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Grants Open To Help Support Inclusive Learning In Schools

The Victorian Government is helping more schools support students with disabilities and additional needs by offering grants to build inclusive indoor and outdoor learning spaces as well as accessible playgrounds to ensure that all students can fully participate and succeed in school. Acting Premier and..

Supporting Victorians After Storms And Flood

The Victorian Government is protecting and supporting Victorians after catastrophic storms that brought down trees, caused major flooding and damaged vital infrastructure. Acting Premier James Merlino visited Olinda today with Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio and Acting Emergency Services Minister Danny Pearson to announce more support..

Transforming Primary Education In Greater Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government has today released the third stage of the Shepparton Education Plan following extensive stakeholder and community engagement on improving outcomes for children in Shepparton. The Shepparton Education Plan – Stage Three – Primary Education focusses on the educational journey of children from Foundation..

Delivering A New Mental Health And Wellbeing Act

Victorians can have their say on a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act, which will be the cornerstone for the redesigned mental health and wellbeing system that Victorians deserve. The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System recommended the Andrews Labor Government replace the current..

Delivering The Mental Health Support Victorians Deserve

Victorians will get the mental health support and care they need, with the Victorian Government to provide additional funding as demand for services increases during current restrictions. Though they’re important and necessary, these temporary measures can affect the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians, including..

Rebuilding Mental Health Support For Young Victorians

Young people in Bendigo will get access to the mental health services they deserve with a multi-million dollar refurbishment of the local youth prevention and recovery care thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 21/22 invests $3.8 billion towards decade-long mental health reform, delivering more..

Building A Bright Future For Victorian Kids

More Victorian kids will learn in brand‑new schools and first‑rate classrooms, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to roll out the next phase of our school building boom. The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $1.6 billion to build new schools and improve existing schools – making sure our kids..

Supporting Our Kids To Be Healthy And Happy

Our kids deserve to grow up healthy and happy. And after their family and friends, our schools are one of the biggest supports in a young person’s life. As we build our mental health system from the ground up, we’re putting schools at the centre..

Experts To Lead Independent Review Of Wildlife Act

Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP is encouraging all Victorians to have their say on an expert review of Victoria’s Wildlife Act 1975. An expert advisory panel appointed by the Andrews Labor Government is embarking on a comprehensive review of the Act to ensure it..

Supporting Monbulk Families In Financial Stress

The Andrews Labor Government is helping families experiencing financial stress in Monbulk with the expansion of the Good Money program, which delivers no-interest loans and financial advice – providing a safe alternative to dodgy payday lenders and loan sharks. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP..

Giving More Regional Students Dance And Drama Opportunities

More primary school students in rural and regional Victoria are getting the chance to learn dance and drama skills, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the first schools taking part in the Blended Arts Education..

More Support To Make Schools Inclusive For All Students

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more schools build inclusive play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities and additional needs. Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a further 74 projects across the state will share..

New Laws To Make Schools Safer For Everyone

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian schools the power to ban aggressive and violent parents from entering school grounds, to protect students and staff. Minister for Education James Merlino today introduced the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Protection of School Communities) Bill 2021, delivering on a key recommendation from..

Australian-First Academy For Our Best Teachers

Teachers from across our state will benefit from a brand-new multi-site academy of teaching and leadership excellence, as Victoria leads the way in raising the bar on teacher quality. The Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Andrews Labor Government will..

Lilydale School Hub Opens As Koorie Strategy Launches

Lilydale students are learning in world-class facilities as part of a $56.3 million investment in local secondary students through the Lilydale District and Yarra Valley Education Plan, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlinoand Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today..

Supporting Koorie Kids To Succeed

Koorie kids, families and organisations will lead our efforts to better support Koorie students, under a new co-design initiative announced by the Andrews Labor Government. With funding of almost $3.7 million, we’re starting a state-wide consultation and co-design process that will deliver community-led changes in..

Smile Squad To Visit Even More Schools From Term Two

Thousands more Victorian school students will get free dental check-ups, with a major expansion of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmarkfree dental program. Acting Premier James Merlino and Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced 161 new primary and secondary schools will be invited to take..