Topic: Families and children

Response To Child Abuse Royal Commission Recommendations

The Andrews Labor Government today released its response to the final report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Attorney-General Martin Pakula said the Labor Government has accepted in full or in principle 293 of the recommendations that apply to Victoria, and will further consider another 24 recommendations. Victoria will also […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release, Ministers

More Investment For Young Victorians Who Need It Most

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in at risk Victorian youth and children, by announcing opportunities for two new Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage. From 16 July 2018, applications will be sought from organisations to develop programs that improve engagement and education outcomes for vulnerable school-age children aged 5 to 14 years and disengaged young […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

More Support For Sexual Assault Victim-Survivors

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more for victim-survivors of sexual assault, with funding to provide more counselling sessions and crisis support. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced an additional $8.5 million over four years for Sexual Assault Support Services, in response to increased community demand for these services across Victoria. This […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children, Ministers

Supporting More Kids At Kinder In Wonthaggi

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the way to ensure all Victorian children – including kids in Wonthaggi – are ready for school, with new funding to revolutionise early learning and development. In an Australian first, young Victorians will get extra support to make sure they get the most out of their early education, with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education

Supporting Men’s Sheds And The Community In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more men be social, create and support their local communities with the opening of two newly refurbished Men’s Sheds. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos was in Gippsland today to open the Meeniyan and Wonthaggi Woodcrafters Men’s Sheds – both which have undergone significant renovations to better serve […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

More Support For Aboriginal Kids In Care

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding key supports for vulnerable Aboriginal children in care to ensure they remain connected to culture, community and country. At the Aboriginal Children’s Forum today, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced $13.7 million to continue Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care (ACAC), which enables Aboriginal agencies to assume legal […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Boosting Early Learning For Coburg’s Littlest Residents

Families in Coburg will find it easier to look after their little ones, with the opening of a new one-stop-shop children’s hub bringing together childcare, kindergarten and Maternal and Child Health services under a single roof. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited the Coburg Early Years Centre to officially open the $6.5 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education

Bendigo Over The Moon With Discovery Centre Upgrades

Kids can discover and enjoy the wonders of science at the upgraded Bendigo Discovery Science and Technology Centre’s auditorium thanks to a $220,000 boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards to tour the Centre, which helps engage kids […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Broadening Little Minds With Language Classes At Kinder

Thousands of children will have the opportunity to learn another language while attending kindergarten, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. To kick off this initiative, Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today encouraged parents, teachers, service managers and those in kindergarten communities to join the conversation and attend upcoming information sessions on how to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education

Equipping Kinders For Kids Of All Abilities

Thousands of little Victorians will benefit from new equipment, toys, learning kits and more to ensure they get the most of their early years’ education – regardless of ability. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced 219 kinders across Victoria have been successful in securing grants for new equipment, such as wheelchair ramps, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education