Archives for February, 2017

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SAVING PETS FROM FAMILY VIOLENCE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping women and children escape family violence – with their pets - through a new program to house and protect at-risk animals.

INVESTING IN INNER MELBOURNE PLAYGROUPS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping parents and carers in inner Melbourne establish and operate community playgroups. The Great Start Community Playgroup grants will help new playgroups across Victoria and two playgroups based in North Melbourne will be receiving up to $1000 each to invest..

INVESTING IN PLAYGROUPS ACROSS THE EDUCATION STATE

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding community playgroups and helping others stock up on the toys and equipment they need to give Victorian children the best start in life. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced 59 recipients of the 2016 Great Start..

BUILDING A STRONGER AND MORE SECURE YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM

The responsibility for youth justice in Victoria will move to the Department of Justice and Regulation. Corrections Victoria will permanently manage the security of all youth justice facilities, and a new high-security youth justice centre will be built, as part of sweeping reforms to the..

NEVER LEAVE KIDS IN CARS

New Ambulance Victoria data reveals paramedics are getting an average of four call outs a day across Melbourne for kids left in locked cars. With February’s hot temperatures looming, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos and Ambulance Victoria today released data showing where paramedics..

LIBERALS FLIP FLOP ON YOUTH JUSTICE

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has been caught out flip flopping on youth justice. Just days after the Liberals said they support Labor’s plan to build a new purpose built Youth Justice facility, Mr Guy is now backtracking by suggesting Parkville or Malmsbury should be retrofitted…