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Tutor Target Exceeded Across Victorian Schools

More than 5,600 tutors are working across Victorian schools to ensure no student is left behind in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The huge number is 1,500 more than the initial target of 4,100 set for the 2021 school year and includes more than..


A school in Sydenham will receive a funding boost to help get kids moving as they return to school for Term 2, thanks to the Victorian Government. Natalie Hutchins MP today congratulated Copperfield College in Sydenham that is among 96 schools across the state to..

Community Clubs Given A Chance To Change The Game

The Andrews Labor Government is creating more opportunities for women and girls to lead on and off the playing field, through the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today opened applications for the second round of the Labor..

Backing Multicultural Young People To Be Leaders

The Andrews Labor Government is backing multicultural young people with more opportunities to develop their skills and come together through sport. Minister for Youth Ros Spence has announced $450,000 for sporting organisations that deliver mentoring and skill building activities for African and Muslim young people…

Non-Gov Schools Urged To Take Up Respectful Relationships

A new Expression of Interest process will be offered to provide another opportunity for non-government schools to take part in the Andrews Labor Government’s Respectful Relationships program. Respectful Relationships is a whole-school approach, supporting schools to embed respect and gender equality in all aspects of..

Backing More Women To Make The Call

Fifteen women are about to take the first step in progressing their dream of a career in sports broadcasting, thanks to a ground-breaking program from the Andrews Labor Government. Successful applicants will take part in the second round of the Change Our Game Making the..

Nutritious And Diverse Food For Victorian Hospitals

Victorian public hospital patients will have access to higher quality, more culturally diverse and locally sourced food, with new standards for our health services to be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. The new nutrition and quality food standards will be finalised and put in..

2021 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants Now Open

Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins MP is encouraging schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides, and youth groups in Sydenham to apply for grants up to $5,000 for biodiversity projects in our local community. Natalie Hutchins MP said up to $450,000 in funding for the..

More Outside School Hours Care Options For Families

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more schools establish outside school hours care services, to get Victorians back into the workforce while ensuring our children are cared for. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 53 schools will share in more than $4.1 million in..


Natalie Hutchins MP, Member for Sydenham, is encouraging volunteer groups in Sydenham to apply for round two of the Volunteering Innovation Fund. The Fund is now open with grants of up to $50,000 available for projects that create change and inspire more people to volunteer..

New Apprenticeships Body To Build Skills For Victorians

Thousands of apprentices and trainees will be better connected with real learning and job opportunities through the Andrews Labor Government’s new Apprenticeships Victoria. Apprenticeships Victoria (AV) will coordinate and oversee all aspects of the delivery of apprenticeships, and forms a key part of the Labor..

Helping Victorian Families Find Their Local School

The Andrews Labor Government’s Findmyschool website has been updated so parents continue to have the latest information to find out the school zone they live in. Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino said the updated website includes school zones for the 14 new..

Grants Open To Support Victoria’s Dedicated Carers

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victorian carers have the supports they need to stay heathy as they care for some of our most vulnerable community members. The second round of the $572,000 Supporting Carers Locally Grants Program are now open increasing support of carer..

Construction Set To Start On Women’s Prison Upgrade

Ageing infrastructure at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre is on track to get a major facelift, with the Andrews Labor Government signing a construction contract to increase capacity and support the rehabilitation of female prisoners. The $188.9 million expansion includes 106 new beds, a new..

Chisholm Road Prison Reaches A Million Work Hours

Chisholm Road Prison passed a major milestone this month with over one million labour hours worked on the project since construction started in February 2020. Minister for Correction Natalie Hutchins congratulated all those involved on their mammoth efforts to date – which will see the..

Have Your Say On Retirement Village Laws

The Andrews Labor Government has released an Options Paper for public consultation, as the next steps in the process of reviewing the Retirement Villages Act 1986 (the Act). All Victorians deserve a happy retirement with choice and control over their future, which is why the..

Sports Alliance Uniting Netball And The Community

The Andrews Labor Government is teaming up with Netball Victoria to teach sporting and life skills to young people, with $150,000 in funding through the Sports Alliance. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins launched the Community Action Netball Project at Kensington YMCA  – which will..