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Melton Site To Join The Orange Door Network

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring families have access to the family violence, child and family wellbeing services they need with a new site and partners secured for the Brimbank Melton Orange Door Network. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced an..

Major Upgrades For Special Schools Across Victoria

Students with special needs should have the same opportunities as every other student in Victoria – and it’s only the Andrews Labor Government that’s investing to give every student in Victoria the great education they deserve. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino..

Upgrading Roads For Melbourne’s West

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $41 million to deliver road projects across Melbourne’s west to improve traffic flow and cater to the rapidly growing community. As part of the $125.7 million Metropolitan Road Upgrades Program as announced in the 2022/23 Victorian Budget, a number..

A New Hospital And Major Jobs Boost For Melton

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure more people in Melbourne’s west get the care they need close to home, with a brand new hospital to be built in Melton to provide more health services for the local community, as a part of our Pandemic..

Supporting Victims And Stopping Crime Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government is making our state safer and our justice system fairer by helping young people stay on the right path, targeting the root causes of crime, and providing record levels of support for victims of crime. More than $600 million will be..

PUTTING PATIENTS FIRST IN SYDENHAM

The Andrews Labor Government is putting patients first in Sydenham. Across our nation – and around the world – the pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on health systems. From a sharp increase of critical COVID patients to disrupted care, resulting in longer hospital recovery time, the last..

Be Smart And Stay Safe On Our Roads This Easter

The message to motorists this Easter long weekend is clear – drive safely, plan ahead, take regular breaks and get everyone home safely. As part of Operation Compass, Victoria Police will be out in force to ensure there’s nobody behind the wheel putting other road..

Nominations To Honour Remarkable Women Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorians to nominate important women in their lives as part of the 2022 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams opened nominations for the program, which recognises women who make significant and lasting contributions to the..

PARKING AND SAFETY UPGRADES FOR WATERGARDENS

Commuters in Melbourne’s north-west will now find it easier to park, catch the train and travel – thanks to 95 new car parking spaces and safety upgrades near Watergardens Station. The new parking spaces have been built on Sydenham Road, as part of the Andrews..

Free Rapid Antigen Tests For Victorians With Disability

The Andrews Labor Government will provide free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to eligible people with disability, supporting some of the most vulnerable of our community to be protected and live safely. The Labor Government will make two million RATs available to all NDIS participants and..

Supporting Families With Free RATs At School

The Victorian Government will continue to provide free rapid test kits to families through schools and early childhood settings for the start of term 2, with further deliveries rolling out this week. While Victoria’s surveillance testing system remains voluntary, we want parents to be confident..

Landmark Reforms To Support Victims Of Crime

New laws introduced into Parliament today will radically transform the process for providing financial assistance to victims of crime, making it easier for people to get the critical help they need to recover from acts of violence. The Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance Scheme) Bill..

One-Stop Mental Health Hubs For Children And Families

Victorian families will soon have access to a one-stop shop for mental health support for infants, children and the whole family – with a new network of Health and Wellbeing hubs to support the mental health of young Victorians. The three new hubs will deliver..

COVID Catch-Up Plan To Deliver For Patients

A record number of Victorians will receive elective surgery as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s COVID Catch-Up Plan – designed to exceed pre-pandemic levels by 25 per cent and get more Victorians the care they need, when they need it. We know COVID-19 has..

Working Together To Create Safer Neighbourhoods

Victoria Police are going ‘back to basics’ as part of a new grassroots approach to tackle local crime and support safety working with the communities they serve. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Chief Commisioner of Police Shane Patton today to announce the new neighbourhood..

Putting Young Lives Back On The Right Track

The Andrews Labor Government’s transformation of the youth justice system is giving more young people the best chance to live a rewarding life – with the latest statistics showing Victoria has the lowest rate of young people in supervision in the country. The Youth Justice..

Giving Victorian Kids The Best Mental Health Support

The Andrews Labor Government will boost mental health and wellbeing support at Victorian schools, ensuring kids have access to a full suite of mental health tools to thrive at school and in life, as a key response to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health..

More Family Violence Support For Diverse Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring all Victorians can be supported by the family violence and sexual assault service system. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today launched new grants that will increase supports for multicultural communities when seeking help in times of..