aArchives for May, 2015

Archives for May, 2015

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Returning To Work An Important Part Of The Recovery Process

The Andrews Labor Government is pleased to announce that this weekend, WorkSafe will launch a major public awareness campaign to highlight the key roles many Victorians play in helping injured workers get back to work. The ability to return to work after sustaining an injury..

Relocation Of Worksafe To Geelong Moves Forward

Minister for Finance, Robin Scott, has announced that WorkSafe will tomorrow call expressions of interest to design and build its new Geelong head office. The Andrews Labor Government is committed to the full relocation of WorkSafe’s head office to Geelong, with the opening of expressions..

Diversity Capital Gets New Indian Cultural Precinct

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget will provide $500,000 to establish an Indian Cultural Precinct. The Indian Cultural Precinct will recognise the important contribution the Indian community makes to Victoria. It will further strengthen Victoria’s reputation as the multicultural capital of Australia, and will be a place..

SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN NEED WITH SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS

Children from disadvantaged families will get a brighter and healthier start to the school day thanks to a $13.7 million breakfast program in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.  The Andrews Labor Government’s Breakfast Clubs program will feed up to 25,000 kids in 500 of Victoria’s most..

Badge Of Approval For New WorkSafe Inspectors

Twenty new inspectors have today joined the ranks of WorkSafe Victoria after graduating from an intensive training and coaching program. The graduates, who will be assigned to locations in Melbourne and across regional Victoria, will take up positions within WorkSafe’s health and safety and return..

Budget Supports Young Victorians To Be Their Best

The future of the Centre for Multicultural Youth and its offices in Ballarat and Morwell has been secured by the Andrews Labor Government’s first Budget. Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott, confirmed today that the Victorian Budget..

A Welcoming And Harmonious Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $74 million to bolster multicultural affairs and social cohesion as well as ensuring Victorians of all backgrounds feel at home. Victoria leads Australia in multicultural affairs and social cohesion. We embrace, respect and celebrate our diversity, because it makes..

Labor Government Upgrades Beth Weizmann Community Centre

The Andrews Labor Government has provided $500,000 in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget to upgrade security at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre in Caulfield, which houses Jewish community organisations. Owned and operated by the Zionist Council of Australia, the centre is used weekly by 24 Jewish..

Working Together To Tackle Threats And Strengthen Harmony

The Andrews Labor Government has allocated $25 million over four years to develop a whole of community approach to enhance social cohesion and community resilience to counter all forms of violent extremism. A Taskforce led by Deputy Premier James Merlino will be established with ministers..