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Building The Education State In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget is rebuilding schools in Geelong and giving its students the best start in life. Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited Geelong to officially announce a total of $23 million for three schools, secured in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.

Sporting uniform grant

James Merlino MP today announced Yarra Pistol Club and Badminton Academy Victoria (BAV) will each receive $1000 as part of grants made available to help Victorian clubs dress for success.

LABOR INVESTS IN HEALTH FOR FAMILIES IN MONBULK

The Andrews Labor Government is putting the health of Victorian families first, investing an extra $1.38 billion in our hospitals, ambulances and health programs. The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provides hospitals across Victoria with additional funding to help reduce waiting times in emergency departments and elective surgery lists.

IMPROVEMENTS TO KEEP LOCAL SCHOOL KIDS SAFE

The Monbulk community will receive a major boost, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing $1.32 million in safety improvements as part of the 2015-16 Victorian Budget. Member for Monbulk, James Merlino welcomed the announcement that will see road resurfacing and a school speed limit change.

Budget Delivers Biggest Ever Increase To School Funding

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget invests almost $3.3 billion in Victoria’s education system for its 900,000 students – the single biggest boost of additional funding in Victoria’s history. For the first time, the Budget will meet Gonski funding levels in 2015, 2016 and 2017, because all kids deserve the best start, no matter their background.