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Ditching The Double Drop-Off With Kinders On School Sites

The Victorian Government is making kinder education more accessible for children and their families, investing in more kindergartens on school sites and helping parents ditch the dreaded “double drop-off.”

Welcoming Victoria’s New Multicultural Commissioners

Eight new appointees will join the Victorian Multicultural Commission – strengthening the Commission’s work advocating for our state’s multicultural communities through their diverse skills and lived experiences.

Boosting Protections For At-Risk Children

The Victorian Government is strengthening assistance to vulnerable children and families through a new strategy to support and develop the child protection workforce.

More Rent Relief For Commercial Tenants

The Victorian Government has locked in further relief for commercial tenants struggling with rent payments, with new regulations finalised as part of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme.

Victorian Students Top The Class In NAPLAN

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, students in the Education State are excelling – with Victorian kids recording the nation’s highest NAPLAN results and huge improvements on previous years.

Blitz For Aged Care, Disability Workers Starts Today

All aged care and disability workers can walk up to any state vaccination centre in Victoria and get vaccinated as part of a blitz to ensure these critical care staff are protected against coronavirus.

A Step Closer To Victoria’s First mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine

With clinical trials of Australia’s first mRNA coronavirus vaccine due to start in coming months, a key piece of equipment has arrived in Victoria to enable the critical manufacturing capability of mRNA vaccines to commence.

Helping Public Sector Workers Get The Jab, Sooner

The Victorian Government is helping more nurses, teachers, ambos, police, firefighters and other public sector workers get vaccinated sooner, offering paid time off to make it as easy as possible for them to get the jab.

Exam Plans For The Class Of 2021

The Victorian Government is setting a pathway to ensure Year 12 students can approach their final months of school with confidence, scheduling new exam and assessment dates ahead of the year’s final exam periods.

New First Nations Gambling Harm Program

The Victorian Government is prioritising the needs of young First Nations people, launching Australia’s first youth specific First Nations Gambling Awareness program on Wadawurrung Country.

More Drive-Through Vaccination Clinics For Victoria

Premier Daniel Andrews today announced the new drive through clinics will open at the Former Ford Factory in Broadmeadows, at Sandown Racecourse in Springvale and at the Eagle Stadium in Werribee.

Supporting Victorian Live Performance Events

The second round of the program will provide funding of up to $12,000 for eligible event presenters and up to $4,000 for suppliers who had been contracted to work on events and have lost income or incurred costs.