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INCREASING THE AUSLAN TEACHING WORKFORCE IN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government has added courses in Auslan to the signature Free TAFE list, helping more Victorians become Auslan interpreters and creating a stronger and more diverse community. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the Labor Government has invested more than $4 million..

PROMOTING HEALTHY MASCULINITY IN OUR SCHOOLS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian schools build a stronger culture of respect and gender equality and supporting students to more openly discuss their mental health, with new workshops coming to schools. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced that two healthy masculinity pilot programs..

YOUNG VOLUNTEERS LEADING NATURE PROJECTS IN WERRIBEE

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering young Victorians to protect and preserve the state’s natural and cultural landscapes. Deanna Mifsud is one of eight young people who were successful in their submissions to the Youth Volunteering for Nature Fund, with each recipient receiving $1,500 to..

PUTTING PATIENTS FIRST IN WERRIBEE

The Andrews Labor Government is putting patients first in Werribee. Across our nation – and around the world – the pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on health systems. From a sharp increase of critical COVID patients to disrupted care, resulting in longer hospital recovery time, the last..

SLASHING ENERGY BILLS WITH $250 POWER SAVING BONUS

Werribee households will receive a $250 bill busting bonus if they seek out a better energy deal on Victoria’s Energy Compare website – saving hundreds of dollars. As part of the Victorian Budget 2022/23, the Andrews Labor Government will invest $250 million in a new..

BUILDING CONNECTIONS WITH NEW MEN’S SHEDS GRANTS

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting wellbeing in communities across the state with further funding to establish, expand or improve men’s sheds. Today Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced applications have opened for grants through the $1 million men’s sheds program. Men’s sheds provide a..

A GREAT SCHOOL PATHWAY FOR EVERY STUDENT IN WERRIBEE

The Andrews Labor Government’s new senior secondary school certificates will combine the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) from next year – making sure every young Victorian gets the education they need for the career they want. Member..

SUPPORTING OUR MUCH-LOVED COMPANION ANIMALS

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting animal welfare organisations across the state to rehome more cats and dogs as well as upgrade and expand clinics. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas congratulated organisation Cat People of Melbourne on being awarded $10,000 to further grow its animal..

WERRIBEE CLUBS SCORE SPORT GRANTS

Eight grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations in are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $900,000 from the Victorian Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced the successful applicants..

VICTORIAN LEARN LOCAL AWARDS 2022 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Nominations are open for the Andrews Labor Government’s 16th annual Victorian Learn Local Awards, recognising excellence in the adult and community education sector. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas invited Werribee locals to nominate people whose stories illustrate the life-changing impact of the sector. Categories at..

SUPPORTING VICTORIAN STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding for Victorian schools to support kids with disability, to ensure they have the tools they need to learn and thrive in the classroom and in life. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced that two government schools in Werribee..

Country Footy And Netball Set For Big Wins In 2022

More country football and netball clubs are in for a big score with upgrades to ovals, pavilions and courts on the way thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today visited Anakie to announce more $197,000 towards a new netball..

NEW WERRIBEE POLICE COMPLEX FOR GROWING COMMUNITY

The new Werribee Police Complex is delivering more important specialist policing services to the booming Wyndham community, better connecting them to policing, health and court services and ensuring local police have the modern facilities they need to keep the community safe. Minister for Police Lisa..

BIG PLANS FOR NEW REGIONAL PARK IN WERRIBEE

The community is invited to have their say on the draft Strategic Directions plan for the new Werribee Township Regional Park. The plans set the long-term vision and priorities for the park, which is one of the parks brought to life as part of the..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: HEALTH FUNDING

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:40): I rise to update the house on the Andrews Labor government’s historic investment in our health system to keep Victorians safe during the insidious global COVID-19 pandemic. As Victorians have come to learn,..

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO SUPPORT YOUNG VICTORIANS

The Andrews Labor Government is working with grassroots organisations to give young people more chances to connect with their communities through the new Youth Engagement Grants. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that Lorrok Inc, Victoria Karen Communities Network Group, and Australian Karen Preserving..