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Statewide Kinder Kit Surprise For Three-Year-Old Kids

The Andrews Labor Government will give Victorian children starting their education at Three-Year-Old Kinder in 2022 a special Kinder Kit – helping to give them the best start on their learning journey.

Another Crossing To Go On Mernda Line

The Andrews Labor Government will remove another level crossing on the Mernda line by 2025, boosting safety and easing congestion for passengers and local motorists.

Making The Best Of Our State More Accessible

The Andrews Labor Government is helping all Victorians enjoy everything our state has to offer, with applications now open for the latest round of grants for fully accessible public restrooms.

Rent Relief On The Way For Commercial Tenants

The Andrews Labor Government will introduce new legislation today to provide rent relief to commercial tenants that have experienced a loss in turnover of more than 30 per cent during the pandemic.

New Regulator To Strengthen Casino Oversight

The Andrews Labor Government will overhaul the regulation of gambling in Victoria by establishing a new casino and gambling regulator, with a dedicated casino regulation division focused solely on holding Melbourne’s casino operator to account.

NSW-Vic Border Bubble Strengthened To Keep Locals Safe

With Victoria emerging from its fourth COVID-19 incursion from NSW in six weeks, residents in the Victoria-NSW border bubble can only enter Victoria without a permit if they are travelling for essential reasons.

Leases Now Signed For All 17 Orange Door Networks

The Andrews Labor Government is on track to open every Orange Door network across Victoria by the end of next year – ensuring families can access coordinated family violence and child wellbeing support no matter where they live.

Top Students Recognised In Premier’s VCE Awards

Victoria’s best performing VCE students have been recognised with Premier’s VCE Awards, celebrating their outstanding efforts and achievements in their final year of schooling amidst the challenges of 2020.

Expert Forum Shapes Victoria’s Mental Health Workforce

Experts across Victoria’s mental health sector have been invited to have their say on how the state will develop a sustainable and diverse workforce to support the rebuild of the mental health system at a key online forum.

Victorian Business Support Package

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra support and confidence they need to recover from the recent lockdown.

Commercial Tenancy Relief For Victorian Businesses

The Victorian Government is acting decisively to back the state‘s small and medium-sized businesses as they emerge from lockdown, facilitating commercial rent waivers and deferrals from today.

Putting Gender Equality At The Heart Of Victorian TAFE

An Australian-first guide to gender equality and respect will be rolled-out across Victorian TAFEs, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today launched the Respect and Equality in TAFE guide, supported by $800,000 from the Labor Government and led..

Lockdown Lifted Across Victoria

Following a reduction in community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has advised that the lockdown will be lifted state-wide from 11.59pm tonight.

Supporting Our Senior Secondary Students To Succeed

The Victorian Government will continue to provide extra support to students in their final years of school, with the Consideration of Educational Disadvantage process to continue in 2021 in light of continued disruptions to the school year.

Support Builds For Businesses Through Lockdown

New support will bolster communities and businesses most affected by restrictions to drive down the fast-moving Delta strain – and protect the health and livelihoods of all Victorians.

Extended Lockdown And Stronger Borders To Keep Us Safe

Due to the current level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria from the recent New South Wales (NSW) incursions, the current lockdown will be extended and travel to Victoria using Red Zone Permits will be temporarily paused, to ensure we run this Delta outbreak to ground.