BOOSTING PALLIATIVE CARE IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Echuca Regional Health, Goulburn Valley Health and Numurkah District Health Service a boost to assist them in their care of local patients nearing the end of their lives. Mark Gepp MP, Labor Member for Northern Victoria today announced two grants to support palliative care in Northern Victoria, ensuring regional patients…

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HELPING NORTHERN VICTORIA MANAGE E-WASTE

Victorians can now dispose of their e-waste safely and easily ahead of the e-waste landfill ban starting on 1 July, 2019. Mark Gepp MP, Labor Member for Northern Victoria said the e-waste to landfill ban was introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to ensure valuable materials left inside e-waste can be safely recovered and reused,…

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SOLAR TO POWER MORE HOMES IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

Victorians in Northern Victoria are encouraged to take part in the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes program, with more rebates for solar panels, batteries and hot water systems kicking off from 1 July 2019. Across Victoria, in 2019/20, the Solar Homes program will: support the installation of 40,000 rooftop solar…

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CELEBRATING REGIONAL MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES

More Victorian communities, including Shepparton, will be able to showcase and share their diverse cultures, traditions and food with others, thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne announced more than $885,000 to support 476 festivals and events around the state celebrating Victoria’s rich multiculturalism. The Multicultural Festivals…

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INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS FUNDING NOW OPEN FOR REGIONAL SCHOOLS

Victorian schools can now apply to receive a funding boost to build all-access play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities and additional needs thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the next round of the Inclusive Schools Fund was now open, to help…

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PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE WITH WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICES

More Victorians will be trained in preventing family violence with new funding to teach people how to call out sexism and create gender equality policies in schools, health services, councils and workplaces. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced $1.2 million to support 12 women’s health services across the state. As a…

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FUNDING BOOSTS LOCAL SPORT CLUBS IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

It will now be easier for Victorians living in Northern Victoria to get active thanks to local sporting clubs sharing in over $750,000 in funding from VicHealth. Clubs funded in the Mildura electorate include: Hopetoun Bowls Club – $2,700 Manangatang and District Bowling Club – $3,000 Mildura Calisthenics – $10,000 North Central Hockey Association – $2,930…

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HELPING TO CELEBRATE VICTORIAN CHILDREN

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local communities in regional Victoria to host fun and free educational activities and events as part of this year’s Children’s Week celebrations. Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp today invited not-for-profit organisations and local councils in Northern Victoria to apply for grants to host a range of activities…

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS FLOCK TO THE MURRAY

Victorian tourism is breaking records, bolstered by unprecedented growth in international visitors drawn to country and regional areas. Tourism Research Australia reported that in the year to March, Victoria welcomed 3.1 million international tourists – up 5 per cent on the previous year. The rise in regional Victoria was even more pronounced at more than…

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A BOOST FOR CREATIVITY IN SHEPPARTON

Riverlinks will further connect and inspire audiences with support from the Andrews Labor Government for an artistic program designed to reflect and enhance local talent. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp today congratulated the artists from around Shepparton, who in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria and Riverlinks have received a $40,000 grant to develop and…

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