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More Free TAFE Courses On Offer For 2024

Four new courses in hospitality, youth work, kitchen management and tourism are now available through the Allan Labor Government’s Free TAFE initiative, giving Victorians more opportunities to learn new skills and grow their careers.

Upgraded Yarra Valley Winery A Win For Local Jobs

The Allan Labor Government is backing more reasons to live, work and stay in the Yarra Valley, with the redevelopment of the Valley’s popular winery Helen and Joey Estate now complete.

More Support For Women In Manufacturing And Energy

The Allan Labor Government is continuing to support more women to enter and succeed in the male-dominated energy and manufacturing industries – with applications for a new round of grants to drive equality in the workplace, now open.

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Arden Station – the first of five new stations making up the Metro Tunnel – is now complete and ready for testing before the underground rail line opens a full year ahead of schedule in 2025.

Victoria’s CDS Hits Over 100 Million Container Deposits

Victorians in every corner of the state have thrown their support behind the Allan Labor Government’s Container Deposit Scheme – returning more than 100 million containers, and pocketing over $10 million in refunds in just two months.

Public Fertility Care Now In Available In City’s North East

Women and families living in Melbourne’s north eastern suburbs can now realise their dream of starting or growing their family, with the Allan Labor Government’s nation-leading public fertility care service now available at the Mercy Hospital for Women.

Four More Rapid Access Hubs To Deliver Surgery Sooner

The Allan Labor Government is delivering a further four Rapid Access Hubs as part of its landmark $1.5 billion dollar COVID Catch Up Plan – supporting an additional 6,000 planned surgeries annually.

Expanding Support For Victoria‘s Littlest Learners

Hundreds of additional kindergarten staff will be provided with an online observation-based tool to support a consistent understanding and assessment of children’s strengths and abilities, thanks to the Allan Labor Government.

Grant Program Making Kindergartens More Inclusive

The Allan Labor Government is helping all children get the best start to life – no matter their abilities – with more than 330 kindergartens across Victoria sharing in $10 million to upgrade facilities and buy specialist equipment.

More Mental Health Grants To Boost Diverse Communities

The Allan Labor Government is building a more accessible mental health system, awarding grants to organisations supporting people with disabilities, multifaith, multicultural and LGBTIQA+ communities.