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Position Untenable: Shadow Emergency Services Minister Must Go

Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin must resign or be sacked following his disgraceful comments about Black Saturday firefighters. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly last week Mr Battin said: “When we go back to February 2009, the minister should be able to tell us..

New CFA Training Site Secured

The future of a new CFA training centre is guaranteed, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino, Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley, Acting CFA Chief Officer Alen Slijepcevic and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard today visited Ballan to announce that..

Funding Boost For Emergency Services Volunteers

Emergency services volunteers across the state are receiving a funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) is open. The following groups are being urged to apply for a..

Funding Boost For Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Volunteers

Jan Juc’s Surf Life Saving Club is getting a brand new clubhouse, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced that the surf club will benefit from a $2 million rebuild, enabling volunteers to continue protecting thousands of visitors..

Building The Education State Brick By Brick In Geelong West

More than 240 students in Geelong West will get the first-rate facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Treasurer Tim Pallas and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens  today visited Ashby Primary School  to announce a $2.84 million funding..

BUILDING THE EDUCATION STATE BRICK BY BRICK IN THE YARRA RANGES

Families in the Yarra Ranges will benefit from upgrades to local schools, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Monbulk College and Upwey High School to announce an almost $18 million funding boost for school upgrades that will benefit..

Torquay North Principal Announced

The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Torquay North Primary School. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced Darren Roskosch as the principal of the new school. Opening in 2018, Torquay North Primary has capacity for 400..

The best tools for our state’s heroes

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to keep Victoria safe, with extra support for the men and women who serve our state during an emergency. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $112.6 million to upgrade facilities and invest in new equipment and training for emergency..

Building the education state brick by brick

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure every child gets the very best start in life, building and upgrading a record number of Victorian schools. The $685 million investment, part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will go to improving classrooms, upgrading facilities and building new..

Securing the best and brightest teachers for our kids

The Andrews Labor Government is working to give every Victorian child a great teacher, with our best and brightest teachers to be deployed across Victoria to help transform school results. As part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, the Andrews Labor Government will invest $456.6 million..

Investing in Geelong Schools and Geelong Kids

23,000 students in Geelong will get the best start in life, with a huge funding injection in local school infrastructure. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $19.28 million to upgrade 11 schools across Geelong. The funding will include $2.84 million for Ashby Primary School in..