Parliament

Latrobe Valley Parenting Support

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house of the Andrews Labor government’s commitment to providing additional early parenting support to families in the Latrobe Valley. As part of a $9.9 million Supporting Families of the Latrobe Valley package, our government is providing parents with young..

Sexual Assault Support Services

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house of the important work the Andrews Labor government is doing for victim survivors of sexual assault, with more funding to provide more counselling sessions and crisis support. Recently I announced an additional $8.5 million over four years for..

Greece Wildfires

Member’s Statement I rise today to express my deepest condolences to the victims of the devastating and tragic wildfires that engulfed parts of Athens, Greece, these past few days. These wildfires are now thought to be some of the worst fires Greece has experienced in..

Kindergarten Funding

Minister’s Statement I rise to update the house on the continued record investment of the Andrews Labor government to build, upgrade and improve kindergarten facilities across Victoria. Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Swinburne Avenue Children’s Centre in Gisborne together with the local..

Aboriginal Children and Young People

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house of what the Andrews Labor government is doing to address the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care and to better support Aboriginal children and their families. Recently I was pleased to co-chair the ninth Aboriginal Children’s..

Koorie Youth Summit

Minister’s Statement Last week almost 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people came together for the fifth annual Koorie Youth Summit. This summit is an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 18 to 28 to come together, to connect with one..

Wyndham multidisciplinary centre

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house of what the Andrews Labor government is doing to better support victim survivors of sexual assault. On 28 May I was pleased to join with Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Treasurer Tim Pallas to open the Wyndham..

Early childhood language program

Minister’s Statement I rise to provide an update to the house on an exciting new early learning program. As part of a $135.9 million investment in early childhood education in this year’s state budget we have invested $17.9 million for the first state‑funded language program ever to..

Eurydice Dixon

Member’s Statement I rise today to pay my respects to Eurydice Dixon and to express my condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. I also grieve for all 31 Australian women who this year alone have tragically had their lives cut short at the hands of..

Kindergarten Funding

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house on how the Andrews Labor government is helping to promote inclusiveness and diversity in Victoria’s kindergartens. Last week I was pleased to announce that 219 kinders across Victoria will share in $1.2 million in grants under the new inclusive..

Literacy and numeracy

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house on the latest way that the Andrews Labor government is helping parents to teach their children how to read, write and count. Recently I had the pleasure of launching a new publication, Literacy and Numeracy Tips to..

Professor Lynn Corcoran Early Learning Centre

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house on how the Andrews Labor government is helping to deliver innovative projects to support gender equity in the workplace as well as continuing to give children the best start in life. On Monday I was pleased to..

Women in politics

Member’s Statement I rise today to acknowledge those within the Labor Party who have not only recognised the importance of women’s equal representation in our political system but have worked hard to ensure that it is achieved. I am proud to be part of a..

Planning scheme amendments

I rise to speak in opposition to this motion, and can I just say that having listened to Dr Ratnam speak in relation to this matter I want to remind her and members of her party that they have the power here today to enable these..

Early childhood teachers

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house on how the Andrews Labor government is boosting the number of experienced and highly qualified early childhood teachers in our kindergartens. On 25 May I was pleased to speak at and open the Early Learning Association Australia and..

Youth justice system

To inform the house about the progress of the government's new youth justice centre and how our investment is supporting Victorian industry and putting local jobs first

Youth justice system

To inform the house on how the Andrews Labor government is getting on with the job of rebuilding a strong and stable youth justice system.

Public sector funding

Yesterday Matthew Guy confirmed his plans for a public service carnage. This calculated carnage will hurt services that Victorians need and expect