Parliament

Sudanese Community

To update the house on how the Andrews Labor government is helping more young South Sudanese Victorians be their best and reach their full potential.

Residential care facilities

To inform the house of what the Andrews Labor government is doing to improve safety and supervision in residential care to better protect our most vulnerable children.

Maternal and child health services

To update the house on how the Andrews Labor government is doing more to support families and children experiencing parenting challenges.

Kindergarten funding

To reflect on the continued record investment of the Andrews Labor government to build, upgrade and improve kindergarten facilities across Victoria.

Federal kindergarten funding

Member’s Statement As it turns out, yesterday, on the very first day of Early Learning Matters Week, we finally learned that for the federal Turnbull government it does not. Their anti-education agenda has once again been exposed, with the federal budget papers revealing they plan..

Family violence

To update the house on how the Andrews Labor government is doing more for thousands of family violence victim survivors by providing practical supports to help them leave violent relationships.

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..