Archives for August, 2018

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Funding boost for natural disaster resilience in Victoria

Victoria’s resilience to natural disasters will be boosted by $9.1 million in joint Commonwealth and Victorian Government funding. Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor, who has responsibility for Commonwealth disaster assistance, said the funding is part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State National..

New Emergency Management Commissioner Appointed

Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the appointment of Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp APM as the state’s new Emergency Management Commissioner. Mr Crisp has almost 40 years experience in policing roles across regional and metropolitan Victoria and overseas, including key emergency..

World-Leading Pilot For Students With Disabilities

More than 100 schools across Victoria are taking part in a world-leading pilot to better assess the learning needs of students with disabilities and additional needs. Minister for Education James Merlino today unveiled the trial of the revolutionary approach to understanding the educational needs of..

New Fire Station Announced For Selby Volunteers

A new fire station will be constructed in Selby delivering a major boost to emergency services in the Dandenong Ranges thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the volunteer Selby Fire Brigade today to announce the ageing station on..

New Community Pavilion more than a sporting venue

A new pavilion, complete with community meeting areas will be built to serve local sports clubs and groups across the Monbulk area. Member for Monbulk James Merlino today turned the first sod to mark the construction of the Monbulk Recreation Reserve pavilion.  The project received..

First Australian Meeting For Global Education Leaders

Education experts from around the world will gather in Melbourne next year for a summit which recognises Victoria’s world-leading approach to education. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Asia Society Global Cities Education Network symposium will be coming to Victoria in 2019. The..