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Pre-schoolers in Lilydale are set for a science and maths skills boost as part of a new Federal Government programme. Backed by $6 million from the Turnbull Government and developed by the University of Canberra, the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) pilot will run at the Lilydale Lakeside Children’s Centre.
The Turnbull Government will provide two new ground-breaking flu vaccines to over three million Australians aged 65 years and over - free of charge. This is a direct response to last year’s horrific flu season, which had a devastating impact around the world, and aimed squarely at saving lives. More than 90 per cent of the 1,100 flu related deaths in 2017 were by people aged over 65 years of age.

Record Jobs Growth

Thursday, 12 April 2018
Australia’s run of the best jobs growth ever continues with the number of jobs increasing for the 17th straight month (February 2018). This is the longest consecutive run of jobs growth since the monthly labour force statistics commenced 40 years ago.
The Turnbull Government will build the Melbourne Airport Rail Link, connecting the CBD and Tullamarine Airport for all Victorians and the 34 million people who use the airport every year. Talk about a rail connection to the Melbourne Airport is as old as the airport itself but through a Commonwealth investment of $5 billion, this nationally significant project will now become reality.
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