PROGRAM FUNDING A BOOST FOR HAWKESDALE P-12 COLLEGE

Hawkesdale P-12 College will receive funding from the Accessible Buildings Program, to improve school facilities and infrastructure that supports students and staff with disabilities, thanks to the Victorian Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that Hawkesdale P-12 College has been allocated funding from the Accessible Buildings Program to promote inclusive learning…

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NATURE AND COMMUNITY GROUPS IN SOUTH WEST VICTORIA BENEFIT FROM VOLUNTEERING INNOVATION FUND

Volunteers and community groups along Victoria’s south west will share in funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s Volunteering Innovation Fund. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, today congratulated Birdlife Australia, Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Network and Nature Glenelg Trust on receiving a grant from the $2 million fund to support their conservation projects. The…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: VICTORIAN HYDROGEN HUB

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (11:39:019:): Two weeks ago I joined Minister D’Ambrosio and Steve Dimopoulos in Clayton to announce the Andrews government’s $10 million investment in the Victorian Hydrogen Hub. This grant, which was awarded to Swinburne University of Technology, is the government’s latest investment in the university…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: APPRENTICESHIP TRADE PAPERS

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:08): I rise today to discuss this government’s commitment to apprentices and the value of an apprenticeship. Members will be aware that in this year’s budget we are investing over $33 million in the Big Build apprenticeship program and almost $20 million in growing apprenticeships.…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ABORIGINAL EDUCATION FUNDING

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:15): In 2016 the Andrews Labor government proudly released Marrung, our 10-year Aboriginal education plan. Marrung’s vision is simple. We want a state where every Koori person achieves their potential, succeeds in life and feels strong in their cultural identity. We want Koori…

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VICTORIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY RECOVERY PROGRAM

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (10:19): 2020 was a tough year for our music industry, with many festivals and programs disrupted. In January I was pleased to be able to tell some of my constituents that they had received a really significant boost of over $155 000 for local…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: VICTORIAN HIGHER EDUCATION STATE INVESTMENT FUND

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (11:23): We know Victorian universities have been hit hard by the fallout of COVID. We also know what a critical role Victorian universities play in our economy and communities. That is why the Andrews government has established the $350 million Victorian Higher Education State Investment…

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INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES AT WARRNAMBOOL MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES

Health services across Victoria will receive capital grants to improve the safety for Victorians receiving treatment and care for mental illness, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that Warrnambool Base Hospital would receive $120,000 funding to address sexual safety risks. This funding is part of the $9.3…

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WORK STARTS ON COLAC SPECIALIST SCHOOL UPGRADE – ARCHITECT APPOINTED

Students at Colac Specialist School a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that Perkins Architects has been appointed to design the school’s $15,443,000.00 million relocation and upgrade. The scope…

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