Archives for July, 2016

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PARKVILLE CAFE AND BAKERY TO HELP REDUCE REOFFENDING

In this Media Release The Andrews Labor Government is helping young people in the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct get back on track and turn their lives around by developing skills in baking and hospitality Construction of the new Parkville Transition Centre café and bakery has..

NEW CHILDREN’S CENTRE OPENS FOR FAST-GROWING POINT COOK

Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos was joined today by Member for Altona Jill Hennessy to officially open the brand-new Saltwater Community Centre in Point Cook. The new $7.3 million centre will offer 198 places across its three and four-year-old kindergarten programs. Research has..

NEW CHILDREN’S HUB FOR WOLLERT’S GROWING COMMUNITY

Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos was joined today by Member for Thomastown, Bronwyn Halfpenny to officially open the new Korin Korin Child and Family Centre in Wollert. The new $4.15 million centre will offer 198 places across its three and four-year-old kindergarten program…

SHINING A LIGHT ON FAMILY VIOLENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

The effect of family violence on the state’s youngest children was the focus of a major community childcare conference held in Melbourne today. In opening the Responding to and Preventing Family Violence: The Role of Early Childhood Professionals conference, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos spoke..

RECOGNISING OUR LOCAL CHAMPIONS

Nominations are now open for this year’s Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards, with up to 60 individuals to be recognised at a ceremony in December. Victorians are invited to nominate outstanding volunteers in their community in the categories of leadership, change maker, impact, service and teamwork…

FORGING EARLY CHILDHOOD LINKS WITH CHINA

The Andrews Labor Government is breaking new ground, formally connecting Victoria and China’s early years education. This week the Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos signed a formal agreement between Victoria and China focused on early childhood education, the first of its kind. Victoria..

PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Children and young people at serious risk of sexual exploitation will be better protected thanks to a new partnership between the Victoria Police and the Department of Health and Human Services. Building on experience from previous operations, Victoria Police Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Team..