportunity initiatives ever seen in the state.

He also oversaw a period of vital economic renewal in Victoria, liberalised shop trading hours, expanded the state’s national parks network and passed important education, legal and public administration reforms.

His government also legislated occupational health and safety laws in Victoria that were the forerunner of the stringent regulations helping to keep us safe in the workplace today.