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Putting The Mental Health Of Victorians First

This has been the toughest year many of us have ever lived through. As we begin our state’s slow recovery, this year’s Budget invests in the health and wellbeing of our loved ones, by continuing the fundamental rebuild of Victoria’s mental health system. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 includes..

Building The Future Our Kids Deserve

With kids back in the classroom, the Andrews Labor Government wants to make sure our students have the gyms, libraries and learning spaces they deserve. That includes delivering the biggest single boost to school infrastructure in the state’s history, bringing the total investment on improving..

A Better Vocational Education For School Students

The Andrews Labor Government will overhaul Victoria’s school-based vocational education with a new integrated end-of-school certificate – ensuring wherever they go to school, every student will be able to do both academic and vocational subjects. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 invests $38 million to develop a new..

Helping Families Juggling It All

This year, parents have had to juggle work and childcare and kids learning from home. Even now with kids back at school and kinder, we know that balancing act isn’t easy. It’s why the Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver a $773.8 million investment in early childhood education,..

Help Where It’s Needed: Supporting Victorians With Disability

As our state recovers stronger and fairer, we need to make sure every Victorian has the support they need. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will invest an unprecedented extra $1.9 billion to make sure Victorians with disability are supported – including our youngest Victorians. A nearly $1.6 billion..

Building The Future Our Kids Deserve

With kids back in the classroom, the Andrews Labor Government wants to make sure our students have the gyms, libraries and learning spaces they deserve. That includes delivering the biggest single boost to school infrastructure in the state’s history, bringing the total investment on improving..

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST IN MONBULK

When the Andrews Labor Government was elected, we promised to put people first. As our state begins its recovery from the global pandemic, people will continue to be our priority. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers on the investments that will see our community recover –..

Fast-Tracking Professionals Into Teaching Careers

Teacher training programs will be fast tracked to fill hard-to-staff positions in schools and early childhood services – giving kids better teachers and helping people get new skills and a new career. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today..

Literacy Champion Wins Top Education Excellence Award

A secondary school teacher improving literacy rates in VCE students has taken out Victoria’s top public education prize, honoured by the Andrews Labor Government as one of 14 Victorian Education Excellence Awards winners. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the winners of the 2020..

Inclusive Education: Making Sure Our Kids Can Be Their Best

As our state recovers stronger and fairer, we need to make sure every Victorian has the support they need. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will invest an unprecedented nearly $1.6 billion to make sure students with disability are supported in the classroom through an Australian first..

Brand New School Ready For Eynesbury Students

Families living in Melbourne’s west will soon have access to the new state-of-the-art primary school they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Melton Steve McGhie today officially opened and toured the brand new Eynesbury Primary School..

Upgrading Elmore Primary School Brick By Brick

This year, Elmore families have done an incredible job in supporting students to learn from home. As kids get back into the classroom, we want to make sure they have the fantastic new learning spaces they deserve. The Andrews Labor Government has built and upgraded..

New McKinnon Secondary College Campus Takes Shape

McKinnon families are a step closer to having vibrant new facilities, with construction reaching its highest point at McKinnon Secondary College’s new campus. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today toured the school’s new campus which is on track to..

Fitzroy Gasworks School Campus A Step Closer For Families

Families living in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs are a step closer to having a vibrant new senior secondary college campus, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today toured the construction site of the new..

Delivering More Mental Health Support For Young Victorians

Construction of a new $11.9 million Youth Prevention and Recovery Care centre in Melbourne’s north west is underway, bringing community-based treatment one step closer for young people with mental illness. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino and Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Sheena Watt today..

New Family Counselling Service For LGBTIQ+ Victorians

The Victorian Government is investing $2.5 million for a new specialised counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people and their families. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino and Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced the funding..

YARRA RANGES BUSINESSES GOING DIGITAL FOR COVID NORMAL

Businesses in the Yarra Ranges are being called on to build their digital capabilities as restrictions are eased with the launch of the Victorian Government’s Small Business Digital Adaptation Program. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP welcomed the launch of the program which will help..