Archives for January, 2017

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MORE KINDERGARTEN PLACES IN SUNSHINE NORTH

An investment by the Victorian Government will see Sunshine North’s Jigsaw Childcare Centre offer an additional 36 places in its four-year-old kindergarten program. Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman announced the additional places at the opening of the Centre’s brand new kindergarten room. The Government..

BACK TO PRESCHOOL WITH 2000 NEW PLACES

The Andrews Labor Government’s significant investment in early childhood will create almost 2000 new places with 14 new preschools to open this year. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today joined families at Goodstart Early Learning Preston, welcoming some of the 76,000 Victorian children..

RESTORING ORDER TO YOUTH JUSTICE

The Andrews Labor Government is deploying prison officers to restore order in youth justice facilities. Around 40 additional staff from Corrections Victoria – including highly trained response teams, senior management staff and extra prison officers – will run the Malmsbury and Parkville Youth Justice facilities…

TAKING CARE OF BOURKE STREET FAMILIES

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring all those affected by the Bourke Street tragedy receive the support they need. The Bourke Street Fund – set up over the weekend – will be applied to the direct benefit of victims and their families. It works in..

CELEBRATING VICTORIA’S YOUNG PEOPLE IN 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is providing funding to more than 100 organisations across Victoria to run youth-focussed activities during National Youth Week in 2017. The Government is recognising the contribution of young people to their communities by celebrating their achievements through a $200,000 investment. The..

STRENGTHENING SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PACIFIC ISLANDERS

The Andrews Labor Government is giving young Pacific Islanders targeted support and more opportunities to connect with their community through a new pilot program. The Government is investing $600,000 for the Young Pasifika Program to fund experienced youth outreach workers to work directly with young..

EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE IN RURAL AND REGIONAL VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is better connecting young people in rural and regional Victoria to their local communities and giving them a greater voice in decision making. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced grants up to $30,000 to engage young people in local..

CONSTRUCTION AT HORSHAM NORTH HUB KICKS OFF

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today officially launched construction of the $4.3 million Horsham North Hub. It signalled the start of a new community centre that will generate 24 jobs during construction and ensure the retention of up to 10 full time jobs once..