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Coronaviarus disease COVID-19 update

Victoria's health system preparing for COVID-19 pandemic

In preparation for an emerging COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria's health system has a new plan to manage more cases and the growing risk of an outbreak in Victoria.

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Making history in the fight to protect children

It is now mandatory for people in religious ministry to report concerns regarding the physical and sexual abuse of children with no exception for information obtained during religious confession.

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Smile Squad to visit more students in 2020

Thousands more Victorian school students will get free dental care this year as the next phase of the Victorian Government’s Smile Squad free dental program gets underway.

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New framework to support kids in residential care

The 'Framework to reduce criminalisation of young people in residential care' will be implemented to drive improved outcomes for young people in care.