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NORTHERN HEALTH FUNDING SLASHED UNDER TURNBULL’S HEALTH CUTS

Northern patients are missing out under the Federal Liberal Government’s health cuts. Northern Health stands to lose over $4 million dollars in next year’s funding because the Federal Liberal Government is refusing to pay more than $100 million it owes to Victorians. Despite conceding late..

VICTORIAN PARENTS REMINDED TO UPDATE KIDS’ JABS

Victorian parents returning from summer holidays are being urged to ensure their children are fully immunised before returning to childcare and school. Visiting Strathmore Children’s Centre today, Minister for Health and Acting Minister for Families and Children Jill Hennessy reminded parents of the Andrews Labor Government’s..

HOTSPOTS REVEALED AS KIDS IN CARS CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF

Local parents are being warned not to leave their children in cars this summer as new statistics reveal the top postcodes for ambulance call outs to help kids stuck in vehicles. Concerning new data shows Ambulance Victoria responded to 1,696 callouts across Victoria in the..

GETTING IT DONE: MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR VICTORIA’S LIBRARIES

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local libraries, with another $4.5 million in grants to help them flourish. Whittlesea City Council has received a $559,493 Living Libraries Infrastructure Program (LLIP) grant for a Mill Park library refurbishment. The 2017 LLIP will enable 13 councils across Melbourne..

BERTOCCHI EXPANSION TO CREATE MORE THAN 700 LOCAL JOBS

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a major expansion of Bertocchi Smallgoods that will create more than 700 new jobs in Victoria. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Bertocchi’s Thomastown factory today to announce support for its $46.7 million expansion to increase sales..

GETTING ON WITH BUILDING A SAFER COMMUNITY IN LALOR

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in upgrades to improve safety, cut down on crime and encourage more people to visit the May Road shopping centre. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced $200,000 in funding for the Whittlesea City Council’s Lalor CCTV Pilot. This..

GETTING IT DONE: REVITALISING THE THOMASTOWN PAVILION

The Andrews Labor Government will help redevelop the Thomastown Main Street Community Pavilion through a $2 million Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) grant. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny announced today that a new multi-faceted community facility will be constructed to provide additional club space for better..

SAVE ON ENERGY WITH VICTORIAN ENERGY COMPARE

The rising cost of energy is a big concern for Victorian households. Earlier this year, the Victorian Labor Government announced that an extra $1 million would be invested in the Victorian Energy Compare website to include cost-reflective and other innovative tariffs, to ensure that the..

EDGARS CREEK SECONDARY COLLEGE GETS FIRST PRINCIPAL

A principal has been appointed to lead Edgars Creek Secondary College as construction continues at the new school in Epping North. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced Joanne Camozzato as the first principal of the new $16.7 million school. Scheduled to open in 2018,..

WORK READY TO BEGIN ON O’HERNS ROAD UPGRADE

Drivers in Melbourne’s north are a step closer to a safer and less congested trip home, with work set to begin on the O’Herns Road Upgrade. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny has announced that Maca Civil Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to build..

VICTORIA’S TOP SUSTAINABILITY SCHOOLS NAMED

Congratulations to Epping Views Primary School and Rachel Zammit (St Monica’s College Epping) for being named finalists in Victoria’s biggest sustainability awards for schools. The finalists have been announced by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, ahead of the presentation ceremony in..

GREEN LIGHT FOR IMPROVED SAFETY AT BUSY LALOR INTERSECTION

Drivers in Lalor can look forward to safer and less congested journeys, with the Andrews Labor Government today switching on new traffic lights at the intersection of Dalton Road and Childs Road. Member for Mill Park, Lily D’Ambrosio joined Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today..

WORK BEGINS ON NEW WHITTLESEA TECH SCHOOL

Students in Whittlesea are a step closer to having a high-tech learning centre on their doorstep after construction started today on the Whittlesea Tech School. The Whittlesea Tech School, which will be hosted by Melbourne Polytechnic at its Epping campus, has been designed by ClarkeHopkinsClarke..

GREENER BUILDINGS HELP NORTHERN HEALTH SAVE ON ENERGY

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting solar power supplies to drive down energy costs at Northern Hospital and regional health services across Victoria. Minister for Finance Robin Scott, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny and Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio..

ANOTHER 80 POLICE AND PSOs JOIN THE FRONTLINE

The Andrews Labor Government’s record community safety investment continues at full speed, with another 80 police and Protective Services Officers (PSOs) graduating on 1 September 2017. The Police Academy is operating at full capacity – and this will continue for the next few years – ..

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS – SCHOOLCHILDREN WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES

Ms HALFPENNY (Thomastown) — (Question Number 12 529 on 2/5/17) Ms Halfpenny to ask the Minister for Education – My question is to the Minister for Education. A number of parents with children living with type 1 diabetes are very frustrated and upset that their children are struggling to fully participate in..