GEPP SAYS CHILDREN’S SAFETY NOT NEGOTIABLE

Child safety is everyone’s responsibility.  Thanks to the Labor Government’s Children Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 – which was passed through the Victorian Parliament this week  – will now mean that Religious and spiritual leaders in Victoria must report child abuse to authorities, even if it was heard in the confessional, under historic new laws passed by…

HAVE YOUR SAY ON PREVENTING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting Victorians to provide feedback on proposed new regulations to prevent cruelty to animals in Victoria. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today welcomed the opening of public consultation on the proposed Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (POCTA) Regulations 2019, which will make improvements and modernise the existing regulations…

$50,000 BOOST FOR SWAN HILL LEARN LOCAL

The Learn Local in the Swan Hill region 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 Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP announced that Murray Adult Community…

BRIDGING THE DIVIDE BETWEEN CITY AND COUNTRY SCHOOLS

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a huge funding boost that will double the internet speed of state schools, better support country students and address the disparity between regional and metropolitan schools. Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria announces an initial $82.8 million funding package that will support recommendations from the Expert Advisory Panel…