As the state moves closer to meeting roadmap vaccination targets, the Victorian Government is investing a further $5 million to boost vaccination rates among people living with a disability, launching ten dedicated disability vaccination ‘pop-ups’ in areas of concern, and expanding Victoria’s successful disability liaison service.
The Victorian Government is helping more communities to transform ageing pavilions, upgrade local stadiums and develop new pools to encourage people to stay active and healthy.
The Victorian Government is making sure every secondary school student whose Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies have been disrupted by the pandemic will receive extra support to complete their certificates.
The Victorian Government is supporting Aboriginal young people to achieve their aspirations and life goals through dedicated mentoring programs that support wellbeing, education and employment.
The Victorian Government will purchase almost 2.2 million rapid antigen tests for Victoria’s health system, as part of a broader range of testing measures and increased capacity as we progress on our roadmap to reopening.
The Victorian Government is delivering on its election commitment to make sure lost pets get returned home sooner, with legislation to be introduced in Parliament today.
Victoria’s landmark reform to support all care-leavers up to the age of 21 will be enshrined in law as part of significant amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 introduced into Parliament today.
Victorians looking for a new job or a career change can now access free advice and support from a 600-strong force of advocates, mentors and career counsellors, ensuring no Victorian is left behind in the search for work.
The Victorian Government will make sure that not one school student is left behind in the wake of the pandemic, with the state’s extraordinarily successful tutor program to continue until the end of 2022.
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.
More vouchers to help pay for sporting equipment, uniforms and memberships are on offer for young Victorians to lap up more activity this summer as restrictions continue to ease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Victorian Government is proudly supporting a new, game-changing initiative to increase sporting opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds as pandemic restrictions ease.
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.