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Recruiting The Next Generation Of Maternal Health Nurses

More families with young children in regional Victoria will have extra support with a boost in the number of nurses and midwives to gain qualifications as Maternal and Child Health nurses. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced 77 nurses have been successful in applying to the 2018 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) […]

Delivering Better Maternal And Child Health Services To Aboriginal Families

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal communities deliver improved Maternal and Child Health services to families and children. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced in Northcote that the Darebin-based Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency will be one of ten organisations across Victoria to share in $1.2 million in grants through the […]

Celebrating 100 Years Of Maternal Child Health

For 100 years, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nurses have been there for Victorian families and today the service celebrated its centenary at its birthplace in the City of Yarra. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos joined MCH nurses and others from across the state to celebrate 100 years of helping Victorian children get […]

Boosting Aboriginal Maternal And Child Health Services

The Andrews Labor Government is improving access and participation in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services for Aboriginal families. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos opened grants for the Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health Initiative today. Victorian data shows Aboriginal children traditionally have lower participation rates in MCH services. The gap increases from 4.8 […]

Maternal And Child Health Services For All Families

A record investment in Victorian Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services is provided in the Andrews Labor Government’s 2016/17 Victorian Budget. Speaking at the MCH Conference today, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced an investment of $133 million. The funding means all Victorian families can continue to have access to a highly qualified […]

1000+ Maternal And Child Health Nurses Shine Light On Helping Vulnerable Families

Over a thousand Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nurses have come together to explore ways to improve services for Victoria’s most at-risk families today. Speaking at the biannual MCH conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos said Victoria’s MCH nurses played a central role in the prevention and […]

Innovative Ways To Improve Maternal And Child Health Services

Innovation and creative thinking about Maternal and Child Health services are being encouraged to support vulnerable families at the early stages of a child’s life, under a $950,000 fund announced by the Andrews Labor Government. The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service Innovation Fund grant round is now open for MCH service providers in Victoria. […]

Supporting All Parents And Business When Bub Comes

The Andrews Labor Government is making things fairer for new parents and the businesses they work for, with some simple changes to payroll tax laws. From 1 July, the payroll tax exemption for wages paid to employees on maternity leave will be expanded to include all types of parental leave, including paternity leave. This will give […]

First Baby Bundles Delivered Early

The Andrews Labor Government’s free baby bundles for first-time parents are packed and ready to be delivered across Victoria in the coming weeks. The very first baby bundle came early today with the Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos making a special delivery to new parents welcoming their first baby at the Joan Kirner Women’s and […]

Melbourne Bids For Global Gender Equality Conference

Melbourne has been shortlisted as one of three finalists to host the world’s largest gender equality conference in 2022. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today launched Australia’s bid to bring the Women Deliver conference to Victoria in front of influential gender equality advocates at Parliament House. The 2019 conference, which was opened by Canadian Prime […]