MEMBERS STATEMENTS – JACK SMITH

Tuesday 5 February, 2019 Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (15:40:48): I rise today to congratulate 18-year-old Jack Smith from Mildura on his appointment to the 2019 Victorian Youth Congress. Youth from across our state will make an invaluable contribution to youth affairs policy in Victoria, and I am sure Jack will make Northern Victoria Region proud…

HELPING CHILDREN GET THE MOST OUT OF KINDERGARTEN

Children in Northern Victoria will be among almost 20,000 heading to kindergarten this year who will benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s Australian-first school readiness funding. Kindergartens will receive a funding boost to engage with professional support such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists and language and literacy experts, who can help children and build the…

FREE TAFE KICKS OFF IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

Students and job seekers from Northern Victoria can now take up Free TAFE training under the Andrews Labor Government’s $172 million program to make 30 priority TAFE courses and 20 pre-apprenticeship courses tuition fee free from this year. Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said almost 3000 Free TAFE students have started their training in…

COMMUNITY CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION GRANTS OPEN

The Andrews Labor Government is investing a further $1 million to help regional communities prepare for the real impacts of climate change. The new Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program will fund local projects that build the adaptive capacity and resilience of regional communities in the face of a changing climate. Member for Northern…