HELPING LOCAL CHILDREN GET THE MOST OUT OF KINDERGARTEN

Children in Terang, Timboon, Cobden and Skipton will be among almost 20,000 heading to kindergarten this year who will benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s Australian-first school readiness funding. All kindergartens in Corangamite Shire will receive a funding boost to engage with professional support such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists and language and literacy experts,…

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EDUCATION FUNDING

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:14:05): Thank you, and that is not what the budget paper says. In fact what we have is those on the opposite side being in absolute denial. They are the past masters of cuts. If you want to know about cuts, just go across…

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EDUCATION FUNDING

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:09:40): I am very pleased with the outcome for the skills and training, and higher education portfolios in last Monday’s budget. The fact of the matter is that there has been an additional $82 million provided in government-subsidised training. There is also an…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TAFE FUNDING

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:07:28): I rise to update the house on an additional two courses that will be added to Labor’s free TAFE course list as a result of Monday’s state budget. Next year the certificate III in early childhood education and care and the diploma…

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GUARDIANSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION BILL 2018

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (15:50:54): Throughout the course of this debate, in the other place as well as in some of the points made in this house, issues were raised that require some clarification. Firstly, on the subject of medical treatment decisions under the Medical Treatment Planning…

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BANNOCKBURN TIGERS SET TO ROAR WITH TWO NEW NETBALL COURTS

Bannockburn’s run-down and unsafe netball courts have been rebuilt to competition standard, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today officially opened the two courts, made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Labor Government’s Country Football and Netball Program. The Victoria Park Recreation Reserve…

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MORE FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR VICTORIA’S ENVIRONMENT VOLUNTEERS IN WESTERN VICTORIA

The Victorian Government has announced the opening of the 2019-2020 Victorian Landcare Grants for projects that protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment in Western Victoria. Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the $1.76 million grants program to support Landcare and other environmental volunteer groups. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle…

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OPEN COURTS AND OTHER ACTS AMENDMENT BILL 2019

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (17:21:42): Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for their contributions in this debate this afternoon. Suppression orders in courts are generally used at points that are very distressing for people, and I think that with everyone’s contributions today we have been able…

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