Fifty-one brave young Victorians have been honoured today for their heroic and life-saving actions in the face of an emergency at the 13th annual Junior Triple Zero Hero Awards. Tim Pallas MP has congratulated Ikran Hassan & Joshua Fernandes and an anonymous young resident..
Archives for May, 2017
The 2017/18 Fire Services Property Levy, in place to fund the State’s vital fire services, will collect the same amount as in 2016/17. This will mean Victorian property owners in each land use category will on average contribute the same – or in some cases..
Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations..
The Andrews Labor Government’s expanded School Breakfast Clubs have now served more than two million meals across Victoria – giving children from families in need in Werribee a brighter and healthier start to the day. Since the launch of the program at the start..
Students in Wyndham area are a step closer to getting a brand new Tech School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Werribee Tim Pallas, Member for Altona Jill Hennessy and Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller today released..
Consultations for the Andrews Labor Government’s Carer Statement are underway, to outline how we can best support and recognise carers in our local community. These consultations are happening all across the state in coming weeks to gather the views of people responsible for providing valuable..
The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to work toward a Victoria free from family violence, with a significant boost in funding for community groups and organisations across the state. Minister for the Prevention of Violence Fiona Richardson today announced a further $1.2 million for the..
The Andrews Labor Government is creating a new body dedicated to improving gender equality to ensure all women and girls can play the sports they love. Speaking at the Government’s inaugural Female Friendly Facilities Symposium at the MCG today, Minister for Sport John Eren announced..
The Andrews Labor Government today announced that Protective Services Officers (PSOs) will be given new powers to target anti-social behaviour and crime, with legislation being introduced into Parliament this week. PSOs will be given a range of additional powers including the power to arrest a..
The strength of Victoria’s jobs growth continues right across the state, with more than 15,000 regional Victorians finding a new job in the three months to April 2017, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Further cementing Victoria as the..
The Andrews Labor Government is providing support to make sure young people at risk of disadvantage in Werribee can continue their education and face a brighter future. Applications open today for a $1,100 Victorian Government scholarship, to students who live in public or community housing,..
Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas has put the call out to the Werribee electorate’s live music venues to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to support sound proofing and sound reduction projects. Applications are now open for the second round of the Victorian Government’s..
Sport clubs in Werribee will be able to compete against the best of best thanks to a $1500 Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas today announced that the Italian Sports Club of Werribee (Werribee City FC) and Wyndham Track and Field..
Reflecting the unprecedented investment in Victorian infrastructure led by the Andrews Labor Government, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today shows the value of Victorian construction work done over the past year grew by the highest of all states. The value of building work done..
The Turnbull Government this morning confirmed that it is ripping off Victorians when it comes to funding vital infrastructure. Giving testimony at Senate Budget Estimates hearings this morning, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development confirmed that the recent federal budget does not include a..
Small business operators in the Werribee and Hoppers Crossing areas will be able to access free mentoring, support and government business services. The Andrews Labor Government doubled its mobile support for small business in 2015, with a second Small Business Bus delivering valuable advice..
Victoria continues to lead the nation in jobs growth, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today confirming the highest monthly growth in job creation among the states. For the month of April, there were 18,600 new jobs created in Victoria, representing nearly half of..
The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of reading to children in the years before they start school as part of the annual Premiers’ Reading Challenge for the Early Years. Sharing books with your kids from the day they..