Topic: 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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

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

Securing More Kinder Places To Make Things Fair

The Andrews Labor Government is making things fair for hundreds of additional families through extra support for access to vital kindergarten places outside of enrolment periods. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited Bridge Road Kindergarten in Strathtulloh to announce the permanent extension of the successful pre-purchased places pilot. Pre-purchased kindergarten places are […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education

Giving Mums And Babies A Healthy Start

More mothers and babies across the state will receive the support they need for the best possible start in life, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today visited IPC Health in Altona Meadows to announce $1.7 million to expand the successful Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program to rural and regional […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Playgroups Recognised In Annual Awards

A community playgroup that helps families connect with each other, first-time parents and the natural environment has won this year’s Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Victoria Annual Playgroup Awards 2017. Woodend Playgroup – part of the Macedon Ranges Shire Council – received the award from the Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education