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SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY

Thursday, 22 July 2021 More students with disability will receive the support they need to learn, contribute and participate in their schools and classrooms, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the following schools – along with all government..

New Mental Health Coaching Service For North East Victoria

14th July 2021 Victorians living in North East Victoria seeking support for their mental health and well-being will be able to be cared for in their own communities, thanks to a new mental health coaching service developed by Beyond Blue and supported by the Andrews..

HABITAT PLANTING TO PROTECT ENDANGERED REGENT HONEYEATER

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with a north-east Victorian all-abilities team to create a habitat for the endangered Regent Honeyeater species on the Hume Freeway road reserve. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said 9,000 trees, shrubs and ground covers..

BIRALLEE PARK PRECINCT SCORES HOCKEY AND BMX PAVILION

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 Wodonga’s largest multi sport venue Birallee Park is set to get even bigger with a new hockey and BMX pavilion on the way thanks to an investment of $1.65 million from the Victorian Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today..

SUPPORTING WORKERS TO MAKE A MOVE TO REGIONAL VICTORIA

Thursday, 8 July 2021 The Andrews Labor Government is backing businesses and industries in the state’s north east to attract critical workers through new investments to tackle housing shortages and other barriers to regional workforce attraction. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today announced a..

PLANTATION TIMBER TRANSFORMED INTO INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

Wednesday, 7 July 2021 Benalla’s Ryan and McNulty Sawmills will use plantation timber to produce pine beams for construction and housing markets, backed by funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The Benalla Sawmill has received $100,000 in funding from the Victorian Timber Innovation Fund -with..

Yackandandah Leads Charge On Clean Energy

8th Jul 2021 Yackandandah is one step closer to being powered by 100 per cent renewable energy with a new community battery and microgrid, made possible by more than $550,000 from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today..

New Appointments To Anti-Corruption Watchdog

7th Jul 2021 The Andrews Labor Government has appointed two new Deputy Commissioners to the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) – further strengthening the agency’s vital oversight role. The new Deputy Commissioners Kylie Kilgour and Stephen Farrow both have extensive experience within the justice and..

Former High Court Judge Appointed As Special Investigator

30th June 2021 The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to deliver on the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants with the appointment of a Special Investigator. Former Judge of the High Court, Justice Geoffrey Nettle AC QC will take up..

PRIZE ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO REFLECT ON SERVICE OF VETERANS

Thursday, 24 June 2021 Victorian students in Years 9-11 across Northern Victoria are eligible to win $2,500 as they learn about Australian service people and their history through the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize. The annual competition run by the Victorian Government aims to build..

A CHANCE TO GET MORE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

Thursday, 24 June 2021 The Victorian Government is calling for businesses, councils and community organisations to install electric vehicle charging stations across the state, with $5 million in funding to expand Victoria’s network of fast-chargers – including chargers that give electric vehicles enough power to..

New Court Appointments To Ease Backlog

22nd Jun 2021 The Victorian Government has appointed four judges to the County Court of Victoria, while also appointing a new Coroner in a move that will finalise more cases and ease pressure on the justice system. Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes congratulated David Ryan on his..

FUNDING AWARDED TO BOOST COMMUNITY SAFETY

Monday, 21 June 2021 Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced The Centre for Continuing Education would receive $300,000 funding to deliver a pilot program that will provide an intensive case management, therapeutic and education approach to support education and employment pathways for young people…

SUPPORTING BENALLA VETERANS TO THRIVE

Friday, 18 June 2021 The Victorian Government is helping ensure veterans and their families have access to energy efficient, modern and accessible facilities, helping them connect with the community and enjoy civilian life. Almost 30 projects across Victoria are sharing $800,000 thanks to the latest..

GRANTS OPEN FOR CHILDREN’S WEEK CELEBRATIONS

Friday, 18 June 2021 Victorian not-for-profit organisations and local councils can apply for grants of up to $1,000 to host an event during Children’s Week 2021, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today invited eligible organisations in Northern Victoria..