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VCE English Exam Gets Underway

VCE written exams officially began today with 41,265 students sitting the English exam and another 4,068 are sitting English as an Additional Language exam at 9am this morning. Minister for Education James Merlino wished all students who are sitting VCE exams this year the best..


A new state-of-the-art CFA station has officially opened in Selby, providing stronger emergency services for the community and better facilities for firefighters. Representing the Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville, Deputy Premier and Member for Monbulk James Merlino joined firefighters and community members..

Awards Celebrate Excellence In Victorian Schools

A principal who worked to achieve the best results in their school’s history, a teacher helping students to improve their mental and physical wellbeing, and a primary school supporting Aboriginal culture and achievement are among recipients recognised by the Andrews Labor Government at the Victorian..


The Victorian Government’s Solar Homes program is continuing to drive Victoria’s transition to more affordable household energy, with 46,000 installations of solar PV, solar hot water and solar batteries completed since the program’s launch. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today released new data showing..

Celebrating Victorians Who Inspire Our Children

Early childhood leaders from across Victoria are being celebrated by the Andrews Labor Government for their exceptional work in making a difference in the lives of young children and their families. The Victorian Early Years Awards recognise the contributions of individuals and organisations in improving..

Victorian Students To Visit The Birthplace Of Democracy

Delivering on an election commitment, the Andrews Labor Government is opening applications for the Premier’s Spirit of Democracy Prize, inviting students in years 9, 10 and 11 at government, Catholic and independent schools to apply to participate in a study tour of Greece, to deepen..

Appointment Brings Youth Voice To Curriculum Board

The Andrews Labor Government has put the perspectives of young people at the heart of decision making about the VCE curriculum, with the appointment of a recent VCE graduate to the board of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). Minister for Education James Merlino..

School Upgrade And New Relocatable For Woori Yallock Primary

Woori Yallock Primary School students and staff are benefitting from a new $87,000 infrastructure upgrade as well as new relocatable building at the school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino visited Woori Yallock Primary School today to officially open the..

Builders Appointed To Construct State-Of-The-Art Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is on track to deliver 100 new schools across the state by 2026 with another two building companies appointed to construct seven of the 14 schools set to open in 2021. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Ireland Brown Constructions..

Navigator Program Expanded To Keep Kids In School

An important program to engage students and keep kids at risk of disengaging at school will be rolled out to three new areas, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Wimmera South-West, Barwon and North Eastern Melbourne will benefit..


Carers will now be able to enjoy more of what Victoria has to offer with half price weekday travel, free weekend travel and extra concessions, thanks to a massive funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP this week announced..

Biggest-Ever Investment In Teaching Quality In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is giving teachers and school leaders the extra resources, training and incentives they need through a $244.6 million package to improve the quality of teaching and learning in every classroom across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched a..

Contemporary Classrooms For Hughesdale Primary

Hughesdale Primary School students will benefit from a series of new modern classrooms, thanks to a $3.5 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and the Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos today visited Hughesdale Primary School to officially open the..

$5.5 Million Boost For Carnegie Primary School

Carnegie Primary School students now have the world-class facilities they need to thrive, thanks to a $5.5 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos today visited Carnegie Primary School to officially open the school’s..


The Andrews Labor Government’s massive road maintenance blitz is getting underway throughout Monbulk to give drivers safer, smoother and stronger roads. It will kick off in October to coincide with the warmer spring and summer months. Member for Monbulk James Merlin MP said crews were..


Applications are now open for the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019-20 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program, which provides women and girls with opportunities to participate in grassroots sport and active recreation – from the boardroom, to community events and beyond. The Change Our Game..


October is Mental Health Month – an opportunity for Monbulk workplaces and community groups to to raise awareness of  the importance of social and emotional wellbeing. Events and activities across Victoria are aimed at opening up conversations about anxiety and depression to help reduce stigma..