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More Teachers And New Literacy And Numeracy Standards

Hundreds of new expert teachers will help lift Victorian students’ literacy and numeracy standards, as part of the biggest overhaul of the VCE and VCAL in decades. The Andrews Labor Government will introduce new literacy and numeracy standards that will be reported as part of..

Expanding Mandatory Reporting To Better Protect Kids

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring the safety and protection of children comes first by expanding the list of mandatory reporters. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced the gazettal of additional groups to expand the list of professionals who will be mandated..

Liberals’ Plan To Cut Family Violence Services

family violence services if they win the next election, putting women and children at risk. A recent media report states: Prevention of family violence spokeswoman Georgie Crozier said the opposition would consider the recommendations’ “financial impost” and whether “there are efficiencies that can be realised”……

Delivering Safer Roads With New Technology For Police

New police technology will help get dangerous drivers and unregistered vehicles off our roads even faster, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced that Motorola Solutions is the successful tenderer for new Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology that will..

Casey Fields Nets $5 Million For New Facilities

Soccer players in Casey are getting a major boost thanks to $5 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport John Eren and Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera today announced four football pitches and a new female friendly pavilion will be developed..

Delivering More Skills And Training For Casey Students

Students from 21 secondary schools in Casey will now have access to the latest technology and industry linked learning programs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today joined Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan and Narre Warren South Judith..

New Specialist Police Vehicles

New specialist police vehicles will hit the road to help crack down on public order incidents, boosting police capacity to rapidly respond to hostile and violent crowds and riotous incidents. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Acting Superintendent Greg Barras to unveil four new..

More Public Sector Jobs For People With Disability

More Victorians living with disability will be supported to create a meaningful career in the public sector, as part of the state’s first disability employment action plan launched today. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said the Getting to work action plan was..

New Campaign To Help Victorians Cut Plastic Pollution

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to encourage Victorians to use reusable shopping bags, ahead of a 2019 ban on lightweight, single-use plastic bags. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Better Bag Habits campaign, to remind Victorians to remember their..

Delivering Stage Two Of The Monash Freeway Upgrade

More relief is on the way for drivers in the south east, with the Andrews Labor Government getting early works underway on the second stage of the Monash Freeway Upgrade. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan today to announce the start of..

New Skills And Jobs For 100 Building Industry Jobseekers

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure the construction industry has the skilled workforce to build the infrastructure Victorian’s need. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC) to announce $500,000 for the..

Investing In Victoria’s Youth Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is funding more projects that help young people live better, more connected lives. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced the organisations that have been selected to deliver five new Empower projects, while also presenting the inaugural YACVic Rural Youth..

New Trial To Help Combat Ice Addiction

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to fight the terrible harm caused by the drug ice with a Victorian first trial aimed at helping people with a methamphetamine addiction. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced a trial to test the effect of lisdexamfetamine..

Contract Awarded To Build A Better Hallam Road

Drivers are a step closer to a better Hallam Road with builder BMD Group winning the contract to build the Andrews Labor Government’s major upgrade of the key arterial road. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan said the 1.2km upgrade will reduce congestion and improve safety..

Matthew Guy And The Liberals Undermine Nurses And Patients

Matthew Guy and the Liberals have once again let down Victorian nurses and patients by blocking moves that would enshrine in law better care for sick and injured Victorians. For too long nurses and midwives were forced to trade away their own pay and conditions..


Crime has fallen again in our local area following the Andrew Labor Government’s record community safety investment. Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP today welcomed the latest statistics from the independent Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) but also said more work needs to be done..

Tulliallan Primary School leads on sustainability

The Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP has congratulated Tulliallan Primary School for reducing its environmental impact through the Victorian Government’s ResourceSmart Schools program. Over the past three years participating schools have saved an estimated $12 million through energy, waste and water savings. ResourceSmart Schools..


A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will make it easier for commuters to find a car park, building over 11,000 new spaces at stations across the state. The $150 million Car Parks for Commuters Fund will see new carparks being built at some of our busiest..