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Statewide Mental Health Support For Secondary Schools

Every government secondary student in Victoria can now access vital mental health support at school with the roll out of mental health practitioners to every Victorian government secondary and specialist school now complete.

Victoria Goes It Alone To Back Construction Industry

The Victorian Government is backing construction businesses most affected by lockdown restrictions with a $196.6 million package of cash grants for thousands of operators as the industry prepares to reopen next week.

COVIDSafe Reopening For Victorian Construction

Restrictions on the Victorian construction industry will ease from 11.59pm on Monday, 4 October, with a Construction Sector Roadmap setting a way forward for the sector to stay open and keep our community safe.

Vaccination Required To Protect Workers And Victoria

Over the course of the pandemic, when we have needed to limit movement and slow the spread of the virus restrictions have been our primary weapon. Now, with supply of the vaccine finally becoming widely available, we are able to protect all workers who aren’t able to do their essential work from home and protect the roadmap to reopening.

Victoria To Reduce Pfizer Dosage Interval In Early October

With Victoria having hit its 80 per cent first dose target and the Commonwealth providing assurances on forward vaccine supply, the Victorian Government is now able to shorten the interval between Pfizer doses to reach our double dose targets faster.

Supporting Victorian Businesses Through To Reopening

A jointly-funded package of grants from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will support thousands of small and medium-sized businesses through the next six weeks at which point Victoria is expected to reach 80 per cent vaccination.

Disability Awards Celebrate Excellence

The incredible achievements of Victorians with disability and those creating and advocating for a fairer, more inclusive community have been recognised at the 2021 Victorian Disability Awards.

Victoria Boosts GPs And Pharmacies For Vaccine Push

The Victorian Government is offering grants of $4,000 and up to $10,000 to GPs and community pharmacies in 11 key Local Government Areas across Melbourne, helping them to turbocharge the local rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Speaking Up Against Workplace Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a WorkSafe campaign reminding Victorians that work-related violence and aggression is never ok, and ensuring employers are aware of their occupational health and safety obligations.

Pathway For Vaccinated Victorians To Come Back Home

With Victoria moving towards its vaccination targets at a rapid pace, parts of the state’s domestic travel permit system will be modified to allow Victorians in Greater Sydney and the ACT to come back home.

Expanded Free TAFE Turbocharges Post-COVID Victoria

The Andrew Labor Government’s signature Free TAFE initiative will grow to more than 60 courses in 2022 – giving more Victorians training for more jobs as the state moves through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.