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CFA Volunteers To Benefit From $5 Million In Grants

Volunteer firefighters are sharing in more than $5 million in grants, thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government-funded program. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced there are almost 250 successful applications in the first round of the CFA’s Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program. The..

Work Starts On Derinya Primary Kitchen Garden

Frankston South students will soon learn how to grow and prepare their own food at a new school kitchen garden, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Derinya Primary School in Frankston South to turn the first sod and..

Helping Surf Coast Students Get The Skills To Work

High school students across the Surf Coast will soon be able to finish school with an apprenticeship or traineeship, ready for work in high demand and high growth industries thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Surf Coast Secondary..

Brunswick School Kids Celebrate Their Italian Skills

Brunswick South Primary School kids today got to show off their Italian language skills when two special visitors toured their school. Minister for Education James Merlino and Italian Consul General Pierluigi Trombetta visited the school to see its bilingual classes in action. While Brunswick South..

Building New School Facilities In Mooroolbark

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students in Yarra Ranges have the classrooms and school facilities they need for a great education. Minister for Education James Merlino today toured Bimbadeen Heights Primary School in Mooroolbark to see the progress on its exciting upgrade firsthand…

Wear Orange To Show Support For SES Volunteers

Victorians are wearing orange today to show their support for the dedicated women and men who volunteer with the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES). Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino said Wear Orange Wednesday was the perfect opportunity to say thank you to the VICSES..

Inclusive Education Scholarships For Teachers

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in specialist teacher training to give every child the chance to succeed, regardless of their background or circumstances. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 360 government funded scholarships for Victorian teachers to undertake a Master of Education specialising..

Helping Ballarat Students Get The Skills To Work

High school students in Ballarat will soon be able to finish school with an apprenticeship or traineeship, ready for work in high demand and high growth industries thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Phoenix P-12 Community College in..

Latest Fire Services Response Times Published Online

The response times of Victoria’s fire services varies widely across the state according to the latest data for the March quarter released by CFA and MFB The data is now released every quarter giving further transparency to all Victorians to see how their own fire..

Top Performers Recognised At Premier’s VCE Awards

Victoria’s top performing VCE students have been recognised with Premier’s VCE Awards during a special ceremony at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Minister for Education James Merlino today presented the awards to the high-achieving students and congratulated them on their hard work. Winners included..

New Buildings For 21 Schools

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $53.1 million in brand new buildings for 21 schools across Victoria. Minister for Education James Merlino visited Glengala/Sunshine West Primary School this week to announce the third round of schools set to receive new buildings as part of the..

Supporting Our High-Achieving Students

High-achieving students in Victoria will soon have access to a new state-of-the-art facility, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $27.5 million to build a new, co-educational Centre for Higher Education Studies next to Melbourne High..

SAVING LIVES – MORE DEFIBS FOR SPORTS CLUBS IN MONBULK

The Andrews Labor Government is giving more grassroots clubs in Monbulk another chance to own life-saving defibrillators and receive emergency training. James Merlino MP today announced sport and recreation clubs across Monbulk have one final opportunity to apply to the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and..

Budget Boost For Wonthaggi SES Volunteers

A significant step towards new Victoria State Emergency Service facilities in Wonthaggi has been taken thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Wonthaggi today to announce the Victorian Budget 2018/19 provided $2 million for VICSES to acquire new land..

Work Starts On New Wonthaggi Secondary College

South Gippsland secondary students are a step closer to getting a new school with world-class facilities, with construction now underway on the rebuild of Wonthaggi Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the sod on the $32.5 million project to completely rebuild the..

Unprecedented Investment For Yarra Ranges Secondary Schools

Kids across the Yarra Ranges will get the world-class schools they deserve, as part of the biggest schools investment in the area’s history, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government has today announced that the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest almost $50 million..

Backing our state’s emergency services

Emergency services workers and volunteers will get the equipment and facilities they need to keep Victorians safe, as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. More than $43 million will go towards upgrading and building new Country Fire Authority (CFA), State Emergency Service (SES) and Life Saving..

Better local schools for families

Students across Victoria will have better classrooms and new schools in our growing suburbs and towns, with the largest investment in school buildings in our state’s history. The Andrews Labor Government is investing a record $1.25 billion as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to build and..