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Archives for April, 2017

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WANTIRNA PEDESTRIAN CROSSING GETS SAFETY UPGRADE

Friday, 28 April 2017 WANTIRNA PEDESTRIAN CROSSING GETS SAFETY UPGRADE Works are about to begin at the intersection of Mountain Highway and Boronia Road in Wantirna boosting safety for drivers and pedestrians. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane announced the safety improvements, start mid-year..

LANDCARE IN THE EAST TO SHARE IN $2.1MILLION BOOST

More than 60 Landcare groups around the state will benefit from a $2.1 million funding to boost the number of Victorian Landcare facilitators. The Andrews Labor Government funding will be used to deliver 10 new Landcare facilitator positions across the state to increase the effectiveness..

NOMINATE NOW FOR THE 2017 VICTORIAN LEARN LOCAL AWARDS

Nominations for the 2017 Victorian Learn Local Awards are now open – celebrating the contribution that more than 300 Learn Local organisations make to training across Victoria. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney launched this year’s instalment of the awards today, encouraging inspirational pre-accredited..

NEW EATING DISORDER SUPPORT PROVIDES FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Teaching staff will be provided with more resources to support young people in an Australian first initiative to tackle disordered eating. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today joined Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll to launch Food For Thought, a program developed by headspace, at..

LOCAL ROADS FUNDING BOOST FOR SOUTH GIPPSLAND FARMERS

South Gippsland farmers are set to get produce from farm to market more efficiently with the announcement today of the Andrews Labor Government’s Local Roads to Market Program. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced nearly $800,000 toward the cost of upgrading important..

MORE SUPPORT FOR NEW PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN

New parents and their babies will receive even more support under an expansion of the Maternal Child Health Service. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced that 37,000 families will now be able to rely on expanded Enhanced Maternal..

AN INDEPENDENT VOICE FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY

One of the nation’s most experienced and respected police officers will report on the implementation of the Community Safety Statement reforms as the Andrews Labor Government delivers record investment to drive down crime across Victoria. Former Victoria Police homicide squad detective and Secretary of the..

NEW 4D SCANNERS GIVE A CLEARER PICTURE OF LUNG HEALTH

A world-first scanner – manufactured right here in Victoria – will provide four-dimensional respiratory analysis to better diagnose and treat lung conditions. Visiting Monash University in Clayton today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan was given a first look at the new technology which..

VICTORIA NOT PROCEEDING WITH NAPLAN ONLINE IN 2017

Victorian schools will not be taking part in an online trial of the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) this year. Education Services Australia (ESA) has been unable to resolve technological issues that are affecting NAPLAN Online’s platform and supporting technology in time to..

ADVOCATING FOR STATE’S MOST VULNERABLE WATER CUSTOMERS

A new advocate will act as a voice for Victorian water customers, as prices are reviewed over the next 15 months. Announced today by Minister for Water Lisa Neville, the Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) and the Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) will be given..

FIRST TECH SCHOOL OPENS IN YARRA RANGES

Around 12,000 local students will soon be using the latest technology, including robotics and virtual reality, as part of their everyday education. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today..

MORE LOCAL JOBS FOR VICTORIA’S TECH SECTOR

The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed news that leading payments platform Assembly, formerly known as PromisePay, will bolster its global headquarters in Melbourne creating 60 new full-time jobs over the next three years. The Government helped support the company, which boasts the world’s most flexible..

$7.4 MILLION BOOST FOR MERNDA RAIL PROJECT

The Andrews Labor Government has added a pedestrian overpass to the design of the brand new Mernda station that will be built as part of the extension of the South Morang line. Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that $7.4 million from the..

PROTECTING TENANTS RIGHTS IN SPECIALIST DISABILITY ACCOMODATION

Tenants, families and carers in specialist disability accommodation have been invited to share their views on how their rights can be protected in the transition to the NDIS when it comes to specialist disability accommodation. As part of the transition to the NDIS, all participants..

DELIVERING A HEALTHIER THOMSON RIVER

More water will flow through the Thomson River, with the Andrews Labor Government taking the next step in delivering an additional eight gigalitres of water. The additional water is vital for the health of the heritage-listed Thomson River, and surrounding local communities. It will also..

WORKER MENTAL HEALTH TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE

Keeping Victorian workers healthy in mind as well as body will be the key focus of a new initiative that empowers bosses to make mental health a priority in the workplace. The new $50 million WorkHealth program includes a free, interactive online platform that will..