NEW SUPPORT FOR ROUGH SLEEPERS IN SWAN HILL

Mark Gepp MP, State Labor Member for Northern Victoria today announced $860,000 in funding for a new program to provide targeted support and stronger services for people sleeping rough in Swan Hill. The Andrews Labor Government is working closely with the City of Swan Hill and service provider Haven Home Safe (Loddon Mallee Housing Services…

CRAFTING SUPPORT FOR NORTH VICTORIAN ARTISAN PRODUCERS

Small-scale and craft producers across Victoria are now better equipped to grow their businesses and spread local produce more widely, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Mark Gepp MP, State Labor Member for Northern Victoria today welcomed grants for six businesses across Northern Victoria: Dairy Fresh Gelato, Shepparton Eden Farm Produce, Shepparton Ethical…

GRANTS FOR VICTORIA’S ENVIRONMENT VOLUNTEERS NOW OPEN

Volunteers helping to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment can now apply for a funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio has opened the latest round of the Victorian Landcare Grants, with $1.76 million in funding available to environment volunteer groups. Landcare, Friends of…

MAKING THINGS FAIRER FOR LABOUR HIRE WORKERS

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure Victorian labour hire workers now have stronger safeguards with the state’s first Labour Hire Licensing Scheme now in effect. Labour hire providers have six months to obtain a licence or else face significant penalties. Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria today welcomed the new scheme, saying; “At…

GEPP BACKS INQUIRY INTO ILLEGAL ANIMAL ACTIVISM

Mark Gepp MP, Labor Member for Northern Victoria today welcomed the State Government’s move to support a wide ranging inquiry into illegal animal activism. “Northern Victoria travels on the back of the many industries that make up our food supply chain – from agriculture, to retail, and even the humble butcher in your main street,…

SHEPPARTON VCAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS EXCELLENCE

High-achieving Victorian Certificate for Applied Learning (VCAL) students from Northern Victoria were celebrated today at an awards ceremony held at Deakin Edge in Federation Square. Mark Gepp MP, Labor Member for Northern Victoria today congratulated Shepparton High School students; Liaqat Ahmadi, Taylah Cavanagh, Loughlin Long, Steven Mark, Joshua Ringrose, Brandon Stoll Who each received the…

BUILDING BETTER SCHOOLS FOR NORTHERN VICTORIA

Students across Northern Victoria will soon benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their schools, thanks to the Victorian Government. Mark Gepp MP, State Labor Member for Northern Victoria today announced Northern Victoria schools were among 180 schools across Victoria to share in $2.85 million of 2019-20 Planned Maintenance Program funding to help address…

REGIONAL VICTORIA – THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

Regional Victoria is benefiting from thousands of new jobs, with the state’s regional unemployment rate the lowest recorded in the nation. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows Victoria’s regional unemployment rate is just 4.6 per cent – well below the national average of 5.4 per cent. Victoria’s regional areas also had the strongest…