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PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST IN ST ALBANS

When the Andrews Labor Government was elected, we promised to put people first. As our state begins its recovery from the global pandemic, people will continue to be our priority. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers on the investments that will see our community recover –..

HELPING VICTORIANS PAY THEIR POWER BILLS

The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver the biggest household energy efficiency package in any state’s history, creating thousands of jobs, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The investment includes $335 million to replace old wood, electric or gas fired heaters with new energy-efficient systems that are safer and cheaper to run, while also driving down emissions.

Victoria To Take First Big Step To Tackle Insecure Work

The Andrews Labor Government will do what no other government has – develop a new Secure Work Pilot Scheme, to provide up to five days of sick and carer’s pay at the national minimum wage for casual or insecure workers in priority industries.

UPGRADING MONMIA PRIMARY SCHOOL BRICK BY BRICK

This year, Keilor Downs families have done an incredible job in supporting students to learn from home. As kids get back into the classroom, we want to make sure they have the fantastic new learning spaces they deserve. The Andrews Labor Government has built and..

PUTTING THE MENTAL HEALTH OF VICTORIANS FIRST

The Victorian Budget 2020/21 includes $868.6 million to ensure Victorians have the mental health support they need as we get on with fixing a broken system. This includes funding the rollout of the interim recommendations from the Royal Commission into Mental Health, including $492 million to deliver 120 mental health beds in Geelong, Epping, Sunshine and Melbourne. This is an addition to the 24 Hospital in the Home beds announced earlier this year bringing the total to 144.

Victoria’s Big Housing Build

The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver a historic $5.3 billion Big Housing Build to construct more than 12,000 new homes throughout metro and regional Victoria, as well as supporting around 10,000 jobs, per year over the next four years, to supercharge Victoria’s economic recovery through the pandemic and beyond.

VCE EXAMS GET UNDERWAY

VCE exams officially began today with 41,690 students sitting the English exam and another 3,879 sitting English as an Additional Language exam.

NEW MURAL TO REMOVE GRAFFITI IN SUNSHINE

Young people from Sunshine have come together to transform public spaces thanks to a $17,000 Graffiti Prevention Grant from the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program. Several young people from Sunshine took part in the $17,000 ‘This Is Us’ project to design and install a..

Victoria’s Multicultural Festivals And Events Go Digital

The Victorian Government is helping multicultural and multifaith communities continue cultural celebrations in a COVID-safe way. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced more than $800,000 to support 148 community organisations across Victoria to deliver multicultural festivals and events in a digital format.

Licence Testing Set To Resume Under Step Three

The Victorian Government is preparing for drivers’ licence tests to resume by providing extra assessment centres, beginning online testing for learners and cheaper testing for Victorians impacted by the suspension during the pandemic.

Change Our Game – Scholarships Boost For Victorian Women

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced that applications are open for the first round of the Government’s 2020-21 Change Our Game scholarship program. Sporting clubs and bodies are encouraged to identify emerging female leaders within their community for the scholarship program.

Pause On Evictions Extended And Extra Renter Protections

The Victorian Government will extend a ban on evictions and rental increases until the end of the year, increase assistance and ensure tenant turnover is taken into account in rental negotiations – giving tenants certainty and security they won’t lose their home or workplace during the pandemic.