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Specialist Mental Health Care For Victorian Women

The Andrews Labor Government will provide better and safer mental health treatment for Victorian women, under a new nation-leading partnership that delivers on a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

More Food Relief For Those In Need

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring more food relief is available for Victorian families during the Christmas period with the delivery of an extra 220,000 meals through community food relief programs.

Building The Mental Health Workforce Of The Future

The Andrews Labor Government has released a blueprint to build and support Victoria’s mental health workforce, with extra funding to immediately deliver more than 350 jobs to make sure the once-in-a-generation mental health reforms are matched with a workforce to deliver the specialist care Victorians need, close to home.

Better Start For Children, Families And Jobseekers

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more early childhood jobs in a new program to support this vital sector and provide new career opportunities for Victorians facing barriers to employment.

Updated Public Health Protections To Keep Victorians Safe

With more than 92 per cent of eligible Victorians double dose vaccinated, coronavirus restrictions are being updated to ensure Victorians enjoy more freedoms this festive season, keeping themselves and their families safe while the Omicron variant is monitored and investigated. Minister for Health Martin Foley..

Extra Certainty For Much-Loved Events With New Insurance

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering certainty to Victoria’s events industry with Australia’s first COVID-19 Event Insurance product – helping more performers and industry professionals return to work.

Victorian Students Confirmed As NAPLAN Highest Achievers

Victorian students have achieved outstanding results in this year’s NAPLAN in the face of unprecedented challenges, with the detailed breakdown of results confirming the state is the best-performing jurisdiction in Australia.

Victoria To Become Home Of mRNA Vaccine Manufacturing

Victoria will become the first place in the southern hemisphere to manufacture mRNA vaccines, after the Victorian Government reached an in-principle agreement with the Commonwealth Government and Moderna.

Major Win For Manufacturing Delivers Geelong Jobs

Australian military systems will be built and maintained in the Geelong region by Hanwha Defense Australia – backed by significant support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Free Travel Vouchers This Festive Season

The Andrews Labor Government will give away 250,000 free public transport travel vouchers to Victorians heading back to the city for some of Melbourne’s most exciting events and attractions throughout December and January.

More Support And Relief For Mental Health Carers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the selfless Victorians who care for a loved one with mental illness or in psychological distress, with a funding boost for mental health carers.

Implementing Victoria’s New Pandemic Framework

As part of the Victorian Government’s new pandemic management framework, Premier Daniel Andrews has made a formal pandemic declaration applying to the State of Victoria from 11:59pm, Wednesday 15 December 2021 until 11:59pm, Wednesday 12 January 2022.

100k Victorians Enrol For New Skills At Free TAFE

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled another major funding boost for skills and training to support the huge growth in enrolments that its landmark Free TAFE initiative is delivering across Victoria.

More Mental Health Services For Young Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure no young Victorian experiencing mental health concerns falls through the cracks, with a huge investment in targeted mental health outreach to provide the personalised care children and young adults need.