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Lived Experience To Grow Our Mental Health Workforce

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing lived experience to the heart of the mental health sector, launching a new workforce initiative as vital work continues to transform Victoria’s Mental Health and Wellbeing system.

Accelerating Vocational Pathways With VCE Reforms

Victorian teachers will be supported to retrain as vocational specialists, and those working in in-demand trades can upskill to become teachers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s huge boost to applied learning.

Promoting Fairer Jobs And Recognising Good Employers

The Andrews Labor Government is putting workers first and recognising excellent employers by prioritising suppliers and businesses that have fair labour standards and do the right thing by their staff.

Increased Support For Accessible Passenger Transport

The Andrews Labor Government is addressing accessibility issues for taxi and rideshare passengers with low mobility, encouraging drivers to prioritise bookings through a boost to the Multi-Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP).

Free Masks To Keep Victorians Safe This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government will provide free N95 and KN95 masks to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our community and help reduce transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.

Boosting Mental Health Support For Diverse Communities

Applications are now open for round two of the Diverse Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Grants, which are available for organisations that support and promote the mental health and wellbeing of Victoria’s diverse communities.

Fair Access For Women And Girls In Sport

In an Australian-first, Victoria will have fair access to community sporting facilities for every participant, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government initiative.

Work Begins On Bigger, Better ED At The Children’s

Australia’s leading children’s hospital will soon be able to treat thousands more patients – with a multi-million-dollar expansion of The Royal Children’s Hospital’s emergency department now underway. Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas today announced builders have officially started construction on stage two of the redevelopment..

Performance Data Shows Victoria Weathering The Storm

The latest release of quarterly performance data confirms Victoria’s health system is under unprecedented pressure - like every health system across the country - from a busy flu season and the continued pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic.