The total number of meals prepared in the Parliament House kitchens for people most in need during the COVID-19 emergency has increased to several thousand per week. “In the fortnight since this initiative began, Parliament’s catering team has really ramped up their efforts to get meals..
For the last 17 years, the Legislative Assembly has allowed infants into the chamber so that their parents can look after them. MPs are people too and some of us have young kids and nobody should be punished for being a parent. That’s why, as..
MAKING EASTERN METROPOLITAN SCHOOLS MORE INCLUSIVE The Andrews Labor Government is helping make Aurora School a more inclusive school for local students and families. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region today announced that Bryant Aslop Pty Ltd has been appointed to design the school’s $200 000..
Schools in Eastern Metropolitan Region have received grants to build all-access play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas, in extra support for students with disabilities and additional needs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a further 51..
The Victorian Government has delivered on its promise to ban lightweight plastic shopping bags in Victoria to reduce plastic pollution and help protect the environment. The ban will apply from 1 November bags being provided at point of sale by all retailers, including supermarkets, fashion..
The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging animal shelters, foster carers, not-for-profit organisations and community vet clinics to apply for grants that will improve the welfare of animals across Victoria. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane MP today welcomed the opening of applications for round..
The Andrews Labor Government is backing our rising sports stars with applications now open for travel grants to help them take their skills to the next level. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane said applications have opened for the latest round of the Labor..
Families in Eastern Metropolitan Region are encouraged to hit the streets and walk, ride or scoot to school this October as part of VicHealth’s Walk to School program. Shaun Leane MP, local Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region said it was great to see many local..
The Victorian Seniors Festival returns this October with more than 2,500 free or low-cost events across the state and a week of free travel for seniors state-wide. Seniors Card holders will enjoy a week of free travel on all public transport across Victoria from 6–13..
More people in Eastern Metropolitan Region living with a chronic illness will get support from their local peer-led support groups thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane MP today announced local support groups were among 69 to..
Forest Hill Learn Local has shared in a $2.8 million funding boost to deliver training for priority learners including early school leavers, women seeking to re-enter the workforce and unemployed workers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today..
Ferntree Gully Learn Local has shared in a $2.8 million funding boost to deliver training for priority learners including early school leavers, women seeking to re-enter the workforce and unemployed workers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today..
Eastern Metro schools will share in a $515 million in the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane said this funding will support 137 schools across the..
Eastern Metropolitan Region will have the chance to design local crime prevention projects and increase public safety as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $25 million investment in the Community Crime Prevention Program. Applications are now open for the latest round of Community Safety Fund..
Government schools in the Eastern Metropolitan Region will be able to apply for grants thanks to the $12.4 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government to deliver schools the resources they need to securely store student mobile phones, ahead of the state-wide ban starting next..
Residents in Eastern Metropolitan Region are encouraged to share their experiences and ideas about community life and volunteering in the region, to help develop Victoria’s new Volunteer Strategy. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane MP is inviting everyone to participate by taking a survey..
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting not-for-profit organisations and volunteers to improve the wellbeing of Victorian pets and animal owners through Animal Welfare Grants. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane MP today welcomed the announcement of recipients in the latest round of grants, with..