HELPING MILDURA KIDS GET THE MOST OUT OF KINDERGARTEN

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Mildura children can attend a first-rate kindergarten, with high-quality facilities and better learning support. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited De Garis Kindergarten in Mildura, which has received $230,000 in school readiness funding and where construction of a new $189,400 inclusive playground is underway. The kindergarten’s existing playground…

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BETTER LEARNING FACILITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN RED CLIFFS

Secondary students in Red Cliffs now have a modern, state-of-the-art learning environment, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $7.8 million transformation of Red Cliffs Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the school to open the redevelopment, which saw most original buildings at the Fitzroy Avenue campus demolished to make way for new…

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LAUNCH OF KINDERGARTEN LANGUAGE PROGRAM

More than 5,000 Victorian children will have an opportunity to learn another language while attending kindergarten this year, due to significant investment from the Andrews Labor Government. State Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp today welcomed the funding. This language program is part of the $17.9 million investment into the Early Childhood Language Program…

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A TOURISM BOOM THAT KEEPS GROWING

Victoria has cemented its place as Australia’s best tourist destination, with new data showing that 2018 was our tourism industry’s biggest year on record. The Goldfields region was one of the strongest performers, welcoming 48,600 overnight visitors – an increase of 12.2% on the last year. The Murray also had a rise of 10.9%, with…

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CUTTING-EDGE SUB-ACUTE SERVICES FOR SWAN HILL

Patients in Swan Hill will be able to access rehabilitation and care so that they can recover faster from illness and get back home, thanks to new sub-acute services delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the $2.6 million sub-acute services would be open to patients in the coming…

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PILOT PROGRAM TO EDUCATE PARENTS ABOUT GAMING

Friday 29 March, 2019 Twelve Victorian schools will take part in a pilot program aimed at addressing the risk to the wellbeing of young people as the online gaming and gambling words converge. Launching the pilot today at Keilor Downs Secondary College, Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz noted that gambling is becoming…

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BACKING LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN FIGHT AGAINST FRUIT FLY

Friday 29 March, 2019 The Andrews Labor Government is supporting growers, community groups and the horticulture industry in the fight against fruit fly. State Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today opened the third round of the Managing Fruit Fly Regional Grants Program. The Labor Government is backing community-led projects across Northern Victoria to…

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SUPPORTING MEN’S HEALTH WITH MEN’S SHED BOOST

Friday 29 March, 2019 The Andrews Labor Government is building or upgrading men’s sheds for communities all over Victoria. State Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced this year’s Men’s Shed grant applications are now open. The Labor Government is investing nearly $900,000 to build, upgrade or refurbish men’s sheds, which play a…

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WORKS BEGIN ON ARDMONA PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Ardmona families the educational facilities they deserve, with works now underway to revamp Ardmona Primary School. Minister for Education James Merlino joined Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today to turn the first sod on the $631,592 redevelopment of the Turnbull Road site, which will restore its original buildings…

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BOOSTING SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SHEPPARTON

The Andrews Labor Government is building a better future for young people in Greater Shepparton, ensuring they have more educational opportunities, choice and support. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited McGuire College in Shepparton to announce a two-year transition process for the new Greater Shepparton College (interim name), merging four secondary schools and accommodating…

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