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Education, Tourism And Jobs As Premier Visits India

Tourism, international education, business and investment opportunities are on the agenda this week as Premier Daniel Andrews makes his first official visit to India. Mr Andrews will visit Delhi and Bengaluru during his three-day tour of one of Victoria’s most valued trade partners and tourist markets. India is home to the third largest and fastest growing economy in the world, and boasts a population of more than 1.3 billion people and 400 million millennials. Mr Andrews will use his visit to sell Victoria’s strengths as a world-class destination for international education and tourism, and as a welcoming and innovative business and trade partner. He will launch Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future, which sets a blueprint for doubling the value of Victoria’s trade ties with India to almost $1 billion over the next decade. Mr Andrews will also host a panel event at the Raisina Dialogue – India’s flagship annual conference on geo-politics and geo-economics – with other state and world leaders, and will meet with a range of Indian Government representatives. India is Victoria’s fifth most lucrative offshore tourist market. In the 12 months ending September 2017, more than 135,000 people from India visited Victoria, staying a combined five million nights and spending $373 million at Victorian businesses. There are more than 38,500 students from India enrolled at Victoria’s universities and leading education providers. In total, the international education sector contributes more than $5 billion to the state’s economy and provides jobs for 30,000 Victorians. Our two nations share a mutual love of cricket and have a fierce rivalry on the pitch. Mr Andrews will announce a new initiative aimed at celebrating India’s contribution at Victoria’s annual Boxing Day Test at the MCG. Victoria is home to thriving Hindu and Sikh communities, and Mr Andrews will honour their rich cultures by visiting the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple in Delhi and the Halasuru Someshwara Hindu Temple in Bengaluru. With more than 209,000 Victorians of Indian ancestry, Victoria boasts the highest Indian population in Australia. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “Every year Victoria welcomes more students, more visitors and more businesses from India, but our relationship is about more than just numbers. It’s about strong friendships and shared contributions.” “India makes an enormous contribution to Victoria. Demonstrating our strengths and opportunities to the people of India is great for our economy and great for jobs.” “Victoria is proudly home to more Indian people than any other Australian state, and I’m honoured to pay homage to their home country and their culture.”

Education, Tourism And Jobs As Premier Visits India

Tourism, international education, business and investment opportunities are on the agenda this week as Premier Daniel Andrews makes his first official visit to India. Mr Andrews will visit Delhi and Bengaluru during his three-day tour of one of Victoria’s most valued trade partners and tourist markets. India is home to the third largest and fastest growing economy in the world, and boasts a population of more than 1.3 billion people and 400 million millennials. Mr Andrews will use his visit to sell Victoria’s strengths as a world-class destination for international education and tourism, and as a welcoming and innovative business and trade partner. He will launch Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future, which sets a blueprint for doubling the value of Victoria’s trade ties with India to almost $1 billion over the next decade. Mr Andrews will also host a panel event at the Raisina Dialogue – India’s flagship annual conference on geo-politics and geo-economics – with other state and world leaders, and will meet with a range of Indian Government representatives. India is Victoria’s fifth most lucrative offshore tourist market. In the 12 months ending September 2017, more than 135,000 people from India visited Victoria, staying a combined five million nights and spending $373 million at Victorian businesses. There are more than 38,500 students from India enrolled at Victoria’s universities and leading education providers. In total, the international education sector contributes more than $5 billion to the state’s economy and provides jobs for 30,000 Victorians. Our two nations share a mutual love of cricket and have a fierce rivalry on the pitch. Mr Andrews will announce a new initiative aimed at celebrating India’s contribution at Victoria’s annual Boxing Day Test at the MCG. Victoria is home to thriving Hindu and Sikh communities, and Mr Andrews will honour their rich cultures by visiting the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple in Delhi and the Halasuru Someshwara Hindu Temple in Bengaluru. With more than 209,000 Victorians of Indian ancestry, Victoria boasts the highest Indian population in Australia. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “Every year Victoria welcomes more students, more visitors and more businesses from India, but our relationship is about more than just numbers. It’s about strong friendships and shared contributions.” “India makes an enormous contribution to Victoria. Demonstrating our strengths and opportunities to the people of India is great for our economy and great for jobs.” “Victoria is proudly home to more Indian people than any other Australian state, and I’m honoured to pay homage to their home country and their culture.”

Australian Open Bigger And Better Than Ever

The world’s attention will once again shift to Melbourne this week as the 2018 Australian Open kicks off. Minister for Sport John Eren today joined tournament officials, ball kids and tennis champions, including former World number one Billy Jean King, to officially launch the event. This year the Open will be bigger and better than ever, with more activities and new facilities for the whole family. More entertainers will be performing, including Australia’s own Daryl Braithwaite, Meg Mac and Client Liaison. There’s also a new and improved children’s zone – four times bigger than last year. Between games, tennis fans can visit the Rockpool Dining and Nobu pop-up restaurants, or any of the new eateries in the revamped Rod Laver Arena. Getting to and from the Open this year will be easier and safer than ever with the free tram zone extended to stops on either side of Melbourne Park. The Andrews Labor Government is also deploying around 30 Protective Services Officers to patrol those tram stops and nearby train stations. The Open takes place from 15 to 28 January and is the largest annual sporting event in the southern hemisphere. Last year more than 728,000 fans poured through the gates – a new record – and even bigger numbers are expected this year. The television and online audience has climbed to almost a billion people, giving the world’s most liveable city unrivalled coverage. Every year the Open creates more than 1000 jobs, injecting more than $280 million into the Victorian economy. For more information visit ausopen.com Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren “Hosting the Open is part of what makes Victoria the sporting and major events capital of Australia, and we’re making sure it stays that way.” “We’re investing in our sporting infrastructure, including the third stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment, so Melbourne can continue to shine on the world stage.” “This year’s event is bigger and better than ever. That’s a win for Victorian jobs and for the Victorian economy.”

Australian Open Bigger And Better Than Ever

The world’s attention will once again shift to Melbourne this week as the 2018 Australian Open kicks off. Minister for Sport John Eren today joined tournament officials, ball kids and tennis champions, including former World number one Billy Jean King, to officially launch the event. This year the Open will be bigger and better than ever, with more activities and new facilities for the whole family. More entertainers will be performing, including Australia’s own Daryl Braithwaite, Meg Mac and Client Liaison. There’s also a new and improved children’s zone – four times bigger than last year. Between games, tennis fans can visit the Rockpool Dining and Nobu pop-up restaurants, or any of the new eateries in the revamped Rod Laver Arena. Getting to and from the Open this year will be easier and safer than ever with the free tram zone extended to stops on either side of Melbourne Park. The Andrews Labor Government is also deploying around 30 Protective Services Officers to patrol those tram stops and nearby train stations. The Open takes place from 15 to 28 January and is the largest annual sporting event in the southern hemisphere. Last year more than 728,000 fans poured through the gates – a new record – and even bigger numbers are expected this year. The television and online audience has climbed to almost a billion people, giving the world’s most liveable city unrivalled coverage. Every year the Open creates more than 1000 jobs, injecting more than $280 million into the Victorian economy. For more information visit ausopen.com Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren “Hosting the Open is part of what makes Victoria the sporting and major events capital of Australia, and we’re making sure it stays that way.” “We’re investing in our sporting infrastructure, including the third stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment, so Melbourne can continue to shine on the world stage.” “This year’s event is bigger and better than ever. That’s a win for Victorian jobs and for the Victorian economy.”

HITTING SIXES FOR CRANBOURNE CRICKETERS

Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Lawson Poole Reserve Cricket Oval, with the announcement of funding through the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund – Cricket Facilities. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today announced $100,000 funding to upgrade facilities at Lawson Poole Reserve Cricket Oval. The ground is the home of the Cranbourne Meadows Cricket Club and the funding will enable Casey City Council to go ahead with the Cricket Oval Surface and Irrigation Upgrade. The project is one of 25 across the state in this round of funding. The projects are part of a four-year initiative by the Andrews Labor Government, Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia to improve cricket participation opportunities for all Victorians. Funding of up to $100,000 is available to local councils or organisations for development of new facilities – or the upgrade of existing cricket facilities – at clubs around the state. Works can include upgrading change rooms, developing training facilities such as cricket nets, improving access for players and visitors, and ground surface/draining improvements. Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera MP “Victoria is the fastest growth state for cricket, and we’re getting on with the job of creating better facilities for our next generation of international superstars.” “This funding will inspire even more Cranbourne boys, girls, men and women to sign up for the mighty Cranbourne Meadows Cricket Club and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.” Quotes attributable to Tony Dodemaide, Chief Executive Officer, Cricket Victoria “Cricket has a big summer ahead, and a big future as a sport rapidly growing in participation – we’re pleased to be working closely with the Victorian Government to grow our wonderful game and get more people on the pitch.

HITTING SIXES FOR CRANBOURNE CRICKETERS

Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Lawson Poole Reserve Cricket Oval, with the announcement of funding through the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund – Cricket Facilities. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today announced $100,000 funding to upgrade facilities at Lawson Poole Reserve Cricket Oval. The ground is the home of the Cranbourne Meadows Cricket Club and the funding will enable Casey City Council to go ahead with the Cricket Oval Surface and Irrigation Upgrade. The project is one of 25 across the state in this round of funding. The projects are part of a four-year initiative by the Andrews Labor Government, Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia to improve cricket participation opportunities for all Victorians. Funding of up to $100,000 is available to local councils or organisations for development of new facilities – or the upgrade of existing cricket facilities – at clubs around the state. Works can include upgrading change rooms, developing training facilities such as cricket nets, improving access for players and visitors, and ground surface/draining improvements. Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera MP “Victoria is the fastest growth state for cricket, and we’re getting on with the job of creating better facilities for our next generation of international superstars.” “This funding will inspire even more Cranbourne boys, girls, men and women to sign up for the mighty Cranbourne Meadows Cricket Club and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.” Quotes attributable to Tony Dodemaide, Chief Executive Officer, Cricket Victoria “Cricket has a big summer ahead, and a big future as a sport rapidly growing in participation – we’re pleased to be working closely with the Victorian Government to grow our wonderful game and get more people on the pitch.

Upgrades For Melbourne’s Historic Train Stations

Passengers are set to benefit from better facilities as Melbourne’s iconic stations receive much needed accessibility, safety and security upgrades. Acting Premier James Merlino today joined Acting Public Transport Minister Luke Donnellan at Flinders Street Station to inspect work on a new direct entrance to Platform 10 as part of the State Government’s $100 million redevelopment of the iconic station. Construction started last week on the new entrance, which will provide direct access from Southbank’s Riverside Walk to Platform 10 and ease congestion through the Elizabeth Street subway. The new entrance will provide another fully-accessible entry to the station that will open in April, meaning Flinders Street Station will continue to meet the needs of all passengers. The first stage of construction on the Jewell Station Precinct development will also begin this week, which will see better access for passengers, increased bike parking and an upgrade to the Upfield bike path within the precinct. To enable works to take place, on Thursday 18 January the station's commuter car park will permanently close and the Upfield shared user path will be diverted through the precinct. The Andrews Labor Government is also investing $134 million in much needed upgrades to safety and security for the 32-year-old City Loop. As part of this, the Labor Government has awarded a $70 million contract to engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson Ltd to deliver significant improvements to fire safety systems within the three City Loop stations. The improvements include new platform smoke extraction systems, upgraded station sprinklers and better passenger information in the event of a fire. A new alarm system will improve reliability and reduce delays for passengers in the City Loop through an additional 240 CCTV cameras and immediate notifications to train operators in the event of a trespasser on the tracks to keep passengers safe and trains running. Works on the alarm system have already begun with the entire project set to be complete by the end of 2019. These upgrades are part of the Labor Government’s $30 billion program to boost capacity, reduce congestion and deliver the transport network Victorians expect and deserve. Quotes attributable to Acting Premier James Merlino “We’re getting things done – building the metro tunnel, removing level crossings and investing in vital infrastructure upgrades across the city to get people home safer and sooner, every day.” “Flinders Street is the heart of our train system and the heart of our city – we’re restoring it and making it more accessible, safe and user friendly for passengers.” Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Public Transport Luke Donnellan “More than 111,000 people use Melbourne’s City Loop each day – these vital upgrades will continue to keep them safe and ensure they have a reliable journey.” "The transformation of Jewell station means the historic station building will provide new shops, services and community spaces for everyone to enjoy."

Upgrades For Melbourne’s Historic Train Stations

Passengers are set to benefit from better facilities as Melbourne’s iconic stations receive much needed accessibility, safety and security upgrades. Acting Premier James Merlino today joined Acting Public Transport Minister Luke Donnellan at Flinders Street Station to inspect work on a new direct entrance to Platform 10 as part of the State Government’s $100 million redevelopment of the iconic station. Construction started last week on the new entrance, which will provide direct access from Southbank’s Riverside Walk to Platform 10 and ease congestion through the Elizabeth Street subway. The new entrance will provide another fully-accessible entry to the station that will open in April, meaning Flinders Street Station will continue to meet the needs of all passengers. The first stage of construction on the Jewell Station Precinct development will also begin this week, which will see better access for passengers, increased bike parking and an upgrade to the Upfield bike path within the precinct. To enable works to take place, on Thursday 18 January the station's commuter car park will permanently close and the Upfield shared user path will be diverted through the precinct. The Andrews Labor Government is also investing $134 million in much needed upgrades to safety and security for the 32-year-old City Loop. As part of this, the Labor Government has awarded a $70 million contract to engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson Ltd to deliver significant improvements to fire safety systems within the three City Loop stations. The improvements include new platform smoke extraction systems, upgraded station sprinklers and better passenger information in the event of a fire. A new alarm system will improve reliability and reduce delays for passengers in the City Loop through an additional 240 CCTV cameras and immediate notifications to train operators in the event of a trespasser on the tracks to keep passengers safe and trains running. Works on the alarm system have already begun with the entire project set to be complete by the end of 2019. These upgrades are part of the Labor Government’s $30 billion program to boost capacity, reduce congestion and deliver the transport network Victorians expect and deserve. Quotes attributable to Acting Premier James Merlino “We’re getting things done – building the metro tunnel, removing level crossings and investing in vital infrastructure upgrades across the city to get people home safer and sooner, every day.” “Flinders Street is the heart of our train system and the heart of our city – we’re restoring it and making it more accessible, safe and user friendly for passengers.” Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Public Transport Luke Donnellan “More than 111,000 people use Melbourne’s City Loop each day – these vital upgrades will continue to keep them safe and ensure they have a reliable journey.” "The transformation of Jewell station means the historic station building will provide new shops, services and community spaces for everyone to enjoy."

 

Victoria’s India Strategy: Doubling Trade And Creating Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to double the value of Victoria’s annual goods exports to India to almost $1 billion over the next decade. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future ahead of his first official visit to India this week. The strategy is an ambitious blueprint aimed at growing exports to India, attracting more international students to enrol at our world-leading education providers and encouraging more people from India to experience for themselves the best of everything a visit to Victoria can offer. India’s population is more than 1.3 billion people and the nation’s economy is the third-largest and fastest growing on earth – so it’s crucial for Victorian jobs and the economy that we make the most of the opportunities a close bond with India creates. The strategy will create jobs and grow the Victorian economy by: Doubling the value of goods exports – such as food and manufacturing goods – to India from a five-year annual average of $500 million to almost $1 billion by 2027 Increasing the number of Indian postgraduate research students in Victoria by 25 per cent Doubling the number of Victorian businesses engaged in India from 150 to 300 Nearly tripling the expenditure by Indian visitors to Victoria to $885 million. Victoria’s world-renowned expertise in fields such as health, sport, tourism and education combined with India’s appetite to innovate and grow presents enormous opportunities for Victorian businesses and industries. Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future is the result of hundreds of hours of consultation with more than 200 partners, including senior representatives from community organisations, business, government and academic groups within the Australian Indian community. Mr Andrews will travel to India on Monday, where he will showcase Victoria’s strengths as a world-class destination for international education, tourism, sports, culture and innovation. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “This blueprint is all about expanding our footprint in one of the world’s leading economies, which will boost Victorian businesses and create jobs for locals. We have a plan and we’re getting it done.” “Our tourism, international education, sport and cultural and innovation offerings are the envy of the world. We want India to experience for themselves the best of everything Victoria produces.” “We’ve worked closely with leaders and industry experts from the Australian Indian community on ways we can make our state’s bond with India even stronger.”

Victoria’s India Strategy: Doubling Trade And Creating Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to double the value of Victoria’s annual goods exports to India to almost $1 billion over the next decade. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future ahead of his first official visit to India this week. The strategy is an ambitious blueprint aimed at growing exports to India, attracting more international students to enrol at our world-leading education providers and encouraging more people from India to experience for themselves the best of everything a visit to Victoria can offer. India’s population is more than 1.3 billion people and the nation’s economy is the third-largest and fastest growing on earth – so it’s crucial for Victorian jobs and the economy that we make the most of the opportunities a close bond with India creates. The strategy will create jobs and grow the Victorian economy by: Doubling the value of goods exports – such as food and manufacturing goods – to India from a five-year annual average of $500 million to almost $1 billion by 2027 Increasing the number of Indian postgraduate research students in Victoria by 25 per cent Doubling the number of Victorian businesses engaged in India from 150 to 300 Nearly tripling the expenditure by Indian visitors to Victoria to $885 million. Victoria’s world-renowned expertise in fields such as health, sport, tourism and education combined with India’s appetite to innovate and grow presents enormous opportunities for Victorian businesses and industries. Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future is the result of hundreds of hours of consultation with more than 200 partners, including senior representatives from community organisations, business, government and academic groups within the Australian Indian community. Mr Andrews will travel to India on Monday, where he will showcase Victoria’s strengths as a world-class destination for international education, tourism, sports, culture and innovation. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “This blueprint is all about expanding our footprint in one of the world’s leading economies, which will boost Victorian businesses and create jobs for locals. We have a plan and we’re getting it done.” “Our tourism, international education, sport and cultural and innovation offerings are the envy of the world. We want India to experience for themselves the best of everything Victoria produces.” “We’ve worked closely with leaders and industry experts from the Australian Indian community on ways we can make our state’s bond with India even stronger.”

Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness

The Andrews Labor Government is working to break the cycle of homelessness by intervening early, getting rough sleepers housed quickly and strengthening support services to keep vulnerable people off the streets. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today visited Ozanam House in North Melbourne to announce more than $45 million in initiatives as part of the Labor Government’s new Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan. The Plan builds on a commitment to grow Victoria’s social housing supply, ensure better collaboration between agencies and improve support services for vulnerable Victorians. It was informed by former Brotherhood of St Laurence Executive Director Tony Nicholson, working closely with frontline agencies. The Plan also reflects the work of the Rough Sleeping Taskforce – chaired by Melbourne Health’s Dr Ruth Vine. Mr Nicholson's work spoke to a range of issues including the need for a response that is tailored to each individual to help them maintain a roof over their head. In response, the Government will spend $19 million to establish assertive outreach teams in areas of greatest need across the state – including Melbourne CBD, Dandenong, Frankston, Maroondah, Warrnambool, Ballarat, Geelong, Bendigo, and Swan Hill. These workers will actively seek out and engage with people experiencing homelessness and connect them with emergency accommodation, health services and ongoing support. Other initiatives include: A further $9 million to help develop six supportive housing teams to tackle chronic homelessness and deliver individual support to vulnerable people once they are housed. An additional $4.5m for therapeutic services in major inner city crisis accommodation centres to improve health, wellbeing and housing outcomes. $13 million for an additional 106 accommodation units and onsite support, expanding on the success of the Towards Home program and other rapid housing initiatives. This latest funding announcement comes as the Government invests $799 million into housing and homelessness – in addition to $2.1 billion in financial backing for social housing. To access the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/towards-home Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing Martin Foley “We want to break the cycle of homelessness in Victoria – that means intervening early and connecting rough sleepers with the services they need to turn their lives around.” “Through our investments in assertive outreach teams and additional rapid housing, we will give vulnerable Victorians a pathway out of homelessness.” “Malcolm Turnbull has walked away from a joint responsibility to tackle growing homelessness – choosing instead to slash vital funding and services.”

Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness

The Andrews Labor Government is working to break the cycle of homelessness by intervening early, getting rough sleepers housed quickly and strengthening support services to keep vulnerable people off the streets. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today visited Ozanam House in North Melbourne to announce more than $45 million in initiatives as part of the Labor Government’s new Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan. The Plan builds on a commitment to grow Victoria’s social housing supply, ensure better collaboration between agencies and improve support services for vulnerable Victorians. It was informed by former Brotherhood of St Laurence Executive Director Tony Nicholson, working closely with frontline agencies. The Plan also reflects the work of the Rough Sleeping Taskforce – chaired by Melbourne Health’s Dr Ruth Vine. Mr Nicholson's work spoke to a range of issues including the need for a response that is tailored to each individual to help them maintain a roof over their head. In response, the Government will spend $19 million to establish assertive outreach teams in areas of greatest need across the state – including Melbourne CBD, Dandenong, Frankston, Maroondah, Warrnambool, Ballarat, Geelong, Bendigo, and Swan Hill. These workers will actively seek out and engage with people experiencing homelessness and connect them with emergency accommodation, health services and ongoing support. Other initiatives include: A further $9 million to help develop six supportive housing teams to tackle chronic homelessness and deliver individual support to vulnerable people once they are housed. An additional $4.5m for therapeutic services in major inner city crisis accommodation centres to improve health, wellbeing and housing outcomes. $13 million for an additional 106 accommodation units and onsite support, expanding on the success of the Towards Home program and other rapid housing initiatives. This latest funding announcement comes as the Government invests $799 million into housing and homelessness – in addition to $2.1 billion in financial backing for social housing. To access the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/towards-home Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing Martin Foley “We want to break the cycle of homelessness in Victoria – that means intervening early and connecting rough sleepers with the services they need to turn their lives around.” “Through our investments in assertive outreach teams and additional rapid housing, we will give vulnerable Victorians a pathway out of homelessness.” “Malcolm Turnbull has walked away from a joint responsibility to tackle growing homelessness – choosing instead to slash vital funding and services.”

$7 Million Research Boost To Fight Cancer

Leading Victorian researchers will share in $7 million of grants to continue the fight against cancer, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced the 14 successful recipients to be supported through the latest Victorian Cancer Agency funding round. Researchers from Victoria’s world-leading cancer research centres will work to improve outcomes for patients by investigating a range of cancers, such as blood, breast, bowel, lung, neuroendocrine, prostate, pancreatic, skin and malignant rhabdoid tumours - one of the most aggressive and lethal cancers in children. These grants include the inaugural Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program, awarded to investigate therapy-resistant prostate cancers to develop new treatments for patients at risk. The program began following former US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to open the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in 2017. Part of this research will be conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, which furthers our international collaboration following the Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 2016 between the USA’s National Cancer Institute and the Labor Government. Since being established by the former Labor Government in 2006, the Victorian Cancer Agency has now invested almost $188 million into translational cancer research. Cancer causes the greatest health burden in Australia. In 2015, cancer caused the death of over 10,000 Victorians, whilst one in three men and one in four women will be diagnosed with cancer by age 75. Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Health Martin Foley “We’re proud to be helping more Victorians touched by cancer to get the care and treatment they need, sooner.” “Investing in world-leading cancer research and clinical trials is the first step in the quest to one day find a cure – and we’re lucky to have so many dedicated and talented researchers working to save lives.”

$7 Million Research Boost To Fight Cancer

Leading Victorian researchers will share in $7 million of grants to continue the fight against cancer, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced the 14 successful recipients to be supported through the latest Victorian Cancer Agency funding round. Researchers from Victoria’s world-leading cancer research centres will work to improve outcomes for patients by investigating a range of cancers, such as blood, breast, bowel, lung, neuroendocrine, prostate, pancreatic, skin and malignant rhabdoid tumours - one of the most aggressive and lethal cancers in children. These grants include the inaugural Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program, awarded to investigate therapy-resistant prostate cancers to develop new treatments for patients at risk. The program began following former US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to open the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in 2017. Part of this research will be conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, which furthers our international collaboration following the Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 2016 between the USA’s National Cancer Institute and the Labor Government. Since being established by the former Labor Government in 2006, the Victorian Cancer Agency has now invested almost $188 million into translational cancer research. Cancer causes the greatest health burden in Australia. In 2015, cancer caused the death of over 10,000 Victorians, whilst one in three men and one in four women will be diagnosed with cancer by age 75. Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Health Martin Foley “We’re proud to be helping more Victorians touched by cancer to get the care and treatment they need, sooner.” “Investing in world-leading cancer research and clinical trials is the first step in the quest to one day find a cure – and we’re lucky to have so many dedicated and talented researchers working to save lives.”

Keeping Our Childcare, Kinders Safe And Up To Scratch

The Andrews Labor Government has cracked down on more than 60 dodgy childcare providers over the past year for failing to provide the high quality education and care Victorian kids deserve. The crackdown has seen more than 1,200 investigations conducted into long day care, family day care, outside school hours care and kindergarten services in 2017. The investigations for alleged breaches of the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 resulted in: The cancellation of four, and suspension of one, service approvals The serving of 22 compliance notices regarding inadequate supervision, protecting children from harm and hazards, and misleading parents about service ratings Additional conditions being applied on 20 providers, including requiring staff to take further training and reducing the number of children allowed to enrol at a service Prohibition notices being issued to 16 people to stop them from working in education and care services Seventy-nine per cent of compliance actions involved family day care and long day care. Kindergartens were the subject of compliance orders only twice in 2017. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos urged parents to be better informed about the quality of education and care their children receive by accessing startingblocks.gov.au. In 2017, more than 3,200 visits were conducted, compared to just 1,974 in 2014. It includes almost a doubling of unannounced visits – from 1,260 in 2014 to 2,245 in 2017. Families who have concerns about their child's provider can report them on 1300 307 415. Enforcement actions are available at education.vic.gov.au/childhood. Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos “Quality education and care is what every young child deserves – we’re cracking down on those dodgy providers who fall short.” “The vast majority of our early childhood services do a fantastic job, but we want parents to rest assured action is taken if providers do the wrong thing.” "We've stepped up inspections by more than 60 per cent compared to the previous Government to ensure all Victorian kids are in a safe and caring early years service."

Keeping Our Childcare, Kinders Safe And Up To Scratch

The Andrews Labor Government has cracked down on more than 60 dodgy childcare providers over the past year for failing to provide the high quality education and care Victorian kids deserve. The crackdown has seen more than 1,200 investigations conducted into long day care, family day care, outside school hours care and kindergarten services in 2017. The investigations for alleged breaches of the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 resulted in: The cancellation of four, and suspension of one, service approvals The serving of 22 compliance notices regarding inadequate supervision, protecting children from harm and hazards, and misleading parents about service ratings Additional conditions being applied on 20 providers, including requiring staff to take further training and reducing the number of children allowed to enrol at a service Prohibition notices being issued to 16 people to stop them from working in education and care services Seventy-nine per cent of compliance actions involved family day care and long day care. Kindergartens were the subject of compliance orders only twice in 2017. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos urged parents to be better informed about the quality of education and care their children receive by accessing startingblocks.gov.au. In 2017, more than 3,200 visits were conducted, compared to just 1,974 in 2014. It includes almost a doubling of unannounced visits – from 1,260 in 2014 to 2,245 in 2017. Families who have concerns about their child's provider can report them on 1300 307 415. Enforcement actions are available at education.vic.gov.au/childhood. Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos “Quality education and care is what every young child deserves – we’re cracking down on those dodgy providers who fall short.” “The vast majority of our early childhood services do a fantastic job, but we want parents to rest assured action is taken if providers do the wrong thing.” "We've stepped up inspections by more than 60 per cent compared to the previous Government to ensure all Victorian kids are in a safe and caring early years service."