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Increased Funding For Youth Housing Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will build more than 130 new homes for young people across Victoria to address youth homelessness and make sure more young Victorians have access to the support they need. Minister for Housing Colin Brooks today visited the Melbourne City Mission youth..

Victorian Relief For Türkiye And Syria

The Victorian Government extends its deepest sympathies – and the thoughts of all Victorians – to those affected by the devastating earthquakes across Türkiye and Syria. Homes and livelihoods have been destroyed in this tragedy, and many thousands have lost loved ones as the scale..

More Mental Health Workers Earning And Learning

The Andrews Labor Government is building a diverse and robust mental health and wellbeing workforce, delivering a brand-new program for students, streamlining their transition straight into the workforce. Minister for Mental Health Gabrielle Williams today announced the new Earn and Learn Traineeship programand the providers who will..

Supporting More Women On Boards

The Andrews Labor Government is getting more women into leadership and helping them gain positions on community and government boards. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today encouraged women to apply for the 2023 round of scholarships under the Women’s Board Leadership Program. The program gives..

New Health Information System To Save Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victorian patients get the best possible care by establishing secure health information sharing arrangements across the public health system. Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas will today introduce into the Victorian Parliament the Health Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2023 which will..

More Money In Families’ Pockets As Free Kinder Kicks Off

Thousands of Victorian children will start their early childhood education this week, as up to 140,000 families benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s Free Kinder initiative in its very first year. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Early Childhood and Pre-Prep Ingrid Stitt today visited..

Creating More Carer Jobs Where They’re Needed Most

The Andrews Labor Government is creating 500 new jobs to strengthen the disability and aged care workforce as part of a program to help Victorians develop new skills and find secure work. Minister for Employment Ben Carroll met with jobseekers set to begin a rewarding..

Big (Safe) Cardboard Car Rolls Into Melbourne Museum

A life-size cardboard car has been parked at the Melbourne Museum’s Galleria in an effort to educate young Victorians and their parents or carers on the importance of vehicle safety technologies. The Big (Safe) Cardboard Car exhibit which aims to educate visitors on the critical..

Level Crossing Removals Ramp Back Up For 2023

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with removing level crossings right across Melbourne – with 110 dangerous and congested crossings to be gone for good by 2030, including 70 by the first half of this year. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Transport and..

Victoria Lands More Flights From Another International Airline

Victorians will soon benefit from more international flights from Vietnam, bringing more visitors, growing our exports to the Asia Pacific and creating hundreds of new jobs in our aviation and tourism sectors, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Trade and Investment..

Cutting Costs For Parents Of Secondary Students

Victorian families can save hundreds of dollars with extra Vocational Education and Training (VET) funding to cover the cost of students’ course materials, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins said the $120.2 million funding package will ensure schools can cover..

Victoria Leads Nation On Sick Pay For Casual Workers

More than 55,000 Victorian casual and contract workers have signed up to the Andrews Labor Government’s Sick Pay Guarantee – so they can stay at home when they are sick or need to care for a loved one. Minister for Employment Ben Carroll today announced..

Thousands Of Baby Bundles For New Bundles Of Joy

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered thousands of baby bundles to new mums and dads across Victoria – supporting them in their transition to parenthood and helping them give their babies the very best start in life. Acting Minister for Health Colin Brooks today visited..

Strengthening Ties With Southeast Asia Boosts Local Jobs

Driving Victorian jobs growth and providing new opportunities for businesses is at the heart of an economic mission to Southeast Asia taking place this month. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas will visit businesses and investment leaders in Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore over 10..

Victorian Council Rate Cap Set For Next Financial Year

A new rate cap of 3.5 per cent has been set for all councils for the 2023/24 financial year, protecting Victorians from uncontrolled rate hikes while ensuring local governments remain financially sustainable. Minister for Local Government Melissa Horne announced the cap today, under the Andrews..

Getting Teachers Back In The Classroom In 2023

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for former Victorian teachers to return to the classroom in 2023 and support students to get the best education. Acting Minister for Education Ingrid Stitt today encouraged registered teachers who are not currently working in schools to consider re-joining..

New Library Program Keeps Seniors Connected In Digital Age

Seniors needing help to navigate the ever-changing digital world will soon be able to access free training through their local library, backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Melissa Horne today announced the $2 million Digital Literacy for Seniors Program, supporting public..

Victoria Leads Nation On New Government Schools

Victoria has had the largest increase in the number of government schools that have opened over the past five years, ahead of any Australian state or jurisdiction, new data shows. Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins said the data, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics..