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Business Support Package

The Victorian Government is backing businesses most affected by the seven-day circuit breaker action, including operators in the hospitality, retail, events, and creative industries with further targeted support. Victorians and Victorian businesses are doing the hard thing, but the right thing – keeping their doors..

UPGRADING KINGSWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL BRICK BY BRICK

This year, Dingley Village families have done an incredible job in supporting students to learn from home. As kids get back into the classroom, we want to make sure they have the fantastic new learning spaces they deserve. The Andrews Labor Government has built and..

HELPING KIDS IN THE KEYSBOROUGH ELECTORATE GET THE MOST OUT OF KINDER

Every Victorian child attending a funded kindergarten program in the Keysborough electorate will get the most out of their learning and development with the final stage of the $160 million Australian-first School Readiness Funding rolling out. Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula has announced that 23..

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT KEYSBOROUGH ELECTORATE SCHOOL KIDS FROM SKIN CANCER

More students in the Keysborough electorate will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Victorian Government installing more sunshades in school playgrounds and outdoor areas. Member for Keysborough, the Hon. Martin Pakula MP, announced today that two schools in the Keysborough..

$400,000 AWARDED TO SPRINGVALE TO BOOST SAFETY AND EMPLOYMENT

The Andrews State Government has awarded $400,000 to the City of Greater Dandenong to improve community safety and provide an economic boost to local companies and workers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula today announced that the City of Greater..

$694,000 TO PLAN FOR FUTURE WORKS AT KINGSWOOD PRIMARY

The Victorian Government is investing $42 million into planning for school infrastructure projects to fast-track the state’s long-term economic recovery hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Martin Pakula MP, Member  for Keysborough electorate, announced on Monday that Kingswood Primary School is one of 33 further schools..

WORKS BEGIN ON NEW CAR PARKING AT SANDOWN PARK STATION

Work is underway to expand car parking at Sandown Park Station, bringing relief for locals parking at the station every day. Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula announced the start of works, which will make it easier for people in the area to access public transport…

HELPING LOCAL CHILDREN GET THE MOST OUT OF KINDERGARTEN

Children in Noble Park, Keysborough and Springvale will be among almost 20,000 heading to kindergarten this year who will benefit from the Andrews Government’s Australian-first school readiness funding.

STATEMENT ON RACING VICTORIA INVESTIGATION

I’m aware of an investigation into the activities of licensed persons in the Warrnambool and Ballarat area by Racing Victoria’s Integrity Services and Victoria Police’s Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN SMASHES ATTENDANCE RECORDS

Australian Open 2019 has attracted record crowds to the newly upgraded Melbourne Park to see the world’s best tennis players hit the court at the world’s best tennis venue.

MELBOURNE SET TO SERVE UP THE WORLD’S BEST TENNIS

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley to open the year’s first tennis Grand Slam, with better facilities for spectators and players alike.

VICTORIAN INDUSTRY TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT 2019 AIRSHOW

Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Marand to meet workers manufacturing critical components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which will take to the skies at this year’s Australian International Airshow.

MCG VISITORS ENJOY AN INDIAN SUMMER

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Eddings in Yarra Park to open the Indian Summer Festival ahead of the Australia vs India Boxing Day Test.

MELBOURNE STRENGTHENS POSITION AS TECH CAPITAL

The Andrews Government has announced that Melbourne will house the national headquarters of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) – Australia’s peak representative body for the tech sector.

Legal Grants To Support Vulnerable Victorians

Women and children escaping family violence and Victorians with mental illness are among those who will benefit from the Andrews Government’s funding boost for organisations providing legal assistance and programs.