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New $250 Power Saving Bonus To Support Vulnerable Victorians

Victorians from low-income households can now access a one-off $250 payment to help with their energy bills, thanks to the Victorian Government’s new Power Saving Bonus. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced the new $250 Power Saving Bonus will be available to eligible..

Getting Creatives Back To Work At Kallista Primary School

The Andrews Labor Government through its Working for Victoria initiative is providing a boost for workers in creative industries with the first 37 creative professionals starting their work with kids in 32 government schools across Victoria. Working for Victoria will fund new jobs for more..

Ramlegh Park Primary School Opens Its Doors

Families across Clyde North will have access to a great local school close to home as Ramlegh Park Primary School opened its doors. Minister for Education James Merlino joined  Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today officially open the new school and welcomed its first students…

Cranbourne West Secondary College Opens Its Doors

Families across Cranbourne will have access to a great local school close to home as Cranbourne West Secondary College officially opened its doors. More than one million students return to schools across the state this week – including 84,000 preps –as 14 new schools open..

Empowering Students To Help Stop Violence

Victorian school students will learn about the impact of violence and coward punches through a series of Be Wise Education presentations, supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $150,000 investment to support the Pat Cronin Foundation to expand its Be Wise Education program…

Topping Out At New Fishermans Bend Secondary School

Families in one of Melbourne’s newest urban renewal communities are a step closer to having an exciting new vertical school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Albert Park Martin Foley and Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor today..

Students Receive First-Round University And TAFE Offers

The hard work of tens of thousands of Victorian students has paid off today with the release of first-round university and TAFE offers. Today more than 48,670 main round offers have been made to students for undergraduate and vocational courses in 2021. Minister for Education..

More Support For Victorians With Eating Disorders

Victorians experiencing eating disorders will get the care, support and treatment they need – earlier and faster. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today visited Box Hill Hospital to open their new 9 bed, Adult Mental Health Unit and to announce that the Andrews Labor..

More Students To Benefit From School Breakfast Clubs

The School Breakfast Clubs program has reached a milestone with 1,000 schools now participating across Victoria, allowing more students to learn with a full stomach and get the most out of school. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 1,000 schools will be a part..

The Wait Is Over For VCE And VCAL Students

More than 64,800 Victorian students will receive their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) results from 7am today after an unprecedented year for students. Acting Minister for Education Gayle Tierney acknowledged that this had been an extraordinary year for..

Site Secured And Builder Appointed For New San Remo Campus

Students on the Bass Coast are one step closer to getting new modern learning facilities after the Andrews Labor Government secured land for a new junior campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College to be built in San Remo. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for..

More Mental Health Support In More Primary Schools

More primary school students will get the mental health support they need when they need it in 2021. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced an additional 15 primary schools will join the Mental Health in Primary Schools pilot – a partnership with the Murdoch..

All 2021 New Schools Built Ready For Students To Attend

Thousands of students will start 2021 in new schools, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to open 100 new schools. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that works on all 14 new primary and secondary schools for 2021 had now been completed..

Construction Shortlist For State Basketball Centre

Construction of the $130 million State Basketball Centre expansion is set to begin mid-year with four companies today invited to submit detailed submissions to build the game-changing project. The addition of 10 new indoor courts will serve grassroots and elite basketball players and make the..

Oberon High School Site Ready For Students In 2021

Students in the southern Geelong region will soon have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities following the completion of a new campus for Oberon High School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the site of the new campus in..

Name Announced For New School In South Gisborne

The new primary school being built in Gisborne South by the Andrews Labor Government has been named following community consultation. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that the primary school will be known as Willowbank Primary School when..

New ‘HOPE’ Suicide Prevention Service Opens In Shepparton

Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced the beginning of the Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) service in the Greater Shepparton region. The Andrews Labor Government has invested $27.3 million to expand HOPE services state-wide, extend its service hours and referral pathways, and develop..

Topping Out At New Shepparton Secondary School

Shepparton students and families are a step closer to having the state-of-the-art secondary school facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today attended a “topping out” ceremony at the building site of Greater Shepparton Secondary College, marking the..