Mr Merlino, State Member for Monbulk raised the matter for weed control with the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security in Parliament recently. The action Mr Merlino is seeking is for the Minister to support the establishment of a biological control program to combat the weed wandering trad.
A number of sporting organisations have been awarded grants of up to $2,500 from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) to train volunteers, purchase essential sports equipment, for injury prevention and management equipment, and portable sun shade.
A petition was presented to Parliament containing 3515 names of Victorians calling on the Baillieu Government to stop the savage budget cuts to education, Shadow Education Minister James Merlino said.
A Diamond Creek mother who voted Liberal at the last election has pleaded with Mr Baillieu to deliver on his promise to make Victorian teachers the nation’s best paid, Shadow Minister for Education, James Merlino, said today.
Kennington Primary School has informed parents that in 2013 there will be no assistance to pay for books, excursions and camps as a result of Baillieu Government budget cuts, Mr Merlino said today.
The Baillieu Government’s ongoing impasse with teachers on pay and conditions has slashed $2 million from the school camps sector, Shadow Education Minister James Merlino said today.
The Baillieu Government continued to avoid dealing with the impact of their cuts to TAFE and education, having faced another day of prosecution in Parliament from the Labor Opposition, Shadow Education Minister James Merlino said.
The Baillieu Government have been targeted in Parliament today for claiming that education funding has been invested in ‘students that matter’, despite hearing how the cuts were having a severe impact on schools and families across the state.
The Baillieu Government’s cuts toVictoria’s schools could force principals to pass costs on to parents, as school budgets increasingly cannot cover basics like internet, Shadow Minister for Education James Merlino said today.
It was a pleasure to last week attend the atEAST awards for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships in the outer east. I particularly want to congratulate two Upwey High School students, Jarrod Holt and Emma Brown, for being awarded first-year apprentice of the year and second-year trainee of the year respectively.
The Baillieu Government has made an embarrassing backdown on the shambles that is its handling of the school conveyance allowance, but the new changes will still leave thousands of families worse off, Shadow Minister for Education James Merlino said today.
I raise an adjournment matter for the Minister for Education, and it is in regard to Tecoma Primary School, which is on the border of my electorate and the seat of Gembrook. It is actually in the seat of Gembrook but many families whose children attend the school are my constituents in Monbulk.
Schools in Melbourne’s western suburbs are still struggling under the weight of the Baillieu Government’s $555 million cuts to education, Shadow Education Minister James Merlino said today.