Archives for March, 2021

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Supporting Aboriginal Students in Ballarat

Some of Victoria’s highest achieving Aboriginal students are being supported to complete Year 11 and 12, thanks to the Marrung Education Scholarships program. Juliana Addison MP today congratulated Marrung Education Scholarship recipient Latoya Gadd from Ballarat High School, who was among the 20 recipients of..

Supporting Aboriginal Children And Young People

The Andrews Labor Government is investing nearly $12 million in culturally specific services and programs to help change the lives of Aboriginal young people and children. The funding boost will provide essential services and support for Aboriginal children and young people in contact with the..

Honouring Fallen Workers And Preventing Workplace Deaths

The Andrews Labor Government will support the Ballarat community to pay tribute to Victorians who have lost their lives at work – while continuing to improve workplace safety and keep more families together. Acting Premier James Merlino and Minister for Workplace Safety Ingrid Stitt joined..

Criminal Jury Trials On Track To Resume In Regions

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting regional courtroom capacity, enabling criminal jury trials to resume – keeping the justice system moving while improving the safety of communities. The Victorian Budget 2020-21 provided nearly $6 million to modify courtrooms across seven sites to better accommodate COVIDSafe..

Thank You to Ballarat Aged Care Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to ensure the Ballaract community has access to high quality care in a suitable and safe environment in public sector aged care facilities. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison this week..

Support for Next Generation of Women on Councils

Women elected to their first term on council will have the chance to develop skills and learn from experienced and capable mentors over the next three years, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane this week welcomed participants to the..

Aboriginal Organisations To Lead Child Protection Support

Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) will lead the response to child protection reports from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, as part of an Australian-first pilot led by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan announced at today’s Aboriginal Children’s..

$478,805 of Solar Panels for Government Schools

Eight Government schools in the Ballarat region are set to become greener and more environmentally sustainable while reducing their electricity costs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced that eight schools in the..

Vaccine Rollout Continues To Ramp Up Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is working with the Commonwealth to ramp up its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination program across regional Victoria with the launch of hospital vaccination hubs in Bendigo and Ballarat. Minister for Health Martin Foley today visited Bendigo Health to thank local frontline health..

Free Public Transport For Senior And Carer Card Holders

Senior Victorians and Carer Card holders will be able to enjoy free public transport from 21 to 28 March 2021. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll today visited Southern Cross Station to announce the eight days..