The Victorian Government has today gazetted the Grevillea Unit at Barwon Prison as a youth justice facility and remand centre. The orders were made by the Governor in Council and mean that the facility can operate as a youth justice facility and remand centre. The..
Archives for December, 2016
Little Box of Pride, an organisation that supports LGBTI young people in Melbourne been given a financial boost by the Andrews Labor Government. Hey Grants fund groups and organisations to undertake mental health and community engagement activities for young people aged between 14 and 25…
The Andrews Labor Government is connecting more women and children experiencing family violence to vital support services. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced a $185,000 funding boost for the state-wide Women’s Information and Referral Exchange to meet demand for family violence support…
With temperatures rising and Christmas just around the corner, the Andrews Labor Government is reminding Victorians to be prepared for deadly summer heatwaves, and never leave children in cars on hot days. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy and Minister Families and Children..
The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed the first group of successful recipients of its $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund grants. Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Jenny Mikakos today announced that the National Union of Workers (NUW) Co-operative will receive $43,480 to fund an energy..
The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed the first group of successful recipients of its $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund grants. Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Jenny Mikakos today announced that the Community Housing Federation of Victoria will receive $100,000 to fund an ‘Energising the..
The Andrews Labor Government is giving sex workers and victims of trafficking essential support services and access to education. The Government is investing $300,000 for Project Respect workers to visit licensed brothels and build partnerships with family violence and other services. Women who experience violence..
The Andrews Labor Government is investing in the early childhood sector in Gisborne by building new children’s facilities to support local families and give children the best start in life. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today opened the new playground at Swinburne Avenue Children’s Centre..
The Andrews Labor Government is providing extra support for community groups to protect and improve station precincts across Victoria. Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Jenny Mikakos today announced that the Kensington Stationeers will receive $700.00 to assist volunteers with removing litter, installing murals, and gardening..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping more inner Melbourne families access kindergarten closer to home through a major investment in children’s centre infrastructure. The Member for Northern Metropolitan Jenny Mikakos announced today that the Government is investing $13.5 million in capital funding to establish nine..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Victorian families access kindergarten closer to home through a major investment in children’s centre infrastructure. 25 children’s centres and kindergartens across the state will benefit from a $13.5 million investment. Visiting the site of a children’s hub in..
The Rene Anderson Kindergarten, Carrum Child Care Centre and Carrum Maternal Child Health Centre have been transformed into a one-stop shop for family and children’s services, offering additional kindergarten and child care places. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos officially opened the Carrum Family..
In an Australian first, the Andrews Labor Government is taking steps to stop family violence by helping fathers foster better relationships with their children. A $5.6 million early intervention program will target fathers experiencing drug or alcohol abuse who have committed, or are at risk..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorians experiencing family violence connect to support services faster. The Government is investing $1.7 million in a new Risk Assessment Report Portal to replace faxed referrals, that will capture more accurate information about individual cases and ensure a faster..
Families in the Latrobe Valley experiencing financial difficulty will have access to more affordable financial products and services through a new Good Money Hub in Morwell. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $2.3 million for the hub, in partnership with Good Shepherd Microfinance and the..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping children and young people who display problem sexual behaviours receive more support. The Government is investing $7.51 million for Sexually Abusive Behaviour Treatment Services to 12 agencies delivering this service including a boost of $2.45 million to expand the..
Victoria is working to keep more children safe with a new Reportable Conduct Scheme introduced to Parliament today. The scheme will require certain organisations providing services to children to report centrally on any abuse allegations, ensuring individuals who pose a risk to children can be..
There will be longer detention periods, more intensive control programs, and a new offence targeting adults who use kids to commit crime under sweeping reforms to the youth justice system being undertaken by the Andrews Labor Government. Measures announced today by Premier Daniel Andrews, Attorney-General..