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NORTHERN VICTORIA PRESERVING THE LEGACY OF OUR VETERANS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the Northern Victoria community teach its young students about our Anzac story and World War I by supporting a new travelling roadshow. The Messenger Dogs - Tales of WWI puppet show follows the journey of Nell, Trick and Bullet - three dogs responsible for carrying messages between headquarters and the front line. Steve Herbert, Member for Northern Victoria, said the free puppet show is tailored to students from prep to grade six, telling tales of courage, determination and mateship that capture the hearts and minds of young Victorians. The 45 minute performance will come complete with an online education resource kit for primary schools to download. Each participating student will receive their own commemorative 1919 Children’s Peace Medal. All Victorians deserve an opportunity to connect with Australia’s wartime legacy, no matter their age or where they live. The Messenger Dogs - Tales of WWI puppet show follows the Anzac Centenary - Victoria’s Journey of Remembrance show, which has reached 35,000 Victorians in two years. The roadshow will be ready to tour from 22 August 2016 and expressions of interest to host the roadshow at your school can now be submitted online by visiting anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au. Queries can be sent to messengerdogs@dpc.vic.gov.au.   Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria, Steve Herbert: “Programs like these ensure that the stories of World War I are kept alive for future generations.” “The travelling roadshow is a unique take on World War I that will capture the hearts and minds of so many young Victorians.” “So many Victorians have a connection with war. This is a chance for tomorrow’s leaders to better connect with the moments that shaped our history.” “Australia has a proud wartime history, and it’s our duty to preserve our past for future generations to cherish.”

NORTHERN VICTORIA PRESERVING THE LEGACY OF OUR VETERANS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the Northern Victoria community teach its young students about our Anzac story and World War I by supporting a new travelling roadshow. The Messenger Dogs - Tales of WWI puppet show follows the journey of Nell, Trick and Bullet - three dogs responsible for carrying messages between headquarters and the front line. Steve Herbert, Member for Northern Victoria, said the free puppet show is tailored to students from prep to grade six, telling tales of courage, determination and mateship that capture the hearts and minds of young Victorians. The 45 minute performance will come complete with an online education resource kit for primary schools to download. Each participating student will receive their own commemorative 1919 Children’s Peace Medal. All Victorians deserve an opportunity to connect with Australia’s wartime legacy, no matter their age or where they live. The Messenger Dogs - Tales of WWI puppet show follows the Anzac Centenary - Victoria’s Journey of Remembrance show, which has reached 35,000 Victorians in two years. The roadshow will be ready to tour from 22 August 2016 and expressions of interest to host the roadshow at your school can now be submitted online by visiting anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au. Queries can be sent to messengerdogs@dpc.vic.gov.au.   Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria, Steve Herbert: “Programs like these ensure that the stories of World War I are kept alive for future generations.” “The travelling roadshow is a unique take on World War I that will capture the hearts and minds of so many young Victorians.” “So many Victorians have a connection with war. This is a chance for tomorrow’s leaders to better connect with the moments that shaped our history.” “Australia has a proud wartime history, and it’s our duty to preserve our past for future generations to cherish.”

$598,000 INVESTMENT IN MILDURA & $474,000 FOR SWAN HILL AS PART OF OUR CREATIVE STATE

Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Steve Herbert, today welcomed $598,000 funding to ensure Mildura receives more high quality arts and cultural experiences.  Mildura Arts Centre will receive a boost which will see more entertainment and opportunities for young and old in Mildura. The Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery and Swan Hill Performing Arts and Conference Centre will also receive a boost of $474,000. The Andrews Labor Government will invest $10 million over the next three years to 33 arts venues across regional Victoria through Creative Victoria’s Regional Partnerships program. Regional Victoria will benefit from a major investment in the state’s extensive network of regional art galleries and performing arts centres. This boost will ensure access to high quality arts and cultural experiences for communities across the state, increasing employment and tourism opportunities in regional Victoria and enable regional cultural facilities to leverage further investment and income. Seven of the venues will receive support to encourage more families throughout regional Victoria to be part of their work. The new program will see venues work closely with small Victorian communities to give locals a greater opportunity to experience the arts. Providing creative opportunities for young people is a strong focus, with Ballarat Art Gallery to host activities for toddlers and their parents and Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery to run creative workshops for local young people. Quotes attributable to the Member for Northern Victoria, Steve Herbert: “This funding will ensure our local venues maintain their crucial place at the heart of community life.” “This venue will have a significant economic and social contribution to their communities, their regions and to our creative state.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley “We want to ensure that all Victorians – no matter where they live – have the opportunity to unlock their creative potential and experience the benefits of creative activity.”      

$598,000 INVESTMENT IN MILDURA & $474,000 FOR SWAN HILL AS PART OF OUR CREATIVE STATE

Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Steve Herbert, today welcomed $598,000 funding to ensure Mildura receives more high quality arts and cultural experiences.  Mildura Arts Centre will receive a boost which will see more entertainment and opportunities for young and old in Mildura. The Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery and Swan Hill Performing Arts and Conference Centre will also receive a boost of $474,000. The Andrews Labor Government will invest $10 million over the next three years to 33 arts venues across regional Victoria through Creative Victoria’s Regional Partnerships program. Regional Victoria will benefit from a major investment in the state’s extensive network of regional art galleries and performing arts centres. This boost will ensure access to high quality arts and cultural experiences for communities across the state, increasing employment and tourism opportunities in regional Victoria and enable regional cultural facilities to leverage further investment and income. Seven of the venues will receive support to encourage more families throughout regional Victoria to be part of their work. The new program will see venues work closely with small Victorian communities to give locals a greater opportunity to experience the arts. Providing creative opportunities for young people is a strong focus, with Ballarat Art Gallery to host activities for toddlers and their parents and Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery to run creative workshops for local young people. Quotes attributable to the Member for Northern Victoria, Steve Herbert: “This funding will ensure our local venues maintain their crucial place at the heart of community life.” “This venue will have a significant economic and social contribution to their communities, their regions and to our creative state.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley “We want to ensure that all Victorians – no matter where they live – have the opportunity to unlock their creative potential and experience the benefits of creative activity.”      

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR NORTHERN VICTORIAN HOSPITALS

The Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million funding boost to buy the latest advances in medical equipment and modern engineering infrastructure for Victorian hospitals is now open for applications. Member for Northern Victoria, Steve Herbert, today urged health services in Northern Victoria to apply for a share in the $35 million Medical Equipment Replacement Program and the $25 million Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program. The Labor Government is ensuring all Victorians can access the high quality care and facilities they deserve, no matter where they live, and this means funding the latest state-of-the-art medical equipment. The Medical Equipment Replacement Program supports hospitals to replace ageing life-saving pieces of medical equipment with the cutting edge technology to improve patient outcomes. These could include the latest model CT scanners, x-ray rooms, MRI units, gamma cameras and angiography units. Meanwhile, the Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program will enable hospitals to replace ageing heating and air conditioning systems and nurse call communication systems, as well as upgrading electrical, water and fire services and lifts. All Victorian acute public hospitals are eligible to apply. The Victorian Budget 2016/17 delivered an extra $2.45 billion for health so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure, and keep Victorians healthy. The Labor Government’s record investment will enable hospitals will be able to admit an extra 79,000 patients, treat an extra 43,000 patients in emergency departments across the state. Further information is available at www.health.vic.gov.au/med-equip. Applications close on August 5. Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria, Steve Herbert: “We’re putting patients first and turning around our health system so more patients can be treated sooner, closer to home.” “Our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job. We’re supporting them by giving them the latest medical equipment they need to do what they do best – which is keeping us healthy and saving lives.” “I urge health services in Northern Victoria to apply now for these vital grant programs that ensure patients across Victoria can access safe and reliable health facilities and the very best care.”

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR NORTHERN VICTORIAN HOSPITALS

The Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million funding boost to buy the latest advances in medical equipment and modern engineering infrastructure for Victorian hospitals is now open for applications. Member for Northern Victoria, Steve Herbert, today urged health services in Northern Victoria to apply for a share in the $35 million Medical Equipment Replacement Program and the $25 million Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program. The Labor Government is ensuring all Victorians can access the high quality care and facilities they deserve, no matter where they live, and this means funding the latest state-of-the-art medical equipment. The Medical Equipment Replacement Program supports hospitals to replace ageing life-saving pieces of medical equipment with the cutting edge technology to improve patient outcomes. These could include the latest model CT scanners, x-ray rooms, MRI units, gamma cameras and angiography units. Meanwhile, the Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program will enable hospitals to replace ageing heating and air conditioning systems and nurse call communication systems, as well as upgrading electrical, water and fire services and lifts. All Victorian acute public hospitals are eligible to apply. The Victorian Budget 2016/17 delivered an extra $2.45 billion for health so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure, and keep Victorians healthy. The Labor Government’s record investment will enable hospitals will be able to admit an extra 79,000 patients, treat an extra 43,000 patients in emergency departments across the state. Further information is available at www.health.vic.gov.au/med-equip. Applications close on August 5. Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria, Steve Herbert: “We’re putting patients first and turning around our health system so more patients can be treated sooner, closer to home.” “Our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job. We’re supporting them by giving them the latest medical equipment they need to do what they do best – which is keeping us healthy and saving lives.” “I urge health services in Northern Victoria to apply now for these vital grant programs that ensure patients across Victoria can access safe and reliable health facilities and the very best care.”

NORTHERN VICTORIA REMEMBERS THE WESTERN FRONT

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the Northern Victoria community commemorate the centenary anniversary of the beginning of the Western Front campaign.

 

SHADE GRANTS PROVIDING PROTECTION

Northern Victorian schools have received an Andrews Labor Government grant for some much needed protection from harmful UV radiation by installing sun shade around their...

SHADE GRANTS PROVIDING PROTECTION

Northern Victorian schools have received an Andrews Labor Government grant for some much needed protection from harmful UV radiation by installing sun shade around their...

GENDER EQUALITY ROADSHOW HITS THE HIGHWAY

Minister for Women, Fiona Richardson, today embarks on a statewide tour to help set the Andrews Labor Government’s blueprint for gender equality in Victoria.

HAVE YOUR SAY ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT REVIEW

Community and stakeholder engagement sessions are now underway across Victoria as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s review of the Local Government Act.

HEALTH CARE INFORMATION ONLINE

The Better Health Channel has recently launched a services and support section, to help Victorians navigate their healthcare system.

HEALTH CARE INFORMATION ONLINE

The Better Health Channel has recently launched a services and support section, to help Victorians navigate their healthcare system.