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New Court Dog “Kiki” To Support Children Giving Evidence

8th February 2021 A program that provides vulnerable witnesses giving evidence in court extra support by having a four-legged friend by their side is being expanded by the Andrews Labor Government. Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes today welcomed Kiki as the newest member of the Court Dog..

SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL CREATIVE SECTOR AND WORKERS

Wednesday, 4 February 2021 Victoria’s nation-leading creative industries will receive more support as creative workers and businesses continue to re-activate the sector with new projects and collaborations – including in Northern Victoria. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes is calling out to local creative workers..

NEW $250 POWER SAVING BONUS TO SUPPORT VULNERABLE VICTORIANS

Tuesday, 2 February 2021 Victorians from low-income households can now access a one-off $250 payment to help with their energy bills, thanks to the Victorian Government’s new Power Saving Bonus. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the new $250 Power Saving Bonus will be..

GRANTS TO BOOST COMMUNITY SAFETY NOW OPEN IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

Friday, 29th January 2021 Applications are now open for grants for councils and community groups to improve community safety by addressing the causes of crime and in their local communities. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes invited councils and not-for-profit organisations across Northern Victoria to..

BOOSTING FOOD RELIEF FOR THE BENALLA COMMUNITY

17th December 2020 The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening food relief services across Benalla, ensuring healthy food reaches Victorians in need. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced local organisation The Salvation Army Benalla have been successful with a grant of $20,000 as part of..

BUILDING & IMPROVING KINDERGARTENS FOR THE FUTURE

17th December 2020 The Andrews Labor Government is building and upgrading kindergartens across Victoria including in Avenel, and Nagambie – creating thousands of new kinder places and hundreds of jobs as Victoria rolls out funded universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced..

BOOSTING FOOD RELIEF FOR WODONGA AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES

17th December 2020 The Victorian Government is strengthening food relief services across Wodonga, ensuring healthy food reaches Victorians in need. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced local organisations Albury Wodonga Regional Food Share and Birralee Park Neighbourhood House will both receive grants of $75,000..

Agriculture And Climate Change Council Appointed

17th December 2020 A new ministerial advisory council has been appointed by the Andrews Labor Government to help the Victorian agriculture sector prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today met the nine new council members, with..

Setting Victorian Agriculture Up For Growth And Change

16th December 2020 The Andrews Labor Government is backing a bold new strategy for Victorian agriculture – helping the industry to grow in the face of constant change so it remains a cornerstone of the state’s economy and delivers better returns for farmers. Minister for..

Resilience Of Food And Fibre Sector Sees Record Exports

15th December 2020 Victoria’s food and fibre producers have beaten the odds to deliver a record $14.5 billion in exports for 2019-20, despite the challenges thrown at them by drought, bushfires and the global pandemic. Victoria is Australia’s largest food and fibre exporter, accounting for..

PROGRAM TO RECONNECT WODONGA WITH JOBS

Monday, 14th December 2020 Wodonga people will get the help they need to re-join the workforce as part of a $47 million expansion of the Reconnect program. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Wodonga Institute of TAFE will be one of 34 providers across..

PROGRAM TO RECONNECT NORTH EAST WITH JOBS

Monday, 14 December 2020 Northern Victorian people will get the help they need to re-join the workforce as part of a $47 million expansion of the Reconnect program. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced The Centre for Continuing Education Inc will be one of..

GRANTS OPEN TO HELP NORTHERN VICTORIAN SCHOOLS BUILD INCLUSION

14th December 2020 Northern Victorian schools will be able to build inclusive indoor and outdoor learning spaces as well as accessible playgrounds to support students with disabilities and additional needs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said Round 6..

Demand High As Regional Travel Vouchers Snapped Up

14th December 2020 Enthusiastic Victorians secured 30,000 vouchers for travel in regional Victoria in little more than half an hour today, in a win for summer holiday-makers, as well as businesses and workers around the state. The $200 vouchers were taken up in just 31..

Students‘ Creative Approach Spreads Farm Safety Message

14th December 2020 Victorian students have drawn on their creativity to send a clear message about the importance of safety on farms, contributing to a new safety campaign that will be rolled out state-wide. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes visited Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School..

More Vouchers To Support Travel In Regional Victoria

12th December 2020 New $200 travel vouchers will be made available to Victorians as a show of good faith after heavy demand for the initiative yesterday caused long delays for people planning summer trips to regional Victoria. Victorians will be able to seek to register..

More Vouchers To Support Travel In Regional Victoria

12th December 2020 New $200 travel vouchers will be made available to Victorians as a show of good faith after heavy demand for the initiative  caused long delays for people planning summer trips to regional Victoria. Victorians will be able to seek to register for..

NEW EQUIPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HEALTH SERVICES

Thursday, 10 December 2020 More patients will get the world-class care they deserve with the Andrews Labor Government giving hospitals across the state the latest life-saving medical equipment and upgrading vital infrastructure. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Alpine Health, Gateway Health and Northeast..