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Delivering the Mental Health Support Ballarat Deserves

Today, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle welcomed the announcement that Victorians will get the mental health support and care they need, with the Andrews Labor Government to provide additional funding as demand for services increases during current restrictions. Though..

Vaccination Blitz To Keep Vulnerable Settings Safe

The Victorian Government is taking immediate action to keep people who live in residential disability settings, private aged care residents and staff safe with a vaccination blitz to ensure workers in these vulnerable settings are protected against coronavirus.

Saving Lives – And Creating Jobs

Innovation today creates the life‑saving medical treatments of tomorrow – and the Andrews Labor Government is backing our world‑leading scientists and researchers to do just that.

Supporting Our Kids To Be Healthy And Happy

Media Release from Minister for Education James Merlino Our kids deserve to grow up healthy and happy. And after their family and friends, our schools are one of the biggest supports in a young person’s life. As we build our mental health system from the..

More Support For Stroke Survivors In Ballarat

Victorian stroke survivors in Ballarat will receive world-leading support to help them regain function and return to work, with the Andrews Labor Government establishing new support centres across the state. Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced two new stroke support centres will be established..

Doors Open For 50+ At Vaccination Centres Across Victoria

Following the success of expanded access at Victoria’s six high-volume vaccination centres, a raft of additional vaccination centres managed by Victorian health services will now be open to the eligible public from next week. In addition to high-volume vaccination centres at the Royal Exhibition Building,..

More High-Volume Centres For More Eligible Victorians

Following National Cabinet’s expansion of population groups eligible to receive the vaccine and the success of day one of expanded access at high-volume vaccination centres, three further high-volume centres will open their doors to the eligible public in Victoria. Victorians eligible under the Commonwealth-led rollout..

Vaccination Program Continues To Expand In Victoria

The rollout of the Victorian-led component of the COVID-19 vaccination program is on time, on target and on track to deliver 300,000 total doses by 16 May. This figure, which forecasts vaccine delivery at state commissioned vaccination sites, will ensure Victorians can be confident in..

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..

High-Risk Workers To Receive First Vaccine In Victoria

Workers most likely to come into direct contact with a suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) case will be the first Victorians vaccinated under the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Following arrival of the vaccine, from Monday, trained Victorian health professionals will start delivering doses of the Pfizer vaccine..

Big Boost For Victorian Health Infrastructure

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian hospitals, community health services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations with $320 million in funding to upgrade vital health infrastructure. Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced submissions for the new $200 million Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund (MHIF)..

Agile Manufacturers Create New Ventilator Industry

Victoria’s world-leading manufacturers have created a ventilator production industry from scratch with Ballarat’s Gekko Systems to start making the country’s first Australian-designed machines within weeks. Gekko has made its name as a manufacturer of mining equipment since its establishment by Sandy Gray and Elizabeth Lewis-Gray..