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Disaster Assistance For Hindmarsh And Moira Communities

In this Media Release The Andrews Labor Government is working with the Commonwealth to provide additional disaster assistance for flood-affected communities in the Wimmera Assistance is available for people who are experiencing personal hardship, or for local councils to help with the costs of clean..

RECOGNISING MONBULK’S OWN CHAMPION OF THE CODE

One of Monbulk’s most dedicated grassroots footy volunteers has been declared a Champion of the Code. James Merlino MP, State Member for Monbulk nominated Danny Lamb, Kilsyth Football Club Junior President for an award at a special reception at Government House to pay tribute to..

Disaster Assistance For Bendigo, Melton, And Warrnambool Communities

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Acting Victorian Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville today announced that additional disaster assistance has been activated for Bendigo, Melton, and Warrnambool City Councils in response to the September flooding. Minister Keenan said assistance is being provided through the..

Turnbull Government Plans To Slash Education Funding

Victorian students will be worse off under the Turnbull Government’s plans to slash education funding. Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham today flagged through the media his intention to cut funding that supports the most disadvantaged schools and students. Mr Birmingham has provided no report or..

Nulla Vale Community Celebrates Long-Time Firefighters

Six members of the Nulla Vale Fire Brigade with a combined service of 335 years have been recognised for their contribution to the CFA and their local community. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited the Nulla Vale Fire Station to award them CFA..

Recognising Victorians Who Make Our Communities Safer

Victorians who have helped their communities become safer and better prepared for emergencies have been recognised at the 2016 Resilient Australia Awards ceremony in Melbourne. The national awards recognise local projects that help communities become more resilient before, during and after natural disasters, such as..

Disaster Assistance For The Victorian Floods

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced a range of additional disaster assistance has been activated in response to recent flooding affecting parts of Victoria. Minister Keenan said assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural..

New Emergency Training Institute At Mount Macedon

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting training for Victorian emergency services with establishment of the Victorian Emergency Management Institute at Mount Macedon. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today toured the new institute, located at the site of the former Australian Emergency Management Institute. Former..

Targeting Education Funding To Students Most In Need

Victorian students most in need are getting extra support at school to achieve their best and break the cycle of disadvantage, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record boost to equity funding. Schools will today receive their indicative budgets for next year, with the Labor..

Targeting Education Funding To Students Most In Need

Victorian students most in need are getting extra support at school to achieve their best and break the cycle of disadvantage, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record boost to equity funding. Schools will today receive their indicative budgets for next year, with the Labor..

Disaster Assistance Grants Available For Flood Affected Southern Grampians

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the activation of disaster assistance in response to recent floods that are affecting parts of Victoria. Minister Keenan said assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief..

Making Our Schools Thriving Community Hubs

Victorian schools will be thriving community hubs with new libraries, sports facilities, performing arts centres and early learning centres to be shared with the whole community, under a new Andrews Labor Government initiative. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched the $50 million Shared Facilities..

Supporting Flood Affected Towns In Victoria’s South-West

Residents in the state’s south-west are being urged to avoid flood waters and keep up to date on the latest flood warnings with more rain forecast this week. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and VICSES Chief Officer Trevor White today visited Coleraine and Casterton..

Independent Panel To Resolve School Disputes

Parents and students will now have a new independent umpire to help resolve disputes with their school. A new Independent Panel for School Dispute Resolution will be established to help deal with complex complaints in Victorian government schools. This new approach will help keep students..

State Of The Art School For Monash Children’s Hospital

Children and young people with chronic medical or mental health issues will be able to continue their education and keep in touch with classmates at a state of the art school to be built at the new Monash Children’s Hospital. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for..

Doors Open At New Healesville Ambulance Station

Paramedics in Healesville now have the facilities they need to quickly respond to local medical emergencies with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance station. Minister for Ambulance Services, Jill Hennessy, today officially opened the modern $1.2 million Healesville Ambulance Branch on Westmount Road. The new..