Archives for March, 2022

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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..

More Air Purifiers On Their Way To Schools

As winter approaches and schools begin to close doors and windows, the Andrews Labor Government is more than doubling the number of air purifiers in schools to keep students and staff safer and slow the spread of coronavirus. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced..

Helping Kids Get Active And Saving Parents Money

Community sport is now more accessible for Victorian parents wanting their kids to get active as the Andrews Labor Government helps reduce out-of-pocket expenses for thousands of families. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence announced parents now only need to apply for a $200 Get..

New Travel Vouchers Set To Bolster Victorian Tourism

The popular Victorian Travel Voucher Scheme returns tomorrow, with 140,000 vouchers up for grabs. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today confirmed that the fourth round of the scheme will go live at 2:00pm, Wednesday 23 March.  Vouchers will be issued on..

Thousands More TAFE Places To Reskill After The Pandemic

More Victorians will have access to the skills they need for the job they want, with funding for an extra 10,000 places across the TAFE and training system for people looking to reskill after the pandemic and move into healthcare and other in-demand jobs. Premier..

Boosting Job Opportunities For Victorians With Disability

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting people with Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities to skill-up and secure paid employment. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines announced an investment of $2.1 million in the Inclusion Foundation’s Impact21 program, as fourteen young adults graduated..

Autumn Pop-Up Push To Lift Third Doses Before Winter

Victoria’s priority postcodes are at the heart of an autumn push to increase COVID-19 third dose vaccination rates in the lead up to winter. The autumn blitz is delivering more than 120 pop-ups across March, with a focus on areas where third dose uptake is..

Boosting Support For Victoria’s Carers

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting support for Victoria’s three-quarters of a million unpaid carers who selflessly look after loved ones. Additional respite funding of $10 million will help more carers take a break when they need it and engage in work, study or exercise..

Victoria’s Recovery Builds With Thousands Of New Jobs

Thousands of Victorians found work last month as Victoria’s steady recovery continued on the back of ongoing investment to keep Victorians safe and businesses growing. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that 16,500 extra jobs were created in Victoria in February, boosting the total number..

New Travel Vouchers To Boost Victorian Tourism

Victorians have the chance to snap up one of 150,000 travel vouchers, with the popular scheme returning as part of a $200 million business stimulus package to support local businesses and jobs. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Mary-Anne Thomas confirmed an initial..

Australian-First Sick Pay Guarantee For Casual Workers

Victorians who work in casual or other insecure jobs will no longer be forced to choose between a day’s pay and looking after their health, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee. An Australian-first, the $245.6 million scheme will transform casual and..

Submissions Open For 2022 Multicultural Film Festival

Emerging and professional film makers of all ages are being invited to showcase their talents and have their story seen by a wide audience as part of the 2022 Multicultural Film Festival. The festival explores the lives of Victoria’s multicultural communities through original short films…

Make Road Safety Top Of Mind This Long Weekend

The Victorian Government is urging Victorians to take care on the roads and plan ahead for the long weekend, after a heartbreaking start to the year. In just over two months, 54 people have lost their lives on Victorian roads – compared to 44 in..