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Statewide Infrastructure Boost For Three-Year-Old Kinder

The Victorian Government is creating thousands of extra kinder places with a huge statewide boost to early education infrastructure ─ making sure young children across the state can access and enjoy Three-Year-Old Kinder.

Slowing The Spread And Keeping Our State Safe

Over the past 72 hours, the advice from our public health team has been that we still had a promising chance to bring this under control and to bring cases down. We were charting our way out of this outbreak with easing at thresholds of lower cases.

Have Your Say On Victoria’s New Mental Health System

Victorians are being invited to have their say about the local mental health services they want to see as the Andrews Labor Government delivers a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

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.