Wheels In Motion For Northern Suburbs Trails

The Andrews Labor Government is helping seven Melbourne councils join forces and create an integrated network of off-road trails. Minister for Sport John Eren launched the Northern Regional Trails Strategy, which was made possible by a $50,000 Labor Government grant. Melbourne’s northern suburbs are home to some..

Ambulance boost delivers better care for the north

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver two new, state-of-the-art ambulance stations in Melbourne’s north to give our paramedics the safe and modern facilities they need to save lives. Acting Premier James Merlino today joined Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy and Member for Pascoe Vale..


Victoria’s supported playgroups will be more inclusive to families from diverse cultural backgrounds, as the  Andrews Labor Government called for applications for grants to employ bicultural workers. Visiting a Darebin supported playgroup at Reservoir Primary School today,  Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos, joined..


The Andrews Labor Government is delivering for thousands of students and staff at Victoria’s major universities who are returning for the new semester with improved bus services to and from their campuses. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that Melbourne, Monash, Deakin and..

2015 Key Achievements

A lot has happened in 2015. Check out some of Jenny’s key achievements as the Victorian Minister for Families and Children and Minister for Youth Affairs. Child Protection, Family Services & Out of Home Care $257 million in new funding for child protection and family..

Pilot Programs To Give Women More Maternity Choices

New programs enabling private midwives to provide birthing services in public hospitals will commence next year, giving Victorian women more choices when it comes to their maternity care. As promised prior to the election, two pilot sites – at Monash Health and at Northern Health..

The Education State Launch

On 9 June 2015, Jenny, joined Premier Daniel Andrews, the Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Training & Skills, Steve Herbert at the State Library to launcha two-month consultation into Victoria’s education system that will seek the views of students, parents, carers, teachers,..

Standing up for jobs in Melbourne’s North

The Melbourne’s North Innovation and Investment Fund specifically provides $10.5 million in additional funds for Melbourne’s North to support job creation projects locally. This is a specific investment in local families in the Northern Metropolitan region who have experienced hardship and are recovering from the..

Jobs for the Future

The Andrews Labor Government is building the projects our state needs to get people home to their families safer and sooner, and keep Victoria number one. The Back to Work Scheme will help to create 100,000 jobs. It offers relief to companies who hire unemployed..

Building Melbourne Metro Rail

During the past four years, public transport infrastructure was treated as a second calls priority and public transport users as second class citizens. The first Andrews Government budget gets the Melbourne Metro Rail project underway. Melbourne Metro Rail is a nine kilometre rail tunnel that..

Family Violence is a national emergency

Family violence is a national emergency. Family violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and injury among Australian women under the age of 45. That is why the Andrews Labor Government is taking action now and leading the nation in addressing the scourge of..

Gum Nut Preschool gets a new kinder room

On 17 April 2015, Jenny joined Member for Northcote, Fiona Richardson, for the opening of a new kindergarten room at the Gum Nut Preschool and Child Care Centre in Alphington.

Greek National Day

On Sunday 29 March, Jenny was joined by the Premier, Daniel Andrews and the Federal Member for Batman, David Feeney and other state and federal members of Parliament at the Greek National Day March, held annually at the Shrine of Remembrance. Our society’s diversity enriches..

National Playgroup Week Launch

On 17 March, Jenny launched National Playgroup Week at the Melbourne Museum with a $50,000 investment to support new community playgroups. The funding will enable new playgroups across Victoria to apply for seed funding so they can get established and buy play equipment and books…

Galada Community Centre Opening

On 13 March 2015, Jenny was joined by local MP Bronwyn Halfpenny, Member for Thomastown, Nazih Elasmar, Member for Northern Metropolitan Region and City of Whittlesea Mayor Ricky Kirkham and Whittlesea Councilors to open the Galada Community Centre in the heart of Epping’s Aurora Estate. ..

Opening of New PRACE Site in Reservoir

On Friday 13 March 2015, Jenny was pleased to be part of the official opening of the new Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education (PRACE) site in Spring St Reservoir. PRACE is a not-for-profit organisation that is regarded as a key English as a second language, literacy and numeracy..

Newbury Child and Community Centre in Craigieburn

On 11 March 2015, Jenny was joined by the State Member for Yuroke, Ros Spence, Federal Member for McEwen, Rob Mitchell and Hume City Council Mayor, Adem Atmaca, to open the Newbury Child and Community Centre in Craigieburn. The new $6.91 million centre will provide..

Start of 2015 Kindergarten Year

On Monday 2 February 2015, Jenny visited the Annie Dennis Children’s Centre in Northcote for the first day of the 2015 kindergarten year.  Jenny is pictured here with twins Imogen, Jasper, Joseph and Henry.