Topic: Education

Helping More Victorians Access Public Transport

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a range of fare changes that will make public transport cheaper, easier and fairer for children, families and carers across Victoria. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that, from 1 January next year, primary school groups will get free off-peak travel on Victoria’s public transport network. Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Shared Spaces Connect Students At Mount Dandenong

Students at Mount Dandenong Primary School will soon have more inclusive outdoor spaces where they can meet and play thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened a special area at the school – Wominjeka, which means welcome in Woiwurrung language – with local Aboriginal Elder Murrindindi performing a smoking […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Monbulk College Upgrade Underway

Students in the Yarra Ranges will soon have the first rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work underway to refurbish and modernise Monbulk College thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the first sod to start construction on the school’s upgrade. The Labor Government has allocated nearly $10.6 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Frog Bog Leaps Ahead To Completion

Students at Silvan Primary School can now study and enjoy a thriving environmental space called the Frog Bog that makes learning fun thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino opened the site today during a visit to the school where he spoke with staff and students. The project began in 2014 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Wait Over For VCE Results

The wait is officially over for the thousands of students who have completed their Victorian Certificate of Education this year, with results officially released at 7am. Minister for Education James Merlino met students at Lilydale High School to congratulate them on completing their VCE and hear their plans and aspirations for the future. Among the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

$14.6 Million To Build A New School At Warrnambool

Students at Warrnambool Special Developmental School are getting an early Christmas present this year with the Andrews Labor Government announcing $14.6 million to build a brand new school. Prior to the 2014 election, the Victorian Labor Party made an election commitment to provide $5 million to relocate the school to a new site given the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Victoria Region

Supporting Victorians Living With Autism

The Andrews Labor Government will invest more than $22 million as an immediate response to the Inquiry into Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced the funding would cover eight priority areas of action to be addressed as part of a comprehensive Autism Plan. That […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

International Education Now Supporting 58,000 Jobs

Victoria’s world renowned international education sector is growing rapidly and now supports almost 58,000 jobs across Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria. The sector is vital to the state’s economy – it accounts for 43 per cent of Victoria’s services exports and generated a record $9.1 billion in export revenue in 2016/17, up from $7.8 billion […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Making Victoria A State Of Innovators

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s future as a global innovation centre with $50,000 to inspire the next generation of problem solvers and equip them with the skills they need. The Labor Government is partnering with the Royal Society of Victoria and the Commonwealth Government to deliver the state’s Inspiring Australia program which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

Strengthening Victoria’s Greek Language Programs

Victorian school and kinder children of Greek heritage will benefit from new language and cultural programs thanks to a new agreement secured by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Greek and the Victorian Governments that will bolster the delivery of Greek language programs in […]

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