The Andrews Labor Government is making VCE modern Language assessments fairer. The new changes announced by the Minister for Education James Merlino enable differentiation between students who have spoken a language as a ‘first language’ or are learning it as a ‘second language’.
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the launch of a new online system that will improve access to legal representation for the state’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
More Victorian stroke patients are surviving and returning home thanks to Australia’s first ever dedicated stroke ambulance.
More Victorian students learning and playing outdoors are set to receive much-needed protection from harmful UV radiation thanks to new shade around their schools and sun protective items.
The Andrews Labor is boosting the state’s emergency response capability, with 20 additional jobs created for the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) to help to keep Victorians safe in emergencies, focusing predominately on police calls.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing in more targeted courses to reduce adult illiteracy and innumeracy and make it easier for Victorians to get jobs.
Under the new law, when a person is found guilty by the Magistrates’ or Children’s Court and seeks to appeal their conviction, the County Court will no longer have to hear all evidence again to reach a new decision, eliminating the need for a new—or de novo—hearing.
Sport and recreation organisations helping Victorians get involved in regular activity have received a major boost through funding allocated under the Andrews Labor Government’s Together More Active program.
Early works to remove four dangerous and congested level crossings, build two new stations and a two kilometre stretch of elevated rail in Preston will start next year.
The Andrews Labor Government is improving democracy, accountability and service delivery in Victoria’s 79 Councils, with the new Local Government Bill 2019 introduced into parliament today.
Melbourne was yesterday named as Australia’s most innovative city, leapfrogging Sydney to claim 11th place overall in the annual 2thinknow Innovation Cities Global Index.
The Andrews Labor Government will help communities provide more opportunities for people to participate in sport and active recreation through a new $22 million Local Sports Infrastructure Fund
The biggest reform of early childhood education is ever closer, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with upgrading kinders and supporting new teachers as part of the landmark roll-out of funded Three-Year-Old Kinder.
A hard-hitting new advertising campaign has been launched that will reinforce the deadly risks of fire and the importance of planning and preparing for the fire season, as the state heads towards a long, hot and dry season.
The Andrews Labor Government is urging retail sector employers to look after their workers during the busy Christmas period.
The Andrews Labor Government has today acted to ensure a long-term and sustainable future for Victoria’s forestry industry – and for the Victorian workers who rely on it.
Victorians can now have their say on retirement village laws as part of a review of the Retirement Villages Act 1986.
Agriculture ministers from around Australia came together in Melbourne today to endorse a national program, led by Victoria, that will see governments work together to help farmers meet the challenges of climate change.