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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..


The booming new suburb of Clyde North will soon have a multipurpose sport and community hub, thanks to funding from the Andrews Government. Minister for Sport, John Eren today announced the government is investing $800,000 in the Selandra Active Open Space soccer and cricket facility..

Giving Students With A Disability A Fair Go To Find Work

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a ground-breaking disability employment program that’s helping young Victorians living with a disability get the skills they need to find a job. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Royal Children’s Hospital to announce a grant..


Kindergarten children in our local area will be among the first to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s Australian-first school readiness funding next year, helping them get the most out of kinder and ensuring they start school on track. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny..

Abbotts Road Crossing Gone For Good

Trains and vehicles have been successfully separated on Abbotts Road in Dandenong South, with the Andrews Labor Government removing yet another dangerous and congested level crossing The view from above will be a welcome one for the many train drivers who travel along the Cranbourne..

Supporting Students With Type 1 Diabetes At School

The Andrews Labor Government is helping students with type 1 diabetes get the most out of school, thanks to new innovative resources and training. Minister for Education James Merlino today released the new Diabetes Guidelines – Supporting Students with Type 1 Diabetes in Victorian Schools..

A Bigger And Better Firefighting Fleet For Victoria

Victoria’s biggest ever aerial firefighting fleet will take to the skies this summer, thanks to a $29.9 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced the new fleet today, which includes upgrades to the existing aircraft models, expanded waterbombing..

Workers Win Right To Portable Long Service Benefits

Workers in community services, security and contract cleaning now have access to portable long service benefits for the first time, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 has passed the Victorian Parliament, making long service benefits available to workers..

Boosting The Number Of Early Childhood Teachers

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than 400 scholarships to help more people pursue a rewarding career as an early childhood teacher. On Early Childhood Educator Day, Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos announced $8 million for students starting studies in 2019 to..

Mobile PSOs To Keep Commuters Safe On Trains

Victorians can look forward to seeing more Protective Services Officers (PSOs) across the public transport network with PSOs to start patrolling trains from today, as part of a key community safety commitment delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined a..