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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.

Top VCE Performers Recognised At Premier’s VCE Awards

The top 279 students from the 2014 Victorian Certificate of Education were recognised in a ceremony at the Melbourne Convention Centre today. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino joined the Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Alex Chernov, to present the students with..

Adjournment – response

At the outset I say to the four members who requested it that I will be very happy to visit their respective electorates. I want to thank the member for Mordialloc for being a committed advocate for his community, particularly in the area of education. I was recently with him at Parkdale Primary School to confirm funding in the state budget, as we promised to deliver improvements at the school. He is a great advocate for education and schools in his electorate, and I thank him for raising the issue of Yarrabah School in Aspendale

Building The Education State In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget is rebuilding schools in Geelong and giving its students the best start in life. Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited Geelong to officially announce a total of $23 million for three schools, secured in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.

Sporting uniform grant

James Merlino MP today announced Yarra Pistol Club and Badminton Academy Victoria (BAV) will each receive $1000 as part of grants made available to help Victorian clubs dress for success.


The Andrews Labor Government is putting the health of Victorian families first, investing an extra $1.38 billion in our hospitals, ambulances and health programs. The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provides hospitals across Victoria with additional funding to help reduce waiting times in emergency departments and elective surgery lists.


The Monbulk community will receive a major boost, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing $1.32 million in safety improvements as part of the 2015-16 Victorian Budget. Member for Monbulk, James Merlino welcomed the announcement that will see road resurfacing and a school speed limit change.

Victorian Budget 2015 – 2016: For Families

Published on May 5, 2015 This Budget is about balance. We’re increasing funding for schools, hospitals and transport, but we’re keeping our finances stable. It’s an investment we can afford in the things we can’t afford to lose.

Budget Delivers Biggest Ever Increase To School Funding

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget invests almost $3.3 billion in Victoria’s education system for its 900,000 students – the single biggest boost of additional funding in Victoria’s history. For the first time, the Budget will meet Gonski funding levels in 2015, 2016 and 2017, because all kids deserve the best start, no matter their background.

Minister Launches Yarra Ranges Mentoring Program

Five schools in the Yarra Ranges are set to host a renowned mentoring program which helps secondary students reach their potential. Minister for Education, James Merlino, officially launched the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia’s Yarra Ranges BIG Futures program, which pairs secondary students with volunteer mentors from the local community.