Category: Deputy Premier

Pop-Up Globe To Bring Shakespeare Back To Life

Dazzling costumes, sword fights, dances and special effects will bring Shakespeare’s bloody epics and riotous comedies to life as Pop-up Globe makes its much anticipated Australian debut. Acting Premier James Merlino joined Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today to announce that the world’s first full-scale working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre will open […]

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New Fund To Shape Victoria’s Cultural Landscape

The Andrews Labor Government is funding new and improved cultural precincts to strengthen communities, attract visitors and support jobs. Acting Minister for Multicultural Affairs James Merlino today opened the 2017 Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts (CICP) program, which will help build, restore and enhance cultural spaces across Victoria. The program promotes a greater use of […]

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New CEO To Lead Victoria’s First-Ever Family Safety Agency

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Sue Clifford as Chief Executive Officer of its new family violence agency, Family Safety Victoria. From 1 July, Family Safety Victoria will be responsible for driving and delivering the Labor Government’s unprecedented $1.9 billion action plan to end family violence. As Victoria’s first-ever agency dedicated solely to family violence […]

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Building the education state

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First Tech School Opens In Yarra Ranges

Around 12,000 local students will soon be using the latest technology, including robotics and virtual reality, as part of their everyday education. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today visited the Yarra Ranges Tech School to officially open the […]

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Demolition Works Pave Way For Brand New CFA Station

Edithvale is a step closer to receiving a new CFA station, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today donned their hard hats for a tour of the site, which will be transformed into a $3.35 million station with four vehicle bays. Mr Merlino […]

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Demolition Works Pave Way For New Prahran High School

Families in Melbourne’s booming inner suburbs will soon have access to a brand new school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Philip Dalidakis today visited the Prahran High School site to start the demolition of the existing seven storey building. The construction of the […]

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Emergency Workers Receive Australia Day Honours

Twelve Victorian emergency service members have made the 2017 Australia Day Honours List for their dedicated service to the people of Victoria. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today congratulated the staff and volunteers receiving the prestigious medals in fire and emergency services. Nine staff and […]

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Digital Curriculum To Prepare Kids For Jobs Of Tomorrow

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins today marked the start of the new Digital Technologies curriculum with a tour of Taylors Lakes Primary School’s new Coding and Technology space. The space will be used by students and teachers from Taylors Lakes Primary and surrounding schools to hone their digital coding […]

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Putting People First By Building School Pride

The Andrews Labor Government has released a world-first target to raise pride and confidence in government schools. Minister for Education James Merlino announced the target while visiting Northern Bay College’s Wexford Court campus this morning, where he turned the first sod to mark the start of construction of the $6 million regeneration project. The project […]

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