Archives for June, 2021

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Funding To Support Important Upgrades At Victorian Schools

More Victorian schools will be eligible to receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Minor Capital Works Fund. Minister for Education James Merlino today officially opened Round 2 of the Minor Capital Works Fund which gives government..

New Crime Prevention Strategy To Keep Victorians Safer

The Victorian Government has announced a new strategy to tackle the root causes of crime and build safer, more connected Victorian communities. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins today launched the Crime Prevention Strategy, backed by more than $30 million. The innovative strategy recognises that..

Improving Community Safety In Hume

Community-driven ideas to improve public safety in the Hume City Council area will be supported with funding from the Victorian Government. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins today announced that the council will receive an Empowering Communities grant of $700,000 to support community-designed and delivered..

Improving Women’s Safety At Night In The CBD

An innovative partnership in Melbourne to improve safety for women and gender diverse people travelling into the city at night will be supported by the Victorian Government. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins joined Lord Mayor Sally Capp to announce a $193,000 grant from the..

Supporting A Safer Corrections System

The Victorian Government has commissioned an independent review into the culture of Victoria’s prison system to help drive a safer, more inclusive environment for all staff. The review will also ensure Victoria’s custodial corrections system continues promoting rehabilitation, reducing recidivism, and catering to the needs..

New Resource To Protect Older Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting training for aged care staff to help them recognise the signs of elder abuse, and step in to stop it. Speaking today at the Victorian Government’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke..

Improving Community Safety In Brimbank

Community safety in Brimbank will be improved with support from the Victorian Government to help address the root causes of crime. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins today announced the City of Brimbank will be the first local government Crime Prevention partner as part of..

Extra Cash Support For Melbourne Businesses

The Victorian Government will provide additional support for businesses in greater Melbourne who continue to be affected by necessary health restrictions. After two weeks of Victorians doing the right thing, we are now in a place where we can continue to ease restrictions and reopen..

Statement From The Acting Premier

Make no mistake – our collective efforts over these past few weeks have changed the course of this outbreak. As individuals, as families and as a community, we have again done an incredible thing: protecting our state with grit, guts and determination. Thanks doesn’t seem..

Aspiring Drivers Given Priority Access To Online Learner Test

Thousands of prospective learner drivers from across the state will be able to take their learner’s permit test anytime, anywhere thanks to the accelerated roll-out of the new Learner Permit Test Online. More than 10,000 aspiring young drivers who have had their learner’s test postponed..

Support Extended For Victorian Businesses

The Victorian Government will double existing support payments for businesses affected by the extension of the circuit-breaker restrictions. Victorians are joining together and keeping their doors closed to safeguard the community and the economy in the long run – we appreciate the efforts and sacrifices..

Statement From The Acting Premier

We now have 60 local cases and more than 350 exposure sites. And a variant of the virus that is quicker and more contagious than we’ve seen before. To date, the approach has been to track the spread through friends, family and workmates. People spending..

Vaccination Blitz To Keep Vulnerable Settings Safe

The Victorian Government is taking immediate action to keep people who live in residential disability settings, private aged care residents and staff safe with a vaccination blitz to ensure workers in these vulnerable settings are protected against coronavirus. From Wednesday 2 June to Sunday 6..