Refurbishing Kinders in Burwood and across Southern Metro

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 kindergarten grants round. It includes Alfred Road Kindergarten and the Craig Family Centre – which are just two of 451 Victorian kinders to …

Biggest ever shake up to target violent crime

Victoria’s largest ever suite of legislative measures will be introduced today to crackdown on serious offenders, toughen sentences for serious and violent crimes, and increase consequences for young offenders, as the Andrews Labor Government takes further steps to keep the community safe. The Bail Amendment …

Cheaper, simpler and fairer Public Transport for kids

The Andrews Labor Government is making it cheaper, simpler and fairer for children to travel on public transport. From today, the age at which a child must start carrying a myki will be lifted from four to five, saving parents the expense and hassle of getting their child a ticket before they’ve even started …

10 Year Plan to end Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver landmark reforms to protect women and children, with the release of a 10 Year Plan to end family violence. Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change details how the Labor Government will deliver the 227 recommendations made by Australia’s first Royal …

Showcasing the world’s great cats at the Melbourne Zoo

The Andrews Labor Government is building a new facility at the Melbourne Zoo for Himalayan Snow Leopards and Sumatran Tigers. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio was at the Zoo today to release designs for the $9 million Leopard Ridge facility, which will offer visitors a rare insight into the lives of …

Four new schools for Melbourne’s inner city families

More than 5,000 new student places will be created for Melbourne families, with a further three new primary schools and a high school to be built in the inner city. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley today released the Docklands School Provision Review and Stage 2 of the …

Better Digital Learning on the cards for young children

Young Victorian children will have better access to technology to support their education and build important skills and knowledge thanks to an investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today launched the Small Bytes card deck, which helps early childhood …

Local charity helping more families thanks to tech

Melbourne’s St Kilda Mums and their regional sister organisations in Geelong and Ballarat have been globally recognised as a tech leader in the not-for-profit sector after being named the 2016 Not-for-Profit of the Year by US app powerhouse Canvas. The ‘Mums’ use the Canvas business app to help them in their …