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Corruption And Misconduct Won’t Be Tolerated

The behaviour that we have seen exposed over the past eight weeks during the IBAC hearings is an absolute disgrace. The public expects and deserves better from its public servants, and Victorian families have every right to be outraged that their money was stolen by these corrupt officials.

New Guide To Help Refugee Students And Families Succeed At School

Minister for Education, James Merlino, today launched a new guide to help Victoria’s 9000 children and young people from refugee backgrounds to get the most out of school. Launched during Refugee Week, Schools and Families in Partnership: A Desktop Guide to Engaging Families from Refugee Backgrounds in their Children’s Learning, gives schools vital information about ways that families and schools can collaborate to meet the needs of students and their families from refugee backgrounds.

Labor Is Getting On With Reopening Swinburne Lilydale TAFE

The Andrews Labor Government today took a big step towards its key election commitment to reopen the former Swinburne University of Technology, Lilydale campus following a dedicated campaign from the local community. Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, said the re-opening of the campus would be taken to the next stage with the Request for Proposal (RFP) process kicking off today, with an expected opening in the first half of 2016.

Help Us Shape The Education State

The Andrews Labor Government is asking all Victorians to have their say about the future of our education system. Launching discussion papers at the State Library today, alongside Minister for Education, James Merlino, the Premier said that our economy is changing, and our education system..

Victorian School Kids Take The Lead On Water Saving

More than 600 schools from across Victoria have saved 1.2 billion litres of water – or 483 Olympic sized swimming pools – and $3.5 million since 2012. Joining Victorian schools to celebrate United Nations World Environment Day, Minister for Education, James Merlino, said teachers and students are leading the way on saving water and have set an example for the rest of the state to follow.

Building The Education State At Carlton Primary School

The Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget is rebuilding Carlton Primary School and giving its students the best start in life. Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited the school to officially announce the major redevelopment, which will see the creation of a brand new centre for early years and primary education.