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Grants Music To The Ears Of Victorian Schools

More than 2,000 instruments including keyboards, violins, trumpets, flutes and drums will be on their way to Victorian students, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today visited..

Equity Funding Changing The Lives Of Bendigo Students

A massive funding boost to support the schools that need it most in Bendigo is reaping strong results. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards visited Specimen Hill Primary School in Bendigo today to see first-hand how equity funding has..

A BETTER TOWN CENTRE FOR MONTROSE

The Andrews Labor Government is giving the residents of Montrose a better town centre with improved health and community services. Member for Monbulk James Merlino today officially opened the Montrose Town Centre project, a major community upgrade in the area. A Growing Suburbs Fund project,..

Victoria’s Brave Triple Zero Stars Celebrated

Fifty-one brave young Victorians have been honoured today for their heroic and life-saving actions in the face of an emergency at the 13th annual Junior Triple Zero Hero Awards. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino attended the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) awards to congratulate..

Investing In Albert Park’s Schools

More than 1,000 students at Albert Park College will receive the first-rate facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley today announced $5 million for an upgrade to Albert Park College and..

New Facilities For Students In Melbourne’s East

Families in Melbourne’s east are one step closer to receiving first rate school facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today visited Sacred Heart Primary School to review the designs for a..

New Facilities For Students In Melbourne’s North East

Families in Melbourne’s North East are getting the first rate facilities they deserve. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today visited Wattle Glen Primary School to mark the grand opening of more than $1.8 million in school upgrades. Students..

Grants to Help Business Cut Energy Costs by up to $50,000

James Merlino MP, Member for Monbulk is encouraging local businesses to save money on their energy bills with the Andrews Labor Government’s Boosting Business Productivity Energy Assessment Grants. Small businesses spending more than $20,000 a year on energy could apply for a basic energy assessment..

A STRONGER, BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR STUDENTS IN MONBULK

Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP, today announced that the Andrews Labor Government is providing support to make sure young people at risk of disadvantage in Monbulk can continue their education and face a brighter future. Applications open today for a $1,100 Victorian Government scholarship,..

Battin Censured: Time For Shadow Minister To Go

The Victorian Parliament has today censured the embattled Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin for his disgraceful comments denigrating the service of Black Saturday firefighters. Mr Battin has refused to make a personal explanation for the dishonest and offensive remarks he made to the..

Delivering Firefighters Cancer Compensation

The Andrews Labor Government is legislating to provide presumptive rights to cancer compensation for both career and volunteer firefighters along with delivering other changes to build modern fire services for a growing Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and Deputy Premier James Merlino were joined by firefighters..

Schools Spectacular 2017

Three thousand young performers from more than 200 schools will showcase how “Anything is Possible” at this September’s Victorian State Schools Spectacular. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the principal cast of this year’s Spectacular – a musical extravaganza featuring a 64-piece orchestra, a..

Education Week Celebrated Across Victoria

Victorian schools will be showcasing the link between good health and a great education as the 73rd annual Education Weeks kicks off this week. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body”, and many of Victoria’s schools are expected to join the..

Helping Victorian Students Learn A Musical Instrument

More Victorian students will get the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Morwell Central Primary School to open round two of the $400,000 Musical Instruments Grants..

Matthew Guy Continues Liberal Lies On Firefighters

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy has once again been caught out telling lies as he continues his dishonest campaign of using our hardworking firefighters as political footballs. Standing with embattled Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin, just days after he’d made disgraceful slurs against Black..

No More Excuses – Matthew Guy Must Sack Brad Battin

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy has run out of time and excuses and must sack his Shadow Minister for Emergency Services as he continues to slur Black Saturday firefighters. In Parliament last week, Brad Battin incorrectly and disgracefully claimed that career firefighters took five and a half hours..

Weak Guy Fails Leadership Test On Firefighters’ Slur

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy has failed the test of leadership by not sacking his Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin, after he made a disgraceful slur against Black Saturday firefighters. And in an incredible admission, Matthew Guy has told 3AW that he didn’t even..

Boosting Digital Education For Rural And Regional Students

347 small rural and regionally based Victorian government schools will receive a better digital education, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 included a $16.4 million state-wide investment to improve bandwidth and digital connectivity for students in rural and regional Victoria. It..