DELIVERING STRONGER HEALTH SERVICES FOR SOUTH-WEST VICTORIA

The Victorian Government is ensuring people living in south-west Victoria have access to the world-class care they deserve close to home. Nearly 80 rural and regional hospitals, community health services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations will share in $120 million from the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF) – creating hundreds of jobs. Labor Member…

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COASTAL COMMUNITIES SHARE IN COASTCARE FUNDING

Community and non-profit groups along the Victoria’s south-west coast will share in nearly $610,000 statewide funding from the Victorian Government’s Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced funding is being provided to seven community and non-profit groups in south-west Victoria.  Grant recipients include: Apollo Bay Ocean Care –…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (15:11): I am pleased to update the chamber on the work underway to revive Aboriginal languages across Victoria. Preserving and reviving Aboriginal languages should be core business for any government. We cannot change the past, but we can work hard to right the…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY VICTORIA

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (15:31): I recently announced an incredible project that is being funded under the Andrews Labor government’s Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund. With our $6.7 million investment in Swinburne’s Medical Technology Victoria, or MedTechVic, we are supporting the development of high-tech solutions to everyday…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: VICTORIAN SKILLS AUTHORITY

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (15:21): Today I am proud to speak on the Victorian Skills Authority, which was established in July to build on this government’s significant achievements in skills and training and job creation. The VSA was a key recommendation of the Skills for Victoria’s Growing…

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FIREARMS AND OTHER ACTS AMENDMENT BILL 2021

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (22:07): I thank members for their contributions tonight in what is an important debate and for highlighting the importance of firearm safety as well as the benefits of other reforms that the government is wanting to introduce. Members have spoken about the importance…

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TAFE FUNDING

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (15:03) I thank Mr Meddick for his support of TAFE and free TAFE in particular. It is great to have genuine champions of the TAFE system in the chamber, Mr Meddick. Can I say that what is being proposed here has been based on a…

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JUNE BRADBURY AND MERLE MITCHELL

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) Incorporated pursuant to order of Council of 7 September: Today I rise to pay tribute to two extraordinary women who have contributed so much to the people and communities of Victoria and have sadly passed away: June Bradbury, OAM, 19 June 1964 to 3 September…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: WOMEN IN APPRENTICESHIPS

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (15:08): Every Victorian should have the chance to get a job that they want, no matter their background, identity or gender. That is why I was proud to launch the $5 million Women in Apprenticeships initiative last week. It will remove barriers for women…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TAFE FUNDING

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (15:07): Free TAFE has been an incredible success since its commencement in 2019. So many Victorians have accessed free TAFE since it began—over 93 000 Victorians, in fact. Free TAFE is building the pipeline of skilled workers that we need for our hospitals, for our…

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TIERNEY ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER ACTION GRANTS

Community groups across south west Victoria have shared in over $231,200 in funding as part of the Community Volunteer Action Grants program, aimed at supporting communities and community organisations and volunteers across Victoria. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the seven successful grant recipients in Victoria’s south west, providing funding to a…

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UPGRADED FACILITIES FOR HAWKESDALE P12 COLLEGE NOW COMPLETE

Hawkesdale students now have better school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Hawkesdale P12 College’s upgrade to create an all-weather outdoor learning and recreation space has now been completed. The Labor Government provided $30,120 to go towards the works through the Victorian…

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