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LABOR KICKS IN TO BOOST GRASSROOTS SOCCER IN CRANBOURNE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local soccer clubs improve their facilities and encourage more locals in Cranbourne to play the world game. To ensure the world game continues to grow at the grassroots level, the Labor Government has announced a $2.5 million World Game..

New Laws To Protect Minors From Alcohol Harm

The Andrews Labor Government will ban alcohol advertising within 150 metres of all Victorian schools, as part of new measures to protect children, support consumers and reduce red tape. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced the restriction as part of major..

Real Madrid World Of Football To Kick Off In Melbourne

Victorians will be the first to see a new exhibition celebrating one of the world’s greatest football clubs, Real Madrid, when it makes its world debut in Melbourne in June. Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Nazário has arrived in Melbourne to promote the new exhibition, which..

Furthering Behavioural Change To Keep Families Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting victims of family violence by boosting programs that encourage perpetrators to change their attitudes and behaviour. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced the release of a new and enhanced men’s behaviour change program model, alongside more..

Headspace On Board For Schools Anti-Bullying Package

Australia’s leading youth mental health organisation, headspace, will deliver new targeted mental health programs for Victorian government schools as part of a new partnership with the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced headspace will deliver the $4.48 million mental health components..

Work To Start On Monash Stage Two This Year

The Andrews Labor Government will fast track early works on a massive new $711 million Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2, which will add 36 kilometres of new lanes to the Monash Freeway. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan today announced that the..

Better Facilities To Treat Mental Health And Addiction

Mental health and alcohol and other drug facilities across the state will get a facelift thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Applications are open for the Labor Government’s Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Facilities Renewal Grants. The grants are drawn..

Encouraging More Girls To Take On The Guiding Adventure

More girls from regional areas, culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds will be encouraged to become girl guides thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced Girl Guides Victoria will receive $1 million over the next four years to establish..

A Year On, Homes For Victorians Is Making Things Fair

Thousands of Victorians now have the comfort and security of a new home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s ground-breaking Homes for Victorians initiative. A year after its launch, more than 14,000 first home buyers have benefited from stamp duty exemptions and concessions, while more..

New Push To Boost Female Leadership In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government will help more women gain leadership positions in sport, thanks to a new scholarship program. To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Labor Government has announced $220,000 towards the Change Our Game Scholarship Program, providing a new pathway to senior roles for..

Victims Of Crime Sought For Consultative Committee

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for expressions of interest from Victorians who have been victims of crime to serve as representatives on the Victims of Crime Consultative Committee. The Labor Government is seeking to appoint seven new community representatives who have experience in dealing..

New School Sites To Build The Schools Of The Future

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with building the new schools Victorian families need, with a new package to buy land for more than a dozen new schools across Melbourne’s fastest growing areas. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino today visited..

Grants available to stamp out graffiti in CASEY

The Cranbourne community is being urged to work with the City of Casey to apply for a community-based grant to combat local graffiti hotspots. Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera MP said today that the latest round of Graffiti Prevention Grants have opened and that funding..

Keeping Children Safe Through Vital Information Sharing

The Andrews Labor Government is helping ensure no child falls between the cracks by allowing health, education and family services to share information of those in their care. Late last night, legislation passed the Victorian Parliament that will create the most streamlined information sharing system..

Working With Councils To Stop Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with councils to promote gender equality to stop the scourge of family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins joined Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz, women mayors, CEOs and local government advocacy groups today to..

New Push To Boost Female Leadership In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government will help more women gain leadership positions in sport, thanks to a new scholarship program. To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Labor Government has announced $220,000 towards the Change Our Game Scholarship Program, providing a new pathway to senior roles for..

Victoria’s Growing Economy Forges Ahead

Victoria’s economy continues to thrive with strong annual growth in state final demand (SFD), driven by the Andrews Labor Government’s unprecedented infrastructure investment. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) National Accounts released today show SDF grew by 4.4 per cent over the year to December..

Guardianship Laws Overhauled

The Andrews Labor Government introduced new laws this week to better protect the rights of adults with disability to make and participate in decisions that affect their lives. The Guardianship and Administration Bill 2018 will replace outdated laws from 1986 to define decision-making capacity, including..