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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..

GIVING VICTORIAN KIDS THE BEST MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

The Andrews Labor Government will boost mental health and wellbeing support at Victorian schools, ensuring kids have access to a full suite of mental health tools to thrive at school and in life, as a key response to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health..

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR VICTORIAN TRAINING AWARDS

Outstanding individuals and organisations in the TAFE and training sector can now be nominated for the Victorian Training Awards 2022. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas encouraged Werribee locals to nominate for the prestigious event which is in its 68th year and recognises the achievements of..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WYNDHAM COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

I rise to update the house on one of the many ways that the Andrews Labor government is supporting growing communities, such as my electorate of Werribee. The Growing Suburbs Fund is an initiative of the Andrews government and one which has supported many important..

THOUSANDS MORE TAFE PLACES TO RESKILL AFTER THE PANDEMIC

More Victorians will have access to the skills they need for the job they want, with funding for an extra 10,000 places across the TAFE and training system for people looking to reskill after the pandemic and move into healthcare and other in-demand jobs. Member..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: SICK PAY GUARANTEE

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:13): It gives me great pleasure to talk about the Andrews Labor government’s continuing efforts to ensure that we reduce the harms of insecure work right across this state. Whether it be through the..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:14): This government’s landmark Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System estimated that the economic cost of poor mental health to Victoria is around $14.2 billion a year. That includes a cost of $1.9 billion a..

AUSTRALIAN-FIRST SICK PAY GUARANTEE FOR CASUAL WORKERS

Victorians in Werribee who work in casual or other insecure jobs will no longer be forced to choose between a day’s pay and looking after their health, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee. An Australian-first, the $245.6 million scheme will transform..

LOCAL VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED

The Andrews Labor Government is recognising the hard work of Victorians who selflessly give their time to the community by announcing the 2021 Volunteering Awards finalists. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced Parks Victoria, AMES Australia and Sikh Partnership as finalists in the Victorian Volunteer..

GETTING MORE VICTORIAN WOMEN INTO AUTOMOTIVE CAREERS

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring more Victorian women have the chance to pursue a meaningful career in automotive, through a new training partnership with Chisholm TAFE and local industry. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas encouraged women in Werribee to explore the exciting opportunities made..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: HARRY VAN MOORST

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:35): I rise to acknowledge to the house the passing of well-known local identity Harry van Moorst. Harry was a fervent advocate for the environment and many social justice issues. A faculty member of..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:24): It gives me pleasure to advise the house how Victoria is investing in reforms that put people and their wellbeing at the centre of service delivery. We know that early investment builds stronger,..

20 MILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS

Hundreds of thousands of Victorian students are now starting the school day with full stomachs, clearer minds and better moods, with the Andrews Labor Government’s School Breakfast Clubs program celebrating 20 million meals served. Wyndham MPs Tim Pallas, Jill Hennessy and Sarah Connolly today celebrated..

ONE YEAR ON: HUGE PROGRESS ON MENTAL HEALTH REFORM

One year after the historic delivery of the final report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, the Andrews Labor Government has made huge inroads into the landmark reform of the state’s mental health and wellbeing services, with work underway on more than..

WORK STARTS ON LITTLE RIVER PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

Better facilities are on their way for students at Little River Primary School with works commencing on an important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced works are underway at Little River Primary School to deliver a natural landscaped..

UPGRADING LOCAL SCHOOLS BRICK BY BRICK

Students at Manor Lakes P-12 College will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading their school. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced that a builder had been appointed to build Manor Lakes P-12 College’s $935,000 upgrade,..

MORE RESPITE AND JOB SUPPORT FOR CARERS

Unpaid carers in Werribee will receive additional respite opportunities, supporting their vital roles of caring for vulnerable loved ones during the pandemic. Thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, 55 respite projects will share in $9.5 million of additional funding. The funding will see more opportunities..

$250 POWER SAVING BONUS EXTENDED UNTIL 30 JUNE

The Victorian Government is extending the popular $250 Power Saving Bonus payment to support more vulnerable households doing it tough with energy bills. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said that the extension would provide crucial financial support for eligible households who have yet to receive..