MORE EVENTS FOR YOUNG VICTORIANS

The Andrews Labor Government is providing a $25 million funding boost for youth programs, offering more opportunities for young people to reconnect with their communities as the state recovers from the pandemic. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that five organisations in Western Victoria will share in $10.2 million through the FReeZA…

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SPRUCING UP FORREST PRIMARY SCHOOL

As the school year draws to a close, the Andrews Labor Government is supporting Forrest Primary School to complete a small but vital upgrade through the Minor Capital Works Fund. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Forrest Primary School will share in more than $18.6 million to fast-track their highest priority project…

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A BIG BOOST FOR INCLUSION IN PORTLAND

Sensory play equipment, outdoor learning spaces and kitchen gardens are among a number of innovative school building projects the Andrews Labor Government is supporting, making sure every Victorian student has the opportunity to fully participate and succeed. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Portland Bay School will share in more than $6.6…

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UPGRADE WORKS FOR SCHOOLS IN WARRNAMBOOL AND ALLANSFORD NOW COMPLETE

Students in Victoria’s south west now have access to the first-rate school facilities they deserve with the Andrews Labor Government completing upgrades at Warrnambool Primary School and Allansford and District Primary School. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced works are now complete on Warrnambool Primary School’s minor works upgrade, which included the…

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PLAN FOR FUTURE OF TOWER HILL RELEASED

A plan for the future of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve near Warrnambool will secure one of Victoria’s most important conservation and cultural heritage areas for all to enjoy. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the release of the final Tower Hill Activation and Linkages Plan after a second round of community consultation received nearly 250 submissions. The Victorian…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TAFE DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:23): On the final sitting day of Parliament this year I am proud to rise to speak on the significant opportunities that have been created by the TAFE demonstration projects, which are delivering brilliant apprenticeship and training opportunities at the South West TAFE learning…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: OLIVINE PLACE

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:16): On Monday morning I had the great pleasure to officially open the shared space community centre at Olivine Place, Donnybrook, the first-ever growth area social planning tool partnership in Australia. Olivine Place is such an amazing place. I would encourage anyone to go…

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HELPING NEW VICTORIAN KIDS IN VICTORIA’S SOUTH WEST SETTLE INTO SCHOOL

Children arriving in Victoria’s south west with low levels of English will be supported to learn the language and integrate into mainstream schools, with the Victorian Government supporting English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers and multicultural education aides to help new arrivals feel at home. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: COVID-19 VACCINATION

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:07): Bevan Hirst is a fourth-year medical student at Deakin University in Geelong. He recently signed up to our frontline workforce to help get more jabs in Victorian arms. Nearly 600 Victorian university students just like Bevan have signed up since we announced a…

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MEMBERS STATEMENTS: REMEMBRANCE DAY

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) Incorporated pursuant to order of Council of 7 September: I was honoured to attend Portarlington’s Remembrance Day ceremony and pleased to have my staff attend services in other beautiful and diverse locations, like the Point Danger memorial wall in Torquay, and in Ballarat,…

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