KIDS IN WESTERN VICTORIA TO EMBRACE NATURE WITH EXPANDED BUSH KINDERS

Children in the Corangamite shire will have the chance to learn and play in the great outdoors, thanks to an expansion of bush kinder programs by the Allan Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 6 local kindergartens – Child’s Play Torquay, Cobden & District Kindergarten, Simpson & District Kindergarten, Torquay’s Good…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: SOUTH WEST TAFE

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (12:30): Free TAFE has changed lives throughout Victoria. It has provided quality education and skills and training so that people get the qualifications for a great career. This was absolutely on show when I recently visited South West…

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SUPPORTING COMMUNITY RECOVERY AFTER VICTORIAN FLOODS

The Albanese and Andrews Labor Governments are supporting Victorian communities to restore treasured recreation areas and facilities damaged by the floods in October and November 2022. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, the Federal and State Governments have provided more than $11.8 million to…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: AUSTRALIAN GRAINS GENEBANK

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (12:05): I am pleased to update the house on how the Andrews Labor government is supporting our agriculture sector to meet the challenges of a changing climate. Recently I had the pleasure of being in Horsham to announce a…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: DRINK VICTORIAN

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (12:39): Victoria makes some of the best drinks in the world. Last night I was delighted to host Drink Victorian, an event promoting our fabulous drink producers. The Drink Victorian program supports venues to increase their range of…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ANIMAL WELFARE

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (14:14): Animal welfare is a priority of the Andrews Labor government. That is why over the last month we have delivered Victoria’s first ever pet census to help shape the future of animal welfare and ensure pet owners…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: DAIRY INDUSTRY

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (12:22): I rise today to highlight the remarkable achievements of two groundbreaking dairy research programs, DairyBio and DairyFeedbase. These programs were established through a partnership between Agriculture Victoria, Dairy Australia and the Gardiner Foundation and have made significant contributions…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: NATIONAL CENTRE FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (12:25): Today I would like to highlight the important work of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, NCVER. They are internationally recognised for their strategic research in education and training and their important and detailed analysis. Based…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: AGRICULTURE TRAINING

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (12:26): I am proud of the investment that this government makes in training and skills in the agriculture industry. We understand how important agriculture is to Victorians. Our investment is guided by strong research and sector engagement. In 2021…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TAFE FUNDING

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (12:26): Since 2014 the Andrews Labor government has invested $4 billion into TAFE, skills and higher education, and the 2023–24 budget further reinforces our commitment to quality by investing over $500 million in TAFE and the training system. This budget…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (12:08): I am pleased to update the chamber on how the Andrews Labor government is supporting more Victorians to train for highly skilled jobs. Recently I attended the Heidelberg campus of Melbourne Polytechnic to open their new $3.2…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TIMBER INDUSTRY

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (12:19): Today I would like to acknowledge the challenges faced by Victoria’s native timber workers. For three years there has not been stable native timber supply in this state due to increasing severe bushfires, sustained legal action and decisions…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: AGRICULTURE TRAINING

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (12:15): I am pleased to update the chamber on how the Andrews Labor government is supporting agriculture colleges and our emerging young farmers, agriscientists and agribusiness owners. Recently I visited the University of Melbourne’s Dookie agriculture campus to…

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MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WESTERN VICTORIA REGION SCHOOLS

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (09:58): I rise today in Education Week to celebrate some fantastic events in my electorate marking 151 years of public education in this state. Foremost is the near completion of the new state-of-the-art facilities at the Terang College…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: AGRICULTURE SECTOR SUPPORT

GAYLE TIERNEY (Western Victoria – Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Agriculture) (13:30): I am pleased to inform the house that the government is providing additional support for farmers impacted by the March hailstorm which impacted farmers in the City of Greater Shepparton and Yarra Ranges local government areas. This…

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