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Mernda Trains Return After 60 Years

Passenger trains will return to Mernda for the first time in almost 60 years from Sunday 26 August, with the South Morang line to become the new Mernda line.

Boosting Self-Determination In Preston

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination – lifting the first mortgage on the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Cooperative Ltd (VACCA) in Preston.

Rough Sleeping Decreases In City Of Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government’s investment in homelessness and housing is having a positive impact - but there is more work to do, according to new data from a count of rough sleepers in inner Melbourne.

Let’s Count!

The knowledge and skills that children develop in the early years are crucial for later in life.

5 Million Breakfasts Served Up To School Kids

The Andrews Labor Government’s School Breakfast Clubs have served five million meals to students across Victoria, ensuring they start their school day on a full stomach, ready to learn.

Test Train On Track To Mernda Next Month

A train will arrive in Mernda for the first time in nearly 60 years next month thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, with the first test train on track in preparation for passenger trains running later this year.

Funding Boost To Give Every Child Every Chance

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian schools extra resources to support students with disabilities and ensure every child, no matter their background or circumstance, gets a great education.

Respect Victoria, Call It Out

Victoria’s first ever dedicated family violence prevention agency will be enshrined in law as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s efforts to end family violence.

Helping Families Find The Best Care When Their Kids Are Sick

The Victorian-first RCH Emergency Department Status Tool rates current activity from normal to very busy or extremely busy using an easy to understand colour code – helping parents decide whether to head to a local emergency department or a GP.

Free Books For Every Prep Student

Every Prep student in government schools will get free books as part of an ambitious strategy by the Andrews Labor Government to lift literacy and numeracy outcomes.