Posted on 14. Sep, 2015 .
Schools in Clarinda will share in more than $550,000 of extra funding in 2016 as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to make Victoria the Education State. It’s all part of our plan to help kids learn, give parents confidence and provide the resources that teachers need. Under the plan, every single student in […]
Posted on 07. Sep, 2015 by admin.
Construction of the new $250 million Monash Children’s Hospital has reached a significant milestone, with the building reaching its full height. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, and local Members of Parliament today celebrated the building’s ‘topping out’ milestone by signing a beam which will be installed in the state-of-the-art hospital in Melbourne’s […]
The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on another key election commitment, to support international students in Victoria. Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert today launched the International Student Welfare Grants, a $4 million Labor Government program to support organisations who work with international students. The new program will run over four years and will […]
The Andrews Labor Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the rail manufacturing industry, with the Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) officially opening its doors in Dandenong today. The Rail Manufacturing CRC will address global competition in the rail industry, improve rail rolling stock and infrastructure, develop rail technologies and manufacturing processes and refine national […]
Posted on 20. Jul, 2015 by admin.
Nominations are underway for the prestigious Ambulance Service Medal, which is awarded every year by the Governor General as part of the Australia Day Honours List. The medal was established in 1999 to recognise meritorious and distinguished service of Australia’s ambulance organisations, volunteers and auxiliary members. “Our local paramedics really are heroes,” Member for Clarinda, […]
The Andrews Labor Government is providing $450,000 for a new grants program, so multicultural media outlets across Victoria can upgrade equipment and technology. The grants will enable media outlets to upgrade their equipment to meet modern technology standards, ensuring the delivery of high-quality news and information to more readers, listeners and viewers. The Andrews Labor […]
While Tony Abbott tries to shut down Australia’s wind industry and take the country backwards, Premier Daniel Andrews visited the Ararat wind farm to inspect its $450 million expansion – a project that will boost the local economy and Victoria’s green energy supply. The Premier was joined by Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Anthony Carbines […]
Helen Kapalos will serve as the new Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement tonight at the Premier’s Iftar Dinner, celebrating the nearing end of the holy month of Ramadan. Ms Kapalos’ contributions to both state and country are extensive, having served as an Ambassador with the Ovarian Cancer Research […]
Posted on 07. Jul, 2015 by admin.
The Andrews Labor Government’s plan to nearly double capacity on Melbourne’s busiest rail line has taken another major step forward with the shortlisted bidders for the Cranbourne Pakenham package of level crossing removals announced today. The successful bidders are: Excelerate, a consortium including John Holland, Kellogg Brown and Root, McConnell Dowell Constructors and Jacobs; and […]
Posted on 01. Jul, 2015 by admin.
The Andrews Labor Government has underlined its commitment to a thriving, diverse and harmonious Victoria through a $74 million investment to bolster multicultural affairs and social cohesion in the last budget. To maximise the return on this investment, the Government is realigning the functions within the Multicultural Affairs portfolio to strengthen the strategic role of […]
Posted on 29. Jun, 2015 by admin.
Member for Clarinda, Hong Lim welcomes the Andrews Labor Government’s announcement of the release of expressions of interest for the design, construction and maintenance of a next generation, high-capacity train for Melbourne, which will be built in Victoria and said that the release of the Expression of Interest (EOI) invitation was a significant milestone in […]
Posted on 23. Jun, 2015 by admin.
The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with removing the dangerous and congested level crossings at Clayton Road and Centre Road Clayton, with geotechnical investigations beginning on the nine level crossing removals on the Cranbourne Pakenham line. Member for Clarinda, Hong Lim, said the start of geotechnical investigations was a critical milestone in the Level […]
On behalf of the Premier, it gives me great pleasure to wish all Muslims a Ramadan Mubarak during this holy month. Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world honour the traditions of Islam. It is a time to reflect on the universal themes of charity, empathy, selflessness and compassion. Ramadan reaffirms the commitment […]
Today I joined the Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos and the Kingston City Mayor Geoff Gledhill, to officially open the Clayton South Kindergarten. The $1.69 million centre has been built on the same site as Clayton South Primary School, which will support seamless early years education for local children and provide an additional […]
Posted on 27. May, 2015 by admin.
Member for Clarinda, Hong Lim, has welcomed the release of the Expression of Interest for the Caulfield to Dandenong package of level crossing removals today. Mr Lim said on top of removing nine of Melbourne’s worst level crossings, including Clayton and Centre Roads Clayton, the package would also rebuild Clayton station and roll out power […]
Posted on 07. May, 2015 by admin.
Today Premier Daniel Andrews and Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan were welcomed to Clayton by Clarinda MP Hong Lim to view the Clayton Road level crossing and to announce that this was one of nine crossings on the Cranbourne / Pakenham line that will be removed. The state government acknowledges that Melbourne’s most dangerous and […]
On Wednesday 6 May in Parliament, I joined the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Adem Somyurek and met the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce delegation, visiting Australia seeking new markets for their growing agricultural products.
Minister for Finance and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott, yesterday took time from his busy Budget day to welcome a delegation of school principals from China who plan to send more students to our schools strengthening Victorian-China education, cultural and economic relationship.
Posted on 06. May, 2015 by admin.
Last night in Parliament the Premier greeted a group of 40 international Chinese Students from the Wings Foundation (“Leadership with Social Responsibility”). The government welcomed the fact that every two of the more than 130,000 international Chinese students create a Victorian job and also recognises that they have been exploited by unscrupulous employers and landlords…and […]
The Andrews Labor Government is investing $74 million to bolster multicultural affairs and social cohesion as well as ensuring Victorians of all backgrounds feel at home. Victoria leads Australia in multicultural affairs and social cohesion. We embrace, respect and celebrate our diversity, because it makes our society and economy stronger. Our openness and diversity attracts […]
Posted on 05. May, 2015 by admin.
The Andrews Labor Government is building the projects our state needs to get people home to their families safer and sooner, and keep Victoria number one for new visitors. The 2015-16 Victorian Budget commits up to $22 billion in infrastructure, eclipsing the $2.7 billion spend in the previous Government’s first year in 2011-12. It includes […]
Posted on 05. May, 2015 by admin.
The 2015-16 Victorian Budget has provided $4.9 million in funding to the state’s screen sector, supporting more productions that will grow the industry and create jobs. The Budget will provide the largest allocation to the creative industries since 2009-10, with the latest screen initiatives part of the $202 million allocation. Victoria’s screen industry will be […]
Posted on 05. May, 2015 by admin.
The 2015-16 Victoria Budget secures Victoria as the music capital of Australia, investing $12.2 million in Victoria’s music sector to support young and emerging musicians and live music venues, boosting tourism and creating jobs. The Music Works package includes a range of initiatives to boost the development of the local music industry. The Budget provides […]
Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today thanked early learning organisations, local government and parents after the Abbott Government offered funding for 15 hours of kindergarten for Victorian four year olds. The offer follows a long period of lobbying, after the Abbott Government refused to commit to the 15 hours of kindergarten to support […]
The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2 billion to kick start a long-term plan for train and tram manufacturing in Victoria, securing existing jobs in the industry and creating new jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, today to launch Trains, Trams, Jobs 2015-2025 – Victorian Rolling Stock Strategy. The Strategy […]
Posted on 01. May, 2015 by admin.
On Thursday 30 April, the Cambodian community in Victoria was honoured by the visit of H.E. Allison Burrows, the Australian Ambassador to Cambodia, to the Cambodian Association of Victoria in Springvale to provide the community with her mid-term briefing – a tradition that has been held by successive Australian Ambassadors to Cambodia. Normally newly appointed […]
Lest We Forget IN GALLIPOLI, Billy Sing was known as the “assassin”, with 150 confirmed kills and claims of twice that number with his Lee-Enfield rifle. He was a decorated war hero who died in a Brisbane boarding house at the age of 57, still suffering from the wounds he suffered in the Dardanelles and […]
Posted on 04. Apr, 2015 by admin.
Small business operators in the Clayton and Springvale areas can access free mentoring, support and information about Victorian Government services when the Small Business Bus visits Clayton on Tuesday 14 April and Springvale on Wednesday 15 April 2015. Minister for Small Business, Adem Somyurek, said the Andrews Labor Government is doubling its mobile support for […]
Posted on 31. Mar, 2015 by admin.
The Andrews Labor Government will remove Clayton and Centre Road level crossings, rebuild Clayton station and purchase 37 new, high capacity trains for the Cranbourne-Pakenham line. Local Labor MP Hong Lim welcomed the investment in the Clayton area saying it would ease congestion, reduce travel times and improve public transport for local residents. Mr Lim […]
The Andrews Labor Government will not proceed with the Liberals’ Cranbourne-Pakenham con. The proposal, which was brought to the previous government as a complex unsolicited bid by a private sector consortium, didn’t go far enough and couldn’t even deliver what the Liberals had promised. The previous Liberal Government spruiked and publicly committed to the proposal […]
I was honoured to have met former Prime Minister Fraser in November 1981 to discuss Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees arriving in Australia and to gain funding support to assist them over coming language barriers. He stood up and gave great support to people fleeing their homelands during terrible times and needs to be remembered for […]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2015 by admin.
Member for Clarinda, Hong Lim said the Andrews Labor Government is keeping its commitment to crack down on low quality vocational education and training (VET) providers that misuse government funds. Mr Lim welcomed the Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert’s announcement today of an urgent review that will restore student and employer confidence in […]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2015 by admin.
Victoria will be open for business – and open to the private sector’s innovative ideas to create more jobs – under Guidelines for Market-Led Proposals released by the Andrews Labor Government. Under the previous Government, there was no transparent process for the State to consider unique, job-creating ideas proposed by the market, and no appropriate […]
Posted on 19. Feb, 2015 by admin.
Wishing everyone a prosperous and happy Lunar New Year. 新年快乐 ! Chúc Mừng Nǎm Mới ! There are lots of activities happening in the city. Check them out @ http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/cny/Pages/cny.aspx
Posted on 12. Feb, 2015 by admin.
Treasurer Tim Pallas today revealed yet another East West Link fraud committed by the Liberals, costing Victorians almost $100 million. The design of the project, including seven road viaducts, would have left the newly built Evo apartments in West Parkville marooned in the middle of an interchange. After acknowledging that the Evo apartments weren’t eligible […]
Posted on 12. Feb, 2015 by admin.
Tony Abbott is ignoring one of our key international visitor markets by failing to simplify visa processing for Chinese visitors. The Abbott Government must fast track visa reforms to streamline visa processing, making it easier for Chinese visitors to come to Australia. China is our most valuable inbound market with enormous growth potential and is […]
Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by admin.
The Abbott Government must commit to continuing funding for 15 hours of kindergarten for Victoria’s children. In a rush late last year, the Federal Government extended the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education by just twelve months. Under the Agreement, the Victorian Government funds 10 hours of kindergarten and the Federal […]
Victorians are the most generous in the country for donating their organs after death. Setting a national record, 117 generous Victorian donors and their families donated 369 organs last year. These donations helped 352 Australians to receive a life changing organ transplant last year, an increase of 23 per cent on 2013. However, organ donation […]
Posted on 09. Feb, 2015 by admin.
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today launched a BreastScreen Victoria advertising campaign, encouraging Victorian women to register for breast screening. More than 4000 Victorian women are diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 700 women die from the disease every year, yet Victoria’s breast screen participation rate remains steady at 54 per cent. The campaign, which […]