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Vouchers To Give Kids In Yarra Ranges & Knox a Sporting Chance

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with levelling the playing field with vouchers worth up to $200 each available for our state’s most vulnerable families to put towards the cost of their kids playing the sports they love. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP..

Making Monbulk Government Schools Energy Efficient

Monbulk government schools are set to become greener and more environmentally sustainable while reducing their electricity costs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced schools in 3 primary schools in Monbulk are among 171 government schools across Victoria..

Installing Solar Systems In Victorian Government Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is cutting energy bills for public schools and making them more environmentally sustainable. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 171 government schools across Victoria will receive solar power systems under the Greener Government School Buildings program. The $8.8 million program aims to..

Neighbourhood Battery Trial To Maximise Rooftop Solar

The Andrews Labor Government will support trials of neighbourhood-scale batteries to maximise the unprecedented uptake in rooftop solar and empower communities to take control of their energy. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that the $3 million Neighbourhood Battery Initiative (NBI) was open,..

More Mental Health Support For Victorian Students

Secondary students in Ovens Murray and Mallee will have better access to the school-based mental health support they need, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the roll out of mental health practioners at 31 schools in the..

More Support For Holocaust Education In Our Schools

More Victorian schools will get additional support to help teach students about the Holocaust and stamp out antisemitism, thanks to an expanded partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and Gandel Philanthropy. An additional 110 teaching teams at government secondary schools will undertake a professional learning..

Designs Released For Centre To Boost Student Excellence

High-achieving VCE students are one step closer to getting a ‘head start’ on their university education with the appointment of a builder for a new $27.5 million state-of-the-art learning centre. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor today also released..

Community Environmental Grants Open For Monbulk

Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP is encouraging community groups in the Yarra Ranges to help protect the environment, with grants of up to $50,000 now available for conservation projects or habitat restoration. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio has announced the..

Date Set For Mental Health Royal Commission Final Report

The final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System will be tabled on Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 prior to an historic joint sitting of the Victorian Parliament. The Parliament will hear directly from Chair, Penny Armytage AM, Professor Patrick McGorry..

Designs And Tender Released For Eighth Vertical School

Victoria will soon have another new vertical government school to address population growth across the inner city – thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northern Metropolitan Sheena Watt today unveiled the innovative designs by ARM Architecture for the vertical..

Turning The Sod At The New San Remo Campus

Students on the Bass Coast are one step closer to getting the modern learning facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today turned the first sod on the new junior campus of..

Supporting Our Local Creative Sector And Workers

Victoria’s nation-leading creative industries will receive more support as creative workers and businesses continue to re-activate the sector with new projects and collaborations – including in the Yarra Ranges. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today called out to local creative workers and businesses to..

New $250 Power Saving Bonus To Support Vulnerable Victorians

Victorians from low-income households can now access a one-off $250 payment to help with their energy bills, thanks to the Victorian Government’s new Power Saving Bonus. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced the new $250 Power Saving Bonus will be available to eligible..

Getting Creatives Back To Work At Kallista Primary School

The Andrews Labor Government through its Working for Victoria initiative is providing a boost for workers in creative industries with the first 37 creative professionals starting their work with kids in 32 government schools across Victoria. Working for Victoria will fund new jobs for more..

Ramlegh Park Primary School Opens Its Doors

Families across Clyde North will have access to a great local school close to home as Ramlegh Park Primary School opened its doors. Minister for Education James Merlino joined  Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today officially open the new school and welcomed its first students…

Cranbourne West Secondary College Opens Its Doors

Families across Cranbourne will have access to a great local school close to home as Cranbourne West Secondary College officially opened its doors. More than one million students return to schools across the state this week – including 84,000 preps –as 14 new schools open..

Empowering Students To Help Stop Violence

Victorian school students will learn about the impact of violence and coward punches through a series of Be Wise Education presentations, supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $150,000 investment to support the Pat Cronin Foundation to expand its Be Wise Education program…

Topping Out At New Fishermans Bend Secondary School

Families in one of Melbourne’s newest urban renewal communities are a step closer to having an exciting new vertical school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Albert Park Martin Foley and Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor today..