Topic: Families and children

Victorian Mums And Bubs Healthier And Safer

Victorian mothers, babies and children are now healthier and safer, with a new report showing a significant improvement in their health. The Victoria’s Mothers, Babies and Children report by the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity, shows that Victoria is closing the gap on the rate of stillbirths and early infant deaths […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Boosting Support For Sexual Assault Survivors

The Andrews Labor Government will provide an immediate boost of $175,000 to support sexual assault survivors ahead of the release this week of the report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.  Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced the new funding in anticipation of a spike for support services.  It is estimated […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Sharing Vital Information To Keep Kids Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping ensure no child falls between the cracks by allowing health, education and family services to share vital details of those in their care. Legislation introduced to the Victorian Parliament today will create the most streamlined information sharing system Victoria has ever seen, giving professionals the tools they need to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

A New Model Of Kinship Care Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has developed a new model for kinship care that will identify carers earlier, strengthen community connections for Aboriginal children in care and deliver better, more flexible support. The new model – part of a new package of measures for kinship carers – is supported by a $33.5 million investment and recognises […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Bringing Joy To Victorian Children This Christmas

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Australian children’s charity The Smith Family to give kids across Victoria a memorable Christmas. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined students and staff at Sacred Heart School in Fitzroy to launch The Smith Family’s 2017 Christmas Appeal. Sacred Heart School has been involved with The Smith Family […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Go Goldfields Helps Central Goldfields To Shine

The Andrews Labor Government’s $2 million support for the Go Goldfields program is making a positive impact in the local community. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford met participants in Maryborough today to hear first-hand how the program is helping some of the most vulnerable in the Central Goldfields Shire. Go Goldfields is an alliance […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region

Research Of Generations Pave The Way To A Healthy Future

Up to 100,000 Victorian babies could be enlisted to provide clues to what factors influence the healthy development of children in one of the world’s largest longitudinal studies of children. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy was at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute to announce the ground-breaking Generation Victoria project or Gen V today. The Andrews […]

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Giving Every Child The Chance To Succeed

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring kids with disabilities get the support they need and don’t get left behind with a new package of measures to make our education system fairer. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited Yarrabah School with Member for Mordialloc […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New App Makes Parenting Fun

A new ground-breaking app is making parenting fun and interactive by giving parents of children from birth up to three years of age simple skills to support their child’s development. The Day by Day: Learning Together app sees parents complete activities that are organised into different everyday environments such as the kitchen, bathroom, outdoors and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Ending Family Violence In Aboriginal Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in dozens of new projects to help Aboriginal people tackle family violence in their communities. Forty five new projects will begin this month to help prevent, reduce and respond to family violence in Aboriginal communities across Victoria. The $650,000 investment in community based projects was recommended by 11 Indigenous […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children