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Major Upgrades For Special Schools Across Victoria

Students with special needs should have the same opportunities as every other student in Victoria – and it’s only the Andrews Labor Government that’s investing to give every student in Victoria the great education they deserve. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino..

Young Victorians Learning To Love Our Wildlife

The next generation of Victorians are learning to care for the state’s precious and unique wildlife, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today celebrated that every Victorian primary school has received a series of five storybooks..

Delivering Critical Health Care For Ballarat Patients

Ballarat and Grampians patients will have better treatment closer to home for cancer therapy, surgery and mental health as part of the major expansion of health care announced in the Victorian Budget 2022/23. Patients at Ballarat Base Hospital will benefit from a $6.5 million investment in..

Healthy And Happy Students In The Education State

The Andrews Labor Government is putting health and wellbeing at the heart of Victorian education, making sure every student has the support they need to succeed in the Education State. Kids can’t achieve their potential at school if they aren’t happy and safe. The Victorian Budget..

Literacy And Numeracy Sample GAT Questions Released

Sample questions are now available for teachers, students and their families to view ahead of the new-look General Achievement Test (GAT) to be held this year as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s reform of the VCE and VCAL system. Minister for Education James Merlino..

Growing Victoria’s Mental Health And Wellbeing Workforce

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the pipeline of skilled workers our state needs as we rebuild the mental health system – and more Victorians than ever are signing up for education and career opportunities in the booming sector. Since the Labor Government added the..

UPDATED ZONES FOR A GREAT LOCAL SCHOOL NEAR EVERY FAMILY

The Andrews Labor Government has updated its Find My School website to give families the latest information about their local schools as they begin the process of enrolling their children for next year. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the website now reflects the..

More Mental Health Support For Young Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering more mental health support for every young Victorian who needs it, with another dedicated youth mental health facility and new outreach service now both open in Melbourne. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today opened..

IMPROVING SCHOOL CLASSROOMS AND GROUNDS IN VICTORIA

Students at more than 50 schools across Victoria will benefit from an essential maintenance boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 57 schools will share in $5.84 million for vital improvements to grounds and classrooms, to fix high-priority..

COVID CATCH-UP PLAN TO DELIVER FOR PATIENTS

A record number of Victorians will receive elective surgery as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s COVID Catch-Up Plan – designed to exceed pre-pandemic levels by 25 per cent and get more Victorians the care they need, when they need it. We know COVID-19 has..

ONE-STOP MENTAL HEALTH HUBS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Victorian families will soon have access to a one-stop shop for mental health support for infants, children and the whole family – with a new network of Health and Wellbeing hubs to support the mental health of young Victorians. The three new hubs will deliver..

GIVING VICTORIAN KIDS THE BEST MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

The Andrews Labor Government will boost mental health and wellbeing support at Victorian schools, ensuring kids have access to a full suite of mental health tools to thrive at school and in life, as a key response to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health..

RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED FOR STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $7.5 million into Victorian not-for-profit organisations to deliver innovative educational programs that enrich the learning experience of students across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced almost 80 organisations will receive a share of the..

DELIVERING STATION CAR PARKS TO IMPROVE TRAVEL

The Andrews Labor Government continues to deliver new and upgraded train station car parking across Victoria, with works progressing at five stations as part of the Car Parks for Commuters program. Construction has commenced on a major upgrade which will increase parking at Belgrave Station..

Thousands More TAFE Places to Reskill After the Pandemic

More Victorians will have access to the skills they need for the job they want, with funding for an extra 10,000 places across the TAFE and training system for people looking to reskill after the pandemic and move into healthcare and other in-demand jobs. State..

Australian-First Sick Pay Guarantee for Casual Workers

Victorians in the Dandenong Ranges who work in casual or other insecure jobs will no longer be forced to choose between a day’s pay and looking after their health, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee. An Australian-first, the $245.6 million scheme..

Financial Literacy Challenge Adds up for Victorian Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorian schools to sign up for a new challenge that will multiply opportunities for students to strengthen and test their financial literacy skills. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today celebrated the new Financial Literacy in Practice – or..

NEW REGIONAL CHAIRS TO GUIDE MENTAL HEALTH REFORM

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed expert community leaders to head up new interim regional bodies, that will provide grass-roots advice on critical mental health and wellbeing priorities across Victoria. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced the Chairs of the eight Mental Health..