Posts tagged "Families"

10-Year Plan on Family Violence

After receiving the Family Violence Royal Commission, we promised we’d get on with delivering the Ten Year Plan. Today, we are delivering on that promise. It’s a Plan that provides a pathway for implementing every Royal Commission recommendation. And it’s a Plan that will outlive this term of government, and the one after, and the […]

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Nardella welcomes Early Childhood Funding

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering up to $83.7 million over four years to support the implementation of improved educator-to-child ratios. The Government is providing workforce incentives and scholarships, and minor capital grants to increase room sizes and accommodate additional kindergarten places. Locally, in 2016 33 new jobs were created to ensure that kids across […]

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Local MP & Council welcome playground funding for Melton

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins and Member for Melton Don Nardella today announced a $271,000 boost to upgrade one of Melton’s largest parks, Fraser Street Reserve. Ms Hutchins said this project will help ensure Melton has the facilities and services the community needs. The works seek to improve the natural features and will include […]

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No more excuses: The time to fix our broken family violence system is now

Family violence victims will be at the heart of the Government’s implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Melton MP, Don Nardella MLA has today welcomed the report and vowed to be a strong advocate for victims and survivors. Mr Nardella said the The Andrews Labor Government would implement all the […]

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Family Violence Pet Support Boost

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s breaking down the barriers of family violence through a program to provide shelter for the pets of women and children as they escape family violence. Perpetrators of family violence often use threats of violence against the family pet as leverage over their […]

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Nardella attacks kinder cuts

The Member for Melton Don Nardella has attacked the Abbott government asking it must rule out funding cuts to Victorian kindergartens that would see families lose 15 hours of kinder a week for their children. Mr Nardella said: Leaked details from the Abbott Government’s Federation Green Paper have revealed the Liberals’ plans to walk away […]

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Nardella welcomes children’s Zoo access funding

The Member for Member for Melton Don Nardella MLA has welcomed Premier Daniel Andrews and minister for Environment, Lisa Neville’s, joint announcement that funding will be provided to ensure more Victorian families can have a fun and affordable day out at Melbourne Zoo. Mr Andrews announced: That the upcoming 2015-16 State Budget will provide $5.8 […]

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Free whooping cough vaccine for parents

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed news that expectant parents and parents of newborns in Melton & Moorabool will be able to receive the whooping cough vaccine for free from 1 June 2015. Announced during World Immunisation Week, the Parents’ Whooping Cough Vaccination Program will be available to all pregnant women from […]

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No more fees for basic camping in our regional national parks

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MP, today confirmed that unfair basic camping fees enforced by the previous Coalition Government at numerous Victorian camping sites will be scrapped. Mr Nardella said: The fees imposed under the Coalition made camping expensive for families, affected school camps and buried Parks Victoria in red tape. From now on, […]

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Labor will safeguard veterans’ and families’ welfare

The Member for Melton Don Nardella MLA, has supported the Andrews Labor Government’s funding of veterans and their families; to get the help and support they deserve through the RSL with $400,000 state funding for veteran welfare programs. Mr Nardella said: The RSL provides for the sick, needy or wounded who served our country, as […]

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