Topic: Families and children

New Ministry: Jobs, Investment And Early Childhood

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen its focus on creating jobs, attracting investment and ensuring every child gets the support they need to get the best start in life with changes to the ministry announced today. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled the new team, which sees Ben Carroll enter the Cabinet and take on the […]

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Record Immunisation Coverage For Victorian Kids

Victoria has achieved its best ever immunisation coverage with nearly 95 per cent of 5-year old kids now protected against preventable and serious life-threatening diseases. Latest figures from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register show that 94.9 per cent of Victorian children in the age cohort are fully vaccinated, above the 94 per cent average across […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Building Better Kindergartens In The Western District

The Andrews Labor Government is improving early childhood services in Colac with work set to begin on the Colac East Kindergarten upgrade. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today turned the first sod of the $389,000 upgrade which will increase capacity at the kindergarten and improve its facilities. This includes increasing the size of […]

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Improving Kindergartens Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering better kindergartens across Victoria as part of the latest round of the Children’s Facilities Capital Program Minor Grants. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today visited Geelong West Kindergarten, to announce it was one of more than 200 recipients sharing in $1 million of funding. The kindergarten will […]

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Helping Refugee Families Settle In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping recently arrived children and families from Syria and Iraq adapt to their new lives through targeted professional development for frontline community workers. The new investment will enable kindergarten teachers, maternal and child healthcare nurses and others to gain a better understanding of the unique challenges facing refugee families that […]

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One Stop Children’s Hub For Morwell Families

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Morwell families access a new one-stop-shop at Morwell Central Primary – bringing together kindergarten, children and family health services all under the same roof. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Morwell Central Primary School to announce that a new […]

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Andrews Labor Government Will Make Renting Fair

The Andrews Labor Government will make renting fair, with an unprecedented package of tenancy reforms. More than one in four Victorians rent their home, a number that is increasing as it becomes more difficult for many Victorians to break into the housing market. They need and deserve better protection. The Labor Government’s rental fairness package […]

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Bold Plan To Improve Aboriginal Health And Wellbeing

The Andrews Labor Government has today unveiled an ambitious new plan to revolutionise how Victoria’s health and human services work with Aboriginal communities, backed up by a $7.1 million funding boost. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today launched the Korin Korin Balit-Djak Aboriginal Health, Wellbeing and Safety […]

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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 […]

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Vital Next Step In Transforming Residential Care

In an Australian first, the Andrews Labor Government is helping more young people move from residential care into a family environment through more comprehensive support. A new intensive support service will better prepare young people with complex needs to transition from residential care and into home-based care arrangements. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos […]

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