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GETTING MORE WERRIBEE KIDS INTO SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more students in the Werribee electorate become physically active by easing the financial pressures schools experience in relation to interschool sport. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced Wyndham Central College, Wyndham Park Primary School and Manorvale Primary School..

CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF VICTORIAN CHILDREN

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating Victorian children by holding free and fun activities as part of Children’s Week 2018. Applications are now open to hold events in the Werribee electorate with Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas..

SUPPORTING YOUNG VICTORIANS TO HAVE THEIR SAY

Young Victorians in the Werribee electorate are being encouraged to step up and have their voices heard on issues that matter to them as part of next year’s Victorian Youth Congress. Youth Affairs Minister Jenny Mikakos has opened applications for the 21-member congress, which will..

CALLING FOR CREATIVITY IN YOUTH WEEK

The Andrews Labor Government is putting out the call for new and creative ideas to help shape the 2019 Victorian Youth Week. The flagship event will bring together hundreds of people across the state to celebrate Victoria’s youth, including here in the Werribee electorate. Minister..

MAKING THE CALL FOR PARENTING TIPS AND ADVICE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping parents and carers in the Werribee electorate who need a little extra parenting support through a free hotline and online service. The program – which runs for up to 10 weeks – allows any parent or carer to ask..

SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM EXPANDS TO THE WERRIBEE ELECTORATE

The Andrews Labor Government is saving lives and supporting people at their most vulnerable across Victoria, with the expansion of the successful Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) initiative. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced today the program would be rolled out to six new hospital..

LOCAL CLUBS TO RECEIVE A LIFE SAVING DEBRILLATOR

The Werribee City Football Club and the Werribee Masters Football Club will be better prepared to manage a medical emergency on and off the field after receiving a defibrillator and training package from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas today announced that..

VICTORIAN TRAINING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Apprentices, trainees, teachers and training providers will take centre stage at this year’s Victorian Training Awards. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today congratulated Werribee Community and Education Centre who was nominated for the Community Training Provider of the Year Award. A broad range of adaptive..

GAMBLING REGULATION AMENDMENT (WAGERING AND BETTING) BILL 2018

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (16:50:03) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows incorporated into Hansard under standing orders: Introduction It is with great pleasure that I rise to speak in support of this Bill, a Bill which will reform the..

MINERAL RESOURCES (SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT) AMENDMENT BILL 2018

Mr PALLAS (Minister for Resources) (16:52:00) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows incorporated into Hansard under standing orders: Background The main purpose of the Bill is to fulfil the Government’s commitments to the Latrobe Valley community and the..

FLEXIBLE SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more for thousands of family violence victim-survivors by providing practical supports to help them leave violent relationships. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced an additional $40 million over two years for more Flexible Support Packages to..

WORLD-LEADING PILOT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

More than 100 schools across Victoria are taking part in a world-leading pilot to better assess the learning needs of students with disabilities and additional needs. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced three schools in the Werribee electorate would participate in the revolutionary approach..

LENDING A HAND TO SPORT AND RECREATION IN WYNDHAM

Community sport and recreation infrastructure will benefit from the innovative $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme launched by the Andrews Labor Government. The scheme will provide low interest government-guaranteed loans from $500,000 to $10 million to councils, clubs, associations, educational institutions and facility managers..

WOMEN IN WYNDHAM OFFERED A BOOST TO CHANGE THE GAME

Applications are now open for the second round of the Victorian Government’s game changing women in sport leadership scholarships. The Change Our Game Scholarship Program creates opportunities for women to pursue their leadership and development in the sporting and active recreation industry. Member for Werribee,..

REFURBISHING KINDERS IN WYNDHAM

Hundreds of kinders are set to benefit from new and improved outdoor play spaces, plus televisions, laptops and tablets as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s latest kinder grants round. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today visited Dr Charles Prouse Memorial Kindergarten, with Wyndham City..

MORE SUPPORT FOR CARERS IN WYNDHAM

Carers in Wyndham will benefit from Victoria’s first whole-of-government strategy which aims to better recognise the important role of carers and provide additional support over the next four years. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the Victorian Carer Strategy 2018–22, focused on providing greater access..

WYNDHAM LEADING THE WAY IN RECORD LOW AMBULANCE AND SURGERY WAIT TIMES

Ambulances are responding faster to life-threatening emergencies in the City of Wyndham, while elective surgery waiting lists are at record lows. The latest performance data released today shows the Andrews Labor Government’s major health funding boosts and reforms to Victoria’s ambulance system are delivering big..