Archives for April, 2019

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Fighting for Ballarat’s fair share

The Andrews Government is standing up for Ballarat patients who are being hit hard by Canberra’s cuts to Victoria’s hospitals. The Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said the Morrison Government has clawed back $305 million from Victoria’s hospitals – cuts that are hurting patients,..

Reid’s Guesthouse gets a new lease on life

Ballarat’s historic Reid’s Guesthouse has been restored to its former glory after extensive heritage works funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Andrews Government. Representing Planning Minister Richard Wynne, the Labor Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today marked the completion of works to the..

Encouraging Ballarat locals into kindergarten teaching

The Andrews Government is offering an additional 300 scholarships to aspiring kinder teachers, as well as $9,000 incentives to support them to move to areas where three-year-old kinder is rolling out. Labor MP, Juliana Addison, today encouraged Ballarat residents to consider pursuing careers in early..

Supporting renters in Ballarat

The Andrews Government is making life easier for caravan and residential park residents, who now may be eligible to receive compensation in the event of a park closure, under new reforms coming into effect today. There has been a spate of park closures in the..

Honouring Ballarat’s inspiring seniors

Residents and community groups across Ballarat are being encouraged to recognise the contributions made to our community by seniors by nominating them for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced nominations are open for the awards that..

Improving The Mental Health Of Ballarat Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is backing residential aged care workers in Ballarat through a new program designed to support their mental health. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy today announced $1.27 million for a new Wellbeing Track and Change program, a partnership between Prevention United..

New Bus Fleet Order Creates 20 Ballarat Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is creating up to 20 new jobs in Ballarat, as it delivers a more reliable and comfortable fleet of buses to run across Melbourne’s public transport network. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today visited Ballarat automotive manufacturer OzPress Industries, which..

More Support For Thousands Of Sexual Assault Survivors

An extra 2,800 survivors of sexual assault across Victoria will receive crisis support and counselling as a result of a five-million dollar funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the new funding during a visit to..