The re-elected Andrews Government is to be commended on a number of election commitments, including the announcement of $200 million for 1,000 new housing properties, free dental care for children and young people at public schools, 15 hours a week of kindergarten for three year olds, and a Mental Health Royal Commission.

Jesuit Social Services also notes the success of the Andrews Government in delivering free TAFE. Education, training and meaningful employment is at the heart of what we do, and we welcome initiatives that make this a reality for more Victorians.

We must continue to focus on our attention on the significant number of Victorians who face disadvantage and marginalisation. Many individuals and communities continue to experience homelessness, unemployment, entrenchment in the justice system and family violence.

Our submission to the 2019/20 Victorian State Budget includes recommendations spanning:

  • Locational disadvantage
  • Education
  • Gender and culture
  • Youth justice
  • Adult justice
  • Housing
  • Training and employment
  • Mental health

Download your copy of Jesuit Social Services’ 2019-20 Victoria State Budget Submission.