With Melbourne Water team at Mullum Mullum creek

With Melbourne Water team at Mullum Mullum creek

New pedestrian lights at Roseville retirement village

New pedestrian lights at Roseville retirement village

With the Principal of Donvale PS & artist-in-residence infront of the new mural

With the Principal of Donvale PS & artist-in-residence infront of the new mural

Celebrating the NDIS launch

Celebrating the NDIS launch

Doncaster Rovers/Onemda soccer clinic

Doncaster Rovers/Onemda soccer clinic

Family Violence Forum with Dee Ryall and Chief Commisioner Ken Lay

Family Violence Forum with Dee Ryall and Chief Commisioner Ken Lay

$3 million development at Birralee Primary School

$3 million development at Birralee Primary School

With Jackson Katz, Adam Goodes and Ken Lay at the Breaking Men's Silence Forum

With Jackson Katz, Adam Goodes and Ken Lay at the Breaking Men's Silence Forum

Coalition delivers Box Hill Hospital redevelopment

Coalition delivers Box Hill Hospital redevelopment

2013 Mini-Field of Women at Parliament

2013 Mini-Field of Women at Parliament

New women’s-only unit at St Vincent’s Mental Health acute inpatient unit

New women’s-only unit at St Vincent’s Mental Health acute inpatient unit

Victoria's first Mental Health Complaints Commissioner - Lynne Coulson Barr

Victoria's first Mental Health Complaints Commissioner - Lynne Coulson Barr

Hot Topic 'What are you doing on ice' campaign

The Napthine Government has unveiled a new campaign to educate young Victorians about the risks of using the drug ice. Highlighting ice as an addictive and dangerous drug that can destroy lives, the 'What are you doing on ice?' campaign, developed in partnership with the Penington Institute, is part of the Victorian Coalition Government's $38 million investment to tackle the use of illicit drugs, including ice.

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Hot Topic NDIS - Brad's Story

Like many family-men Brad Connelly's two children and wife have been a fountain of joy and happiness. But for Brad, who acquired a spinal cord injury in 1997, his family are more, with wife Pam being Brad’s primary carer. As one of the first participants in the trial of the NDIS, Brad hopes the scheme will provide the support he needs so that he and his family can better access and participate in community life.

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Portfolio News

More help for kids and kinship carers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge today announced funding of $225,000 for the Mirabel Foundation and Kinship Carers Victoria to support kinship carers, and the children they care for.

Tackling ice at the community level

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge today announced the next stage in eradicating ice from the community by providing additional funding to help more than 1,000 local sporting clubs in metropolitan Melbourne deal with illicit drug problems, including ice.

Mental health first aid training for local communities

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is to be offered to members of community-based organisations across the state so that the early signs of mental ill-health can be recognised and acted on.

Foster Care Week to celebrate role of carers

Friday, September 12, 2014

Victorian Foster Care Week was launched today at the Foster Care Association of Victoria's Annual General Meeting.

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Boost for family violence counselling and support in Manningham

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Napthine Government is investing $50,000 to combat family violence, ensuring continuity of counselling and advocacy services for women and children in Manningham.

New hockey pitch opens doors for more juniors at Doncaster

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Doncaster Hockey Club has a new mini synthetic hockey pitch to take their game even further with Member for Doncaster Mary Wooldridge officially opening the new facilities at Mullum Mullum Reserve today.

Seniors get safety savvy in Manningham

Friday, August 15, 2014

Minister for Crime Prevention Edward O'Donohue today announced more than $5,000 for a new Neighbourhood Watch community safety program to support Manningham's senior citizens.

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