BOOST FOR KINDER PLANNING IN WARRNAMBOOL

Our littlest learners in Warrnambool are going to get the best possible start to life with improved kindergarten infrastructure, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood and Pre-Prep Ingrid Stitt and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative successfully secured $150,000 in Building Blocks Planning Grants to put…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: WORLDSKILLS COMPETITION

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:25): Today I am very pleased to advise the chamber that Victoria will host the 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Championships. WorldSkills is the nation’s largest trades and skills competition and gives hundreds of apprentices, trainees and students the chance to showcase their talents across…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TAFE GIPPSLAND

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:23): I would like to highlight another outstanding development in the support of TAFE students and regional communities that occurred last week at TAFE Gippsland, Lakes Entrance. This campus is home to a state-of-the-art marine research and education centre. It focuses on providing training…

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MORE JOBS AND WORKER HOUSING IN PORTLAND

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Portland to create more jobs across a diverse range of industries, while providing the housing workers need through the newly opened Portland Diversification Fund. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the $7.5 million Fund is open for applications as part of the $17.4 million Portland Economic Diversification…

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STRONGER AGRICULTURE EDUCATION FOR WESTERN VICTORIA STUDENTS

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s agriculture workforce of the future, with an extra investment in agriculture education in secondary schools supporting more students to embark on a career in the primary industries. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced applications are now open for the Labor Government’s $5.5 million Secondary…

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BANNOCKBURN TIGERS TO ROAR AT NEW NETBALL PAVILION

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Bannockburn and district netballers with the redevelopment of a new female friendly pavilion at the town’s Victoria Park. Member for Geelong, Christine Couzens and Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today visited Bannockburn Football and Netball Club to formally announce a $1.1 million contribution towards the project which will…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:28): Today is an important day, National Sorry Day, a day when we acknowledge the strength of stolen generations survivors. It is a day to ensure that we never lose sight of the importance of healing, focusing on strong future and the significance…

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AGRICULTURE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2022

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (11:19): I thank members for their contributions on this bill so far, which will support Victoria’s agriculture industry and help safeguard food security, food safety and access to export markets which are vital to the state’s economy. Ms Bath discussed some questions which have…

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MEMBERS STATEMENT: PORTARLINGTON FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) Incorporated pursuant to order of Council of 7 September 2021: This week Portarlington Demons Football Netball Club are hosting their inaugural Indigenous round, during National Reconciliation Week 2022. The AFL of course celebrates a Dreamtime round each year, where players wear unique jumpers and…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: APPRENTICESHIPS VICTORIA

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:23): I am incredibly proud to update the chamber on the important role that Apprenticeships Victoria plays in supporting apprentices and trainees to achieve qualifications that are a career passport for life. This government is absolutely committed to ensuring that apprentices and trainees…

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