James Merlino

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James Merlino says : “Without a doubt [the relationship between Victoria and the Commonwealth] was tense,” External link

smh Saturday, August 27, 2022 5:12:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “I just knew in my heart I don’t have the fuel in the tank for another term,” External link

guardian Friday, June 24, 2022 11:32:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “I will leave it up to others to judge my impact in education and mental health,” External link

smh Friday, June 24, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Someone wise once said to me ‘when you come into politics think about how you want to leave politics’,” External link

smh Friday, June 24, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “It’s in big and little ways, it’s the school productions you might miss or the sporting events you might miss,” External link

smh Friday, June 24, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state," External link

portstephensexaminer Friday, June 24, 2022 7:48:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Renewal is critical for any government – fresh ideas and new energy. As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state,” “I know how much capacity and talent there is in our team” External link

guardian Friday, June 24, 2022 6:55:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state," External link

bordermail Friday, June 24, 2022 6:33:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, June 24, 2022 6:23:00 AM EAT

James Merlino says : "It is good to be here for the last time. It is a hard day. It is a sad day for me personally, but it is also an exciting time for me in my life and my family," External link

abc-au Friday, June 24, 2022 5:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This is a hard day [and] it’s a sad day for me personally, but also it’s an exciting time in my life and for my family,” External link

smh Friday, June 24, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Renewal is critical for any government – fresh ideas and new energy," "As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new Cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state." External link

nzherald Friday, June 24, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Renewal is critical for any government – fresh ideas and new energy. As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state,” “I know how much capacity and talent there is in our team” External link

guardian Friday, June 24, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Renewal is critical for any government - fresh ideas and new energy," "As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state" External link

maitlandmercury Friday, June 24, 2022 4:24:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Renewal is critical for any government – fresh ideas and new energy,” External link

aap-au Friday, June 24, 2022 3:11:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “It’s the single biggest investment in student mental health,” External link

watoday Wednesday, June 22, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We know that more than half of all mental health illnesses manifest by the age of 14. Imagine if we can identify and intervene early in grade two, three, four, five and six,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:28:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We're investing more than ever to improve access to mental health and wellbeing care, because we know just how important it is that people get the support they need, as soon as they need it - close to their homes and existing support networks," External link

bordermail Tuesday, June 7, 2022 3:59:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The key thing for me ... [and] parents and carers is that schools are open and students are learning face to face with their peers,” External link

smh Monday, May 30, 2022 11:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The key thing for me ... [and] parents and carers is that schools are open and students are learning face to face with their peers,” External link

theage Monday, May 30, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We said at the beginning of the year when we committed to getting students back … that schools will look a bit differently this year, and there will be challenges, and there have been,” External link

theage Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:54:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Any misuse of sensitive student information is extremely concerning," "We won't take any chances on the safety of our students and I have asked the Department of Education and training to undertake a review to ensure these tech companies are staying true to their Privacy Policies and not compromising any student data" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:19:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “But I again reiterate to this community and to anyone watching this hearing, the vaccination requirement was an incredible success … to the extent that 99.4 per cent of the government teaching service staff have met the vaccination requirement,” “This will have no impact whatsoever on the operation of Victorian government schools” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "But I again reiterate to this community and to anyone watching this hearing, the vaccination requirement was an incredible success ... to the extent that 99.4 per cent of the government teaching service staff have met the vaccination requirement," "This will have no impact whatsoever on the operation of Victorian government schools" External link

maitlandmercury Monday, May 16, 2022 10:31:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "But I again reiterate to this community and to anyone watching this hearing, the vaccination requirement was an incredible success ... to the extent that 99.4 per cent of the government teaching service staff have met the vaccination requirement," "This will have no impact whatsoever on the operation of Victorian government schools" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, May 16, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "But I again reiterate to this community and to anyone watching this hearing, the vaccination requirement was an incredible success ... to the extent that 99.4 per cent of the government teaching service staff have met the vaccination requirement," "This will have no impact whatsoever on the operation of Victorian government schools" External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 16, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We are ahead of schedule, more investment in schools and there will be more investment in school upgrades," External link

9news Monday, May 2, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Students with disability deserve exactly the same access to a great local school as all their peers,” External link

watoday Monday, May 2, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “I’m just so pleased to see that the Victorian community has responded,” “They can see the investment that the government has been making in mental health and they have responded by stepping up and putting their hand up for a career in mental health” External link

guardian Monday, April 11, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We asked the Commonwealth for support for this initiative, and they have refused. Nevertheless, we are going ahead with it,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, April 4, 2022 10:09:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "These are fit for purpose theatres delivering day surgery — surgery that can be done quickly and separately from emergency departments and acute care," External link

abc-au Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : "Continuing on this theme of partnership with the private sector— $548 million to deliver more public patients in our private system," External link

abc-au Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We asked the commonwealth for support for this initiative and they have refused, nevertheless we are going ahead with it,” External link

guardian Sunday, April 3, 2022 9:42:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We are pleased it has finally been agreed to so we can get this important curriculum into Victorian classrooms next year, with no further delay,” “However, we still won’t accept the Commonwealth’s proposed dumbing down of our history curriculum – which is why we insisted on an ‘adopt and adapt’ principle, to ensure Victoria’s world-class curriculum is not put at risk” External link

theherald-au Friday, April 1, 2022 10:50:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We want all Victorians to have access to the tools they need to be happy and resilient—and that’s why we’re bolstering mental health and wellbeing support at schools right across Victoria,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:45:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “I would encourage providers in the student mental health and wellbeing sector, who would like to deliver services as part of our Schools Mental Health Menu, to apply to be part of this important initiative,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:45:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “If you look at regional Victoria specifically, the story is just as bad,” “The federal government have a $7.1 billion regional development fund – nothing for Victoria. It’s all gone to areas that they want to win in an election in a couple of months’ time” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve had this revolving door of federal education ministers, and each one is worse than the last,” External link

smh Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “To be great citizens of our country, you need to know the good and the bad of our country,” External link

smh Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “It has been a massive slog,” “But what I am still optimistic about is the future of education ... When I reflect on the last couple of years, I also do it with immense pride” External link

smh Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:04:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “They’ve come out today, they’re claiming that they’re not going to cut $3.7bn in mental health funding, yet that is exactly what they’re going to do,” “That’s their form when they’re in government” External link

guardian Monday, March 21, 2022 1:01:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “It has consistently refused to do so. I’ll continue to urge the commonwealth to show the same level of commitment we have to Victorian students,” External link

guardian Sunday, March 13, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria has invested more than $3.8 billion in the past year into mental health – five times what the Commonwealth has put on the table for this agreement for the entire country,” “This agreement is an opportunity for Australia to take mental health seriously and establish a genuine partnership to deliver the services we need – but the Commonwealth’s offering does not suggest they are serious about real reform in this space” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, March 9, 2022 1:42:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria has invested more than $3.8 billion in the past year into mental health – five times what the Commonwealth has put on the table for this agreement for the entire country,” “This agreement is an opportunity for Australia to take mental health seriously and establish a genuine partnership to deliver the services we need – but the Commonwealth’s offering does not suggest they are serious about real reform in this space” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 8, 2022 9:41:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria has invested more than $3.8 billion in the past year into mental health – five times what the Commonwealth has put on the table for this agreement for the entire country,” “This agreement is an opportunity for Australia to take mental health seriously and establish a genuine partnership to deliver the services we need – but the Commonwealth’s offering does not suggest they are serious about real reform in this space” External link

theage Tuesday, March 8, 2022 9:28:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “But the pandemic’s not over. We still need to deal with this virus and that includes getting your third [vaccine] doses, includes vaccinating your children, includes getting a PCR test to confirm if you’ve got COVID,” External link

theage Monday, March 7, 2022 9:02:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “But the pandemic’s not over. We still need to deal with this virus and that includes getting your third [vaccine] doses, includes vaccinating your children, includes getting a PCR test to confirm if you’ve got COVID,” External link

smh Monday, March 7, 2022 8:44:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “So it’s great to see similar consent education now agreed to by all education ministers across the country as part of the new Australian Curriculum,” “We look forward to the changes being resolved soon so all Australian schools can implement this vital education as soon as possible” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, February 18, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “enough to cover every single classroom in government schools and low-fee non-government schools” External link

smh Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : "We knew there will be positive cases once we do the surveillance testing, but it means we identify the cases early, and this will overall drive the number down, stopping the transmission," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, February 8, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “And interestingly, staff absences right now are less than pre-pandemic levels in 2019,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Interestingly, staff absences right now are less than pre-pandemic levels in 2019,” External link

smh Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:13:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "It's better to support those many hundreds of students and teachers than have one million students at home remote learning," "Vaccination rates mean we could, with confidence, resume schools and we did anticipate that it would be a little bit bumpy" External link

abc-au Monday, February 7, 2022 5:12:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Yes, we’re getting many hundreds of students, hundreds of teachers, but put it in perspective,” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 7, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "It's better to support those many hundreds of students and teachers than have one million students at home remote learning," "Vaccination rates mean we could, with confidence, resume schools and we did anticipate that it would be a little bit bumpy" External link

abc-au Monday, February 7, 2022 4:05:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I want to wish all students and staff heading to school this year all the very best for an exciting and much less disrupted school year," External link

bordermail Monday, January 31, 2022 10:28:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I can also announce we are delivering 30 million surgical masks to schools in the first four weeks of term, with 5.8 million surgical masks delivered in the first week," External link

9news Friday, January 28, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We will have a pool of people ready, willing and able to support schools, if they are having those challenges,” External link

theage Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We will have a pool of people ready, willing and able to support schools, if they are having those challenges,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I couldn't be more confident that parents and carers — the overwhelming majority will use the tests for what they are for, and that is surveillance testing for their children, as they go to school. I couldn't be more confident about that," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "You might have years five and six together in the gym for a week, for example," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I have got every confidence that staff will enthusiastically respond to the third-dose vaccine mandate," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "If they are at home because of COVID, either they are positive or they are household contact, then there will be learning materials and activities that schools will provide for those children," "But for all other kids, school is back and the requirement is that children are back at school" External link

abc-au Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "IVF is a challenging journey for anyone to go through, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic, and we're deeply sorry for the distress caused by affected services in recent weeks," "We thank Victorians for their patience as we've worked through critical workforce issues, and we'll keep working to have other services restored as soon as we can" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures suspended as part of the temporary changes to protect our hospitals will recommence to support Victorians who are wanting to start or grow their families," External link

9news Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:53:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "IVF is a challenging journey for anyone to go through, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic and we're deeply sorry for the distress caused by affected services in recent weeks," External link

9news Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:53:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "IVF is a challenging journey for anyone to go through, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic, and we're deeply sorry for the distress caused by affected services in recent weeks," "We thank Victorians for their patience as we've worked through critical workforce issues, and we'll keep working to have other services restored as soon as we can" External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:35:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “IVF is a challenging journey for anyone to go through, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic, and we’re deeply sorry for the distress caused by affected services in recent weeks,” “We thank Victorians for their patience as we’ve worked through critical workforce issues, and we’ll keep working to have other services restored as soon as we can” External link

aap-au Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:09:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "IVF is a challenging journey for anyone to go through, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic, and we're deeply sorry for the distress caused by affected services in recent weeks," "We thank Victorians for their patience as we've worked through critical workforce issues, and we'll keep working to have other services restored as soon as we can" External link

bordermail Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:02:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “We’re going to do everything that we possibly can to resume IVF services as quickly as possible,” External link

news_com_au Wednesday, January 19, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “We’re going to do everything that we possibly can to resume IVF services as quickly as possible,” External link

news_com_au Wednesday, January 19, 2022 7:07:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I know what an emotional toll it is, what a financial toll it is," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:35:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve reached a point in our healthcare system where it’s juggling extreme workforce shortages … alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization, alongside that an extraordinary workforce that are absolutely exhausted,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Our hospital system is under extreme pressure, and the risks we’re now seeing in COVID hospitalisations is testament to that,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:16:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We've always known that this would be the case, that as we move away from lockdowns and remote learning there will be a strain on our hospital system," "Our busiest hospitals have asked us to move forward as we approach the peak of the current Omicron wave" External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve reached a point in our healthcare system where it’s juggling extreme workforce shortages … alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization, alongside that an extraordinary workforce that are absolutely exhausted,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:58:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve got more than 4,000 health care workers unavailable right now, alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:50:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve got more than 4,000 health care workers unavailable right now, alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve reached a point in our healthcare system where it’s juggling extreme workforce shortages … alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization, alongside that an extraordinary workforce that are absolutely exhausted,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve got more than 4,000 health care workers unavailable right now, alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:12:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : "I know what an emotional toll it is, what a financial toll it is," "We'll return those services as quickly as possible. We're doing work right now on that" External link

abc-au Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “We’re going to do everything that we possibly can to resume IVF services as quickly as possible,” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:41:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve reached a point in our healthcare system where it’s juggling extreme workforce shortages alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalisation. Alongside that is an extraordinary workforce that are absolutely exhausted,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:40:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “We’re going to do everything that we possibly can to resume IVF services as quickly as possible,” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:04:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "There's been a lot of distraction in the week's leading up to the event," External link

abc-au Monday, January 17, 2022 7:16:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This will alleviate some of the pressure on our hospitals, moving some patients out of the hospital system who can otherwise be cared for in a medi-hotel,” External link

news_com_au Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:00:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This will alleviate some of the pressure on our hospitals, moving some patients out of the hospital system who can otherwise be cared for in a medi-hotel,” External link

news_com_au Sunday, January 16, 2022 2:36:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This will alleviate some of the pressure on our hospitals, moving some patients out of the hospital system who can otherwise be cared for in a medi-hotel,” External link

news_com_au Saturday, January 15, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This will alleviate some of the pressure on our hospitals, moving some patients out of the hospital system who can otherwise be cared for in a medi-hotel,” External link

news_com_au Saturday, January 15, 2022 1:31:00 AM EAT

James Merlino insisted : "no one is talking about remote learning" External link

sunraysiadaily Friday, January 14, 2022 12:45:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “No, I don’t think so. Melbourne and Victoria has for, decades now, a very proud of delivering world-best major events,” External link

theage Friday, January 14, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The medi-hotels will provide us with an extra buffer at a time when COVID-19 numbers and related hospital admissions are rising,” “Patients will receive high-quality care from health professionals in a hotel setting, making even better use of the resources we have available” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, January 14, 2022 8:41:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "Like hospital in the home, this will alleviate some pressure on hospitals," External link

illawarramercury Friday, January 14, 2022 5:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This is where Covid patients nearing the end of their hospital stay can be transferred to complete their treatment, these medi-hotels will provide care for patients who need a lower level of care with all the benefits of a controlled environment,” “This will alleviate some of the pressure on our hospitals, moving some patients out of the hospital system who can otherwise be cared for in a medi-hotel” External link

news_com_au Friday, January 14, 2022 5:17:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The premier was up yesterday talking about more than 4000 workers on leave. I can tell you today it’s more than 6600 health service workers who are unavailable to work right now, so this is a system under strain,” External link

theage Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “With comprehensive training and supervision, we’re helping 1000 Victorians in relevant fields get the training they need to join our vaccination efforts,” External link

theage Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “More than 20,000 have been delivered. We’ve got the next three weeks where we will deliver the remaining component of that 51,000,” “That’s the commitment we made” External link

theage Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The premier was out yesterday talking about more than 4000 workers on leave. I can tell you today it’s more than 6600 health service workers who are unavailable to work right now, so this is a system under strain,” External link

theage Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “With comprehensive training and supervision – we’re helping 1000 Victorians in relevant fields get the training they need to join our vaccination efforts,” External link

theage Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “It’s time the Liberals came clean – what do they know about the far-right infiltration in their party, and what are they doing about it?” External link

smh Monday, January 10, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

James Merlino added : "It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition. " External link

thesun Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : "It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

france24 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:40:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, January 5, 2022 3:55:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition," External link

startribune Wednesday, January 5, 2022 3:52:00 AM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

france24 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Everyone's looking forward to the Australian Open and everyone who will attend – spectators, players, officials, staff – is expected to be fully vaccinated," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, January 5, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

japantoday Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, January 4, 2022 8:16:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:26:00 PM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

Europe1 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:08:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

denverpost Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

tv5 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:40:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:09:00 PM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

la-croix Tuesday, January 4, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

challenges Tuesday, January 4, 2022 4:45:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria is in one of the strongest positions really of any place around the world to combat this new fast-paced variant,” “That said, we still need to be smart, we still need to protect ourselves and our loved ones from getting sick and ensure our health care workers are not being overwhelmed” External link

news_com_au Thursday, December 23, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "This is a sensible response which will allow businesses to stay open, bars and restaurants to continue to stay open and major events to go ahead," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, December 23, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings ... We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

GulfDailyNews Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “Mask wearing is a prudent commonsense measure. It can be inconvenient but it’s a small inconvenience for a significant public health benefit,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “The contract with people of Victoria [was] get vaccinated and that means an end to lockdown, it means enjoying events,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “Mask wearing is a prudent common-sense measure. It can be inconvenient but it’s a small inconvenience for a significant public health benefit,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The contract with people of Victoria [was] get vaccinated and that means an end to lockdown, it means enjoying events,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "Mask wearing is a prudent common-sense measure. It can be inconvenient but it's a small inconvenience for a significant public health benefit," External link

bordermail Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I want it as short as possible," External link

bordermail Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I am asking for people's patience - I know this has been a very difficult time and it's quite an inconvenience," "But for the most part, across all of our 260 sites, we're getting through (tests) in 40 minutes on average" External link

bordermail Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “Victoria’s view, NSW’ view [and the view of] other jurisdictions is that that interval [between a second vaccination and the booster jab] should be shorter,” External link

watoday Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "Mask wearing is a prudent common-sense measure. It can be inconvenient but it's a small inconvenience for a significant public health benefit," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:20:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I want it as short as possible," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:20:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria’s view, NSW’s view [and the view of] other jurisdictions is that that interval should be shorter” External link

watoday Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria’s view, NSW’s view [and the view of] other jurisdictions is that that interval should be shorter” External link

theage Tuesday, December 21, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “That’s the critical thing that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” “We’re seeing a big increase in NSW so it’s something that we are learning more about every day in terms of its impact and the effectiveness of vaccines” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, December 21, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “That’s the critical thing that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” “We’re seeing a big increase in NSW so it’s something that we are learning more about every day in terms of its impact and the effectiveness of vaccines” External link

news_com_au Monday, December 20, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “We are not changing our settings...We’re not talking about lockdowns,” External link

gulf-times Monday, December 20, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “That’s the critical thing that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” “We’re seeing a big increase in NSW so it’s something that we are learning more about every day in terms of its impact and the effectiveness of vaccines” External link

news_com_au Monday, December 20, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “That’s the critical thing that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” “We’re seeing a big increase in NSW so it’s something that we are learning more about every day in terms of its impact and the effectiveness of vaccines” External link

dailytelegraph Monday, December 20, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “I know that there are particular sites where the wait is long but the average is 45 minutes to an hour or so,” External link

aap-au Monday, December 20, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings - We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

newshub Sunday, December 19, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victorians have given themselves the strongest chance of living safely with coronavirus and enjoying more freedoms this festive season, while we continue to monitor the Omicron variant,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, December 19, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings ... We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 19, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings... We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

AsiaOne Sunday, December 19, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings ... We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 19, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “We are not changing our settings ... We’re not talking about lockdowns,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, December 19, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings ... We`re not talking about lockdowns," External link

dnaindia Sunday, December 19, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings ... We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, December 19, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "It's not so much the daily numbers, it's the hospitalisations, it's the ICU beds that are the critical thing that we look at every single day," External link

abc-au Sunday, December 19, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We're at the early stages of the Omicron variant and that's why we need to be prudent," "It's why we made the commonsense decision, based on public health advice, to continue the wearing of masks" External link

abc-au Sunday, December 19, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “That’s the critical thing that we that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” “We’re seeing a big increase in NSW so it’s something that we are learning more about every day in terms of its impact and the effectiveness of vaccines” External link

news_com_au Sunday, December 19, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "While we build the mental health facilities our state needs, we're investing in our most precious asset: the workers who care for Victorians around the clock," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, December 19, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "While we build the mental health facilities our state needs, we're investing in our most precious asset: the workers who care for Victorians around the clock," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, December 19, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "While we build the mental health facilities our state needs, we're investing in our most precious asset: the workers who care for Victorians around the clock," External link

bordermail Sunday, December 19, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “That’s the critical thing that we that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant, and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” External link

news_com_au Sunday, December 19, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “With more than 92 per cent of Victorians 12 years and older double-vaccinated, Victorians have given themselves the strongest chance of living safely with coronavirus and enjoying more freedoms this festive season, while we continue to monitor the Omicron variant,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, December 18, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “With more than 92 per cent of Victorians 12 years and older double-vaccinated, Victorians have given themselves the strongest chance of living safely with coronavirus and enjoying more freedoms this festive season, while we continue to monitor the Omicron variant,” External link

abc-au Friday, December 17, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “With more than 92 per cent of Victorians 12 years and older double-vaccinated, Victorians have given themselves the strongest chance of living safely with coronavirus and enjoying more freedoms this festive season, while we continue to monitor the Omicron variant,” External link

abc-au Friday, December 17, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "With more than 92 per cent of Victorians 12 years and older double-vaccinated, Victorians have given themselves the strongest chance of living safely with coronavirus and enjoying more freedoms this festive season, while we continue to monitor the Omicron variant," External link

9news Friday, December 17, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We want to get as many kids vaccinated as possible before we get to term 2 and start heading towards winter," External link

abc-au Thursday, December 16, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We want to get as many kids vaccinated as possible before we get to term 2 and start heading towards winter," External link

abc-au Thursday, December 16, 2021 4:01:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “There are no words that I can say to this family or any other family that have lost a loved one,” “I think it’s important the government acts, and that’s exactly what we’ve done” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

James Merlino added : “Medical exemptions are just that – it’s not a loophole for privileged tennis players” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, December 8, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Everyone’s looking forward to the Australian Open and everyone who will attend spectators, players, officials, staff is expected to be fully vaccinated,” External link

news_com_au Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “My view on this is really clear and really simple,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “They’re the rules. Medical exemptions are just that – it’s not a loophole for privileged tennis players …It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "My view on this is is really clear and really simple," External link

abc-au Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “My view on this is really clear and really simple,” External link

smh Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “My view on this is really clear and really simple,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “They’re the rules. Medical exemptions are just that – it’s not a loophole for privileged tennis players …It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "My view on this is is really clear and really simple," External link

abc-au Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “What’s important is, what changes are we putting in place?” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 8, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “My view on this is really clear and really simple,” External link

smh Wednesday, December 8, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “What’s important is what changes are we putting in place?,” External link

theage Wednesday, December 8, 2021 5:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “My view on this is is really clear and really simple,” External link

theage Wednesday, December 8, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "ventilation, vaccination and vital COVIDSafe measures" External link

bordermail Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:02:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said ( about Matthew Guy ) : “Now last time around, [Opposition Leader] Matthew Guy associated with mobsters; this time, he’s sidled up to far-right extremists and anti-vaxxers,” “You can’t be the premier of the state if that is your behaviour. That’s my view on these matters” External link

theage Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said ( about Matthew Guy ) : “Now last time around, [Opposition Leader] Matthew Guy associated with mobsters; this time, he’s sidled up to far-right extremists and anti-vaxxers,” “You can’t be the premier of the state if that is your behaviour. That’s my view on these matters” External link

smh Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

James Merlino wrote : "The situation in India right now is nothing short of devastating. We simply cannot sit by and do nothing. We must step up and provide real, tangible support," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “For primary school aged children, they’re unable to be vaccinated at this point in time, and that means that there is significant disruption for students and their families when they’re identified as a primary close contact at school,” External link

theage Monday, November 8, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We have long called for Australia’s Indigenous heritage to be firmly embedded in our curriculum – not at the expense of other important aspects of the Australian story, but as part of a balanced, diverse history offering that covers both the inspiring and challenging parts of our nation’s history,” External link

theage Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “We need to care for every single Victorian,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, October 22, 2021 8:17:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Every single Victorian has earned this and we are so grateful and proud of both the sacrifices you have made to save lives and the efforts you have made to make sure that you get vaccinated, because we all know that vaccination is our ticket out of this pandemic," "That said, please continue to be safe and prevent the unnecessary spread of the virus - wear your mask, check in everywhere you go," External link

sunraysiadaily Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

James Merlino declarou : "É um bom dia, todos podem estar orgulhosos do que conseguimos" External link

correiobraziliense Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

James Merlino declarou : "É um bom dia, todos podem estar orgulhosos do que conseguimos" External link

em Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

James Merlino declarou : "É um bom dia, todos podem estar orgulhosos do que conseguimos" External link

uol Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

James Merlino declarou : "É um bom dia, todos podem estar orgulhosos do que conseguimos" External link

em Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:41:00 PM EAT

James Merlino disse : “Ninguém, ninguém quer repetir o inverno passado” External link

odocumento Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

James Merlino disse : “Ninguém, ninguém quer repetir o inverno passado” External link

odocumento Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

James Merlino disse : “Ninguém, ninguém quer repetir o inverno passado” External link

odocumento Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

James Merlino disse : "Ninguém, ninguém quer repetir o inverno passado" External link

noticias-terra-br Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
premier16.03%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
deputy12.33%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
minister30.22%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
emergency services minister13.36%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
minister for emergency services1.23%EN12/04/201704/12/2017
education minister19.32%EN11/18/201718/11/2017
consumer affairs minister0.31%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
state education minister0.62%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
minister for education2.16%EN06/30/201730/06/2017
services minister0.31%EN05/19/201719/05/2017
education and emergency services minister0.10%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
state emergency services minister0.21%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
victorian emergency services minister1.44%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
new emergency services minister1.75%EN08/04/201604/08/2016
acting emergency services minister0.31%EN06/22/201622/06/2016
new minister for emergency services0.21%EN06/11/201611/06/2016
labor mp0.10%EN08/30/201430/08/2014
Names Lang Count
James MerlinoEN99.79%
James MerlinoSA0.21%
James MerlinoAR0.00%


 
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James Merlino says : “Without a doubt [the relationship between Victoria and the Commonwealth] was tense,” External link

smh Saturday, August 27, 2022 5:12:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “I just knew in my heart I don’t have the fuel in the tank for another term,” External link

guardian Friday, June 24, 2022 11:32:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “I will leave it up to others to judge my impact in education and mental health,” External link

smh Friday, June 24, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Someone wise once said to me ‘when you come into politics think about how you want to leave politics’,” External link

smh Friday, June 24, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “It’s in big and little ways, it’s the school productions you might miss or the sporting events you might miss,” External link

smh Friday, June 24, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state," External link

portstephensexaminer Friday, June 24, 2022 7:48:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Renewal is critical for any government – fresh ideas and new energy. As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state,” “I know how much capacity and talent there is in our team” External link

guardian Friday, June 24, 2022 6:55:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state," External link

bordermail Friday, June 24, 2022 6:33:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, June 24, 2022 6:23:00 AM EAT

James Merlino says : "It is good to be here for the last time. It is a hard day. It is a sad day for me personally, but it is also an exciting time for me in my life and my family," External link

abc-au Friday, June 24, 2022 5:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This is a hard day [and] it’s a sad day for me personally, but also it’s an exciting time in my life and for my family,” External link

smh Friday, June 24, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Renewal is critical for any government – fresh ideas and new energy," "As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new Cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state." External link

nzherald Friday, June 24, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Renewal is critical for any government – fresh ideas and new energy. As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state,” “I know how much capacity and talent there is in our team” External link

guardian Friday, June 24, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Renewal is critical for any government - fresh ideas and new energy," "As hard as this is, I believe in my heart that renewal, new cabinet ministers around the table, is the best thing for the government and our state" External link

maitlandmercury Friday, June 24, 2022 4:24:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Renewal is critical for any government – fresh ideas and new energy,” External link

aap-au Friday, June 24, 2022 3:11:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “It’s the single biggest investment in student mental health,” External link

watoday Wednesday, June 22, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We know that more than half of all mental health illnesses manifest by the age of 14. Imagine if we can identify and intervene early in grade two, three, four, five and six,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:28:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We're investing more than ever to improve access to mental health and wellbeing care, because we know just how important it is that people get the support they need, as soon as they need it - close to their homes and existing support networks," External link

bordermail Tuesday, June 7, 2022 3:59:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The key thing for me ... [and] parents and carers is that schools are open and students are learning face to face with their peers,” External link

smh Monday, May 30, 2022 11:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The key thing for me ... [and] parents and carers is that schools are open and students are learning face to face with their peers,” External link

theage Monday, May 30, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We said at the beginning of the year when we committed to getting students back … that schools will look a bit differently this year, and there will be challenges, and there have been,” External link

theage Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:54:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Any misuse of sensitive student information is extremely concerning," "We won't take any chances on the safety of our students and I have asked the Department of Education and training to undertake a review to ensure these tech companies are staying true to their Privacy Policies and not compromising any student data" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:19:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “But I again reiterate to this community and to anyone watching this hearing, the vaccination requirement was an incredible success … to the extent that 99.4 per cent of the government teaching service staff have met the vaccination requirement,” “This will have no impact whatsoever on the operation of Victorian government schools” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "But I again reiterate to this community and to anyone watching this hearing, the vaccination requirement was an incredible success ... to the extent that 99.4 per cent of the government teaching service staff have met the vaccination requirement," "This will have no impact whatsoever on the operation of Victorian government schools" External link

maitlandmercury Monday, May 16, 2022 10:31:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "But I again reiterate to this community and to anyone watching this hearing, the vaccination requirement was an incredible success ... to the extent that 99.4 per cent of the government teaching service staff have met the vaccination requirement," "This will have no impact whatsoever on the operation of Victorian government schools" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, May 16, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "But I again reiterate to this community and to anyone watching this hearing, the vaccination requirement was an incredible success ... to the extent that 99.4 per cent of the government teaching service staff have met the vaccination requirement," "This will have no impact whatsoever on the operation of Victorian government schools" External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 16, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We are ahead of schedule, more investment in schools and there will be more investment in school upgrades," External link

9news Monday, May 2, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Students with disability deserve exactly the same access to a great local school as all their peers,” External link

watoday Monday, May 2, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “I’m just so pleased to see that the Victorian community has responded,” “They can see the investment that the government has been making in mental health and they have responded by stepping up and putting their hand up for a career in mental health” External link

guardian Monday, April 11, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We asked the Commonwealth for support for this initiative, and they have refused. Nevertheless, we are going ahead with it,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, April 4, 2022 10:09:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "These are fit for purpose theatres delivering day surgery — surgery that can be done quickly and separately from emergency departments and acute care," External link

abc-au Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : "Continuing on this theme of partnership with the private sector— $548 million to deliver more public patients in our private system," External link

abc-au Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We asked the commonwealth for support for this initiative and they have refused, nevertheless we are going ahead with it,” External link

guardian Sunday, April 3, 2022 9:42:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We are pleased it has finally been agreed to so we can get this important curriculum into Victorian classrooms next year, with no further delay,” “However, we still won’t accept the Commonwealth’s proposed dumbing down of our history curriculum – which is why we insisted on an ‘adopt and adapt’ principle, to ensure Victoria’s world-class curriculum is not put at risk” External link

theherald-au Friday, April 1, 2022 10:50:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We want all Victorians to have access to the tools they need to be happy and resilient—and that’s why we’re bolstering mental health and wellbeing support at schools right across Victoria,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:45:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “I would encourage providers in the student mental health and wellbeing sector, who would like to deliver services as part of our Schools Mental Health Menu, to apply to be part of this important initiative,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:45:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “If you look at regional Victoria specifically, the story is just as bad,” “The federal government have a $7.1 billion regional development fund – nothing for Victoria. It’s all gone to areas that they want to win in an election in a couple of months’ time” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve had this revolving door of federal education ministers, and each one is worse than the last,” External link

smh Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “To be great citizens of our country, you need to know the good and the bad of our country,” External link

smh Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “It has been a massive slog,” “But what I am still optimistic about is the future of education ... When I reflect on the last couple of years, I also do it with immense pride” External link

smh Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:04:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “They’ve come out today, they’re claiming that they’re not going to cut $3.7bn in mental health funding, yet that is exactly what they’re going to do,” “That’s their form when they’re in government” External link

guardian Monday, March 21, 2022 1:01:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “It has consistently refused to do so. I’ll continue to urge the commonwealth to show the same level of commitment we have to Victorian students,” External link

guardian Sunday, March 13, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria has invested more than $3.8 billion in the past year into mental health – five times what the Commonwealth has put on the table for this agreement for the entire country,” “This agreement is an opportunity for Australia to take mental health seriously and establish a genuine partnership to deliver the services we need – but the Commonwealth’s offering does not suggest they are serious about real reform in this space” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, March 9, 2022 1:42:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria has invested more than $3.8 billion in the past year into mental health – five times what the Commonwealth has put on the table for this agreement for the entire country,” “This agreement is an opportunity for Australia to take mental health seriously and establish a genuine partnership to deliver the services we need – but the Commonwealth’s offering does not suggest they are serious about real reform in this space” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 8, 2022 9:41:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria has invested more than $3.8 billion in the past year into mental health – five times what the Commonwealth has put on the table for this agreement for the entire country,” “This agreement is an opportunity for Australia to take mental health seriously and establish a genuine partnership to deliver the services we need – but the Commonwealth’s offering does not suggest they are serious about real reform in this space” External link

theage Tuesday, March 8, 2022 9:28:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “But the pandemic’s not over. We still need to deal with this virus and that includes getting your third [vaccine] doses, includes vaccinating your children, includes getting a PCR test to confirm if you’ve got COVID,” External link

theage Monday, March 7, 2022 9:02:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “But the pandemic’s not over. We still need to deal with this virus and that includes getting your third [vaccine] doses, includes vaccinating your children, includes getting a PCR test to confirm if you’ve got COVID,” External link

smh Monday, March 7, 2022 8:44:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “So it’s great to see similar consent education now agreed to by all education ministers across the country as part of the new Australian Curriculum,” “We look forward to the changes being resolved soon so all Australian schools can implement this vital education as soon as possible” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, February 18, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “enough to cover every single classroom in government schools and low-fee non-government schools” External link

smh Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : "We knew there will be positive cases once we do the surveillance testing, but it means we identify the cases early, and this will overall drive the number down, stopping the transmission," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, February 8, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “And interestingly, staff absences right now are less than pre-pandemic levels in 2019,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Interestingly, staff absences right now are less than pre-pandemic levels in 2019,” External link

smh Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:13:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "It's better to support those many hundreds of students and teachers than have one million students at home remote learning," "Vaccination rates mean we could, with confidence, resume schools and we did anticipate that it would be a little bit bumpy" External link

abc-au Monday, February 7, 2022 5:12:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Yes, we’re getting many hundreds of students, hundreds of teachers, but put it in perspective,” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 7, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "It's better to support those many hundreds of students and teachers than have one million students at home remote learning," "Vaccination rates mean we could, with confidence, resume schools and we did anticipate that it would be a little bit bumpy" External link

abc-au Monday, February 7, 2022 4:05:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I want to wish all students and staff heading to school this year all the very best for an exciting and much less disrupted school year," External link

bordermail Monday, January 31, 2022 10:28:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I can also announce we are delivering 30 million surgical masks to schools in the first four weeks of term, with 5.8 million surgical masks delivered in the first week," External link

9news Friday, January 28, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We will have a pool of people ready, willing and able to support schools, if they are having those challenges,” External link

theage Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We will have a pool of people ready, willing and able to support schools, if they are having those challenges,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I couldn't be more confident that parents and carers — the overwhelming majority will use the tests for what they are for, and that is surveillance testing for their children, as they go to school. I couldn't be more confident about that," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "You might have years five and six together in the gym for a week, for example," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I have got every confidence that staff will enthusiastically respond to the third-dose vaccine mandate," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "If they are at home because of COVID, either they are positive or they are household contact, then there will be learning materials and activities that schools will provide for those children," "But for all other kids, school is back and the requirement is that children are back at school" External link

abc-au Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "IVF is a challenging journey for anyone to go through, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic, and we're deeply sorry for the distress caused by affected services in recent weeks," "We thank Victorians for their patience as we've worked through critical workforce issues, and we'll keep working to have other services restored as soon as we can" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures suspended as part of the temporary changes to protect our hospitals will recommence to support Victorians who are wanting to start or grow their families," External link

9news Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:53:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "IVF is a challenging journey for anyone to go through, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic and we're deeply sorry for the distress caused by affected services in recent weeks," External link

9news Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:53:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "IVF is a challenging journey for anyone to go through, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic, and we're deeply sorry for the distress caused by affected services in recent weeks," "We thank Victorians for their patience as we've worked through critical workforce issues, and we'll keep working to have other services restored as soon as we can" External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:35:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “IVF is a challenging journey for anyone to go through, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic, and we’re deeply sorry for the distress caused by affected services in recent weeks,” “We thank Victorians for their patience as we’ve worked through critical workforce issues, and we’ll keep working to have other services restored as soon as we can” External link

aap-au Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:09:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "IVF is a challenging journey for anyone to go through, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic, and we're deeply sorry for the distress caused by affected services in recent weeks," "We thank Victorians for their patience as we've worked through critical workforce issues, and we'll keep working to have other services restored as soon as we can" External link

bordermail Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:02:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “We’re going to do everything that we possibly can to resume IVF services as quickly as possible,” External link

news_com_au Wednesday, January 19, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “We’re going to do everything that we possibly can to resume IVF services as quickly as possible,” External link

news_com_au Wednesday, January 19, 2022 7:07:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I know what an emotional toll it is, what a financial toll it is," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:35:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve reached a point in our healthcare system where it’s juggling extreme workforce shortages … alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization, alongside that an extraordinary workforce that are absolutely exhausted,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Our hospital system is under extreme pressure, and the risks we’re now seeing in COVID hospitalisations is testament to that,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:16:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We've always known that this would be the case, that as we move away from lockdowns and remote learning there will be a strain on our hospital system," "Our busiest hospitals have asked us to move forward as we approach the peak of the current Omicron wave" External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve reached a point in our healthcare system where it’s juggling extreme workforce shortages … alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization, alongside that an extraordinary workforce that are absolutely exhausted,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:58:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve got more than 4,000 health care workers unavailable right now, alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:50:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve got more than 4,000 health care workers unavailable right now, alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve reached a point in our healthcare system where it’s juggling extreme workforce shortages … alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization, alongside that an extraordinary workforce that are absolutely exhausted,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve got more than 4,000 health care workers unavailable right now, alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:12:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : "I know what an emotional toll it is, what a financial toll it is," "We'll return those services as quickly as possible. We're doing work right now on that" External link

abc-au Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “We’re going to do everything that we possibly can to resume IVF services as quickly as possible,” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:41:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “We’ve reached a point in our healthcare system where it’s juggling extreme workforce shortages alongside a vast number of patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalisation. Alongside that is an extraordinary workforce that are absolutely exhausted,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:40:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “We’re going to do everything that we possibly can to resume IVF services as quickly as possible,” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:04:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "There's been a lot of distraction in the week's leading up to the event," External link

abc-au Monday, January 17, 2022 7:16:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This will alleviate some of the pressure on our hospitals, moving some patients out of the hospital system who can otherwise be cared for in a medi-hotel,” External link

news_com_au Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:00:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This will alleviate some of the pressure on our hospitals, moving some patients out of the hospital system who can otherwise be cared for in a medi-hotel,” External link

news_com_au Sunday, January 16, 2022 2:36:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This will alleviate some of the pressure on our hospitals, moving some patients out of the hospital system who can otherwise be cared for in a medi-hotel,” External link

news_com_au Saturday, January 15, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This will alleviate some of the pressure on our hospitals, moving some patients out of the hospital system who can otherwise be cared for in a medi-hotel,” External link

news_com_au Saturday, January 15, 2022 1:31:00 AM EAT

James Merlino insisted : "no one is talking about remote learning" External link

sunraysiadaily Friday, January 14, 2022 12:45:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “No, I don’t think so. Melbourne and Victoria has for, decades now, a very proud of delivering world-best major events,” External link

theage Friday, January 14, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The medi-hotels will provide us with an extra buffer at a time when COVID-19 numbers and related hospital admissions are rising,” “Patients will receive high-quality care from health professionals in a hotel setting, making even better use of the resources we have available” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, January 14, 2022 8:41:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "Like hospital in the home, this will alleviate some pressure on hospitals," External link

illawarramercury Friday, January 14, 2022 5:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “This is where Covid patients nearing the end of their hospital stay can be transferred to complete their treatment, these medi-hotels will provide care for patients who need a lower level of care with all the benefits of a controlled environment,” “This will alleviate some of the pressure on our hospitals, moving some patients out of the hospital system who can otherwise be cared for in a medi-hotel” External link

news_com_au Friday, January 14, 2022 5:17:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The premier was up yesterday talking about more than 4000 workers on leave. I can tell you today it’s more than 6600 health service workers who are unavailable to work right now, so this is a system under strain,” External link

theage Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “With comprehensive training and supervision, we’re helping 1000 Victorians in relevant fields get the training they need to join our vaccination efforts,” External link

theage Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “More than 20,000 have been delivered. We’ve got the next three weeks where we will deliver the remaining component of that 51,000,” “That’s the commitment we made” External link

theage Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The premier was out yesterday talking about more than 4000 workers on leave. I can tell you today it’s more than 6600 health service workers who are unavailable to work right now, so this is a system under strain,” External link

theage Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “With comprehensive training and supervision – we’re helping 1000 Victorians in relevant fields get the training they need to join our vaccination efforts,” External link

theage Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “It’s time the Liberals came clean – what do they know about the far-right infiltration in their party, and what are they doing about it?” External link

smh Monday, January 10, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

James Merlino added : "It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition. " External link

thesun Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : "It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

france24 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:40:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, January 5, 2022 3:55:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition," External link

startribune Wednesday, January 5, 2022 3:52:00 AM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

france24 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Everyone's looking forward to the Australian Open and everyone who will attend – spectators, players, officials, staff – is expected to be fully vaccinated," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, January 5, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

japantoday Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, January 4, 2022 8:16:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:26:00 PM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

Europe1 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:08:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

denverpost Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

tv5 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:40:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:09:00 PM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

la-croix Tuesday, January 4, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

James Merlino insisté : "Toute personne qui voudra venir au tournoi, spectateurs, joueurs, officiels, staff, tout le monde devra être vacciné totalement. La dérogation médicale n'est pas une astuce à usage de joueurs privilégiés" External link

challenges Tuesday, January 4, 2022 4:45:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria is in one of the strongest positions really of any place around the world to combat this new fast-paced variant,” “That said, we still need to be smart, we still need to protect ourselves and our loved ones from getting sick and ensure our health care workers are not being overwhelmed” External link

news_com_au Thursday, December 23, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "This is a sensible response which will allow businesses to stay open, bars and restaurants to continue to stay open and major events to go ahead," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, December 23, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings ... We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

GulfDailyNews Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “Mask wearing is a prudent commonsense measure. It can be inconvenient but it’s a small inconvenience for a significant public health benefit,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “The contract with people of Victoria [was] get vaccinated and that means an end to lockdown, it means enjoying events,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “Mask wearing is a prudent common-sense measure. It can be inconvenient but it’s a small inconvenience for a significant public health benefit,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “The contract with people of Victoria [was] get vaccinated and that means an end to lockdown, it means enjoying events,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "Mask wearing is a prudent common-sense measure. It can be inconvenient but it's a small inconvenience for a significant public health benefit," External link

bordermail Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I want it as short as possible," External link

bordermail Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I am asking for people's patience - I know this has been a very difficult time and it's quite an inconvenience," "But for the most part, across all of our 260 sites, we're getting through (tests) in 40 minutes on average" External link

bordermail Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “Victoria’s view, NSW’ view [and the view of] other jurisdictions is that that interval [between a second vaccination and the booster jab] should be shorter,” External link

watoday Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "Mask wearing is a prudent common-sense measure. It can be inconvenient but it's a small inconvenience for a significant public health benefit," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:20:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "I want it as short as possible," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:20:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria’s view, NSW’s view [and the view of] other jurisdictions is that that interval should be shorter” External link

watoday Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victoria’s view, NSW’s view [and the view of] other jurisdictions is that that interval should be shorter” External link

theage Tuesday, December 21, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “That’s the critical thing that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” “We’re seeing a big increase in NSW so it’s something that we are learning more about every day in terms of its impact and the effectiveness of vaccines” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, December 21, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “That’s the critical thing that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” “We’re seeing a big increase in NSW so it’s something that we are learning more about every day in terms of its impact and the effectiveness of vaccines” External link

news_com_au Monday, December 20, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “We are not changing our settings...We’re not talking about lockdowns,” External link

gulf-times Monday, December 20, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “That’s the critical thing that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” “We’re seeing a big increase in NSW so it’s something that we are learning more about every day in terms of its impact and the effectiveness of vaccines” External link

news_com_au Monday, December 20, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “That’s the critical thing that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” “We’re seeing a big increase in NSW so it’s something that we are learning more about every day in terms of its impact and the effectiveness of vaccines” External link

dailytelegraph Monday, December 20, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “I know that there are particular sites where the wait is long but the average is 45 minutes to an hour or so,” External link

aap-au Monday, December 20, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings - We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

newshub Sunday, December 19, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Victorians have given themselves the strongest chance of living safely with coronavirus and enjoying more freedoms this festive season, while we continue to monitor the Omicron variant,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, December 19, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings ... We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 19, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings... We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

AsiaOne Sunday, December 19, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings ... We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 19, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “We are not changing our settings ... We’re not talking about lockdowns,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, December 19, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings ... We`re not talking about lockdowns," External link

dnaindia Sunday, December 19, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : "We are not changing our settings ... We're not talking about lockdowns," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, December 19, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "It's not so much the daily numbers, it's the hospitalisations, it's the ICU beds that are the critical thing that we look at every single day," External link

abc-au Sunday, December 19, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We're at the early stages of the Omicron variant and that's why we need to be prudent," "It's why we made the commonsense decision, based on public health advice, to continue the wearing of masks" External link

abc-au Sunday, December 19, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “That’s the critical thing that we that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” “We’re seeing a big increase in NSW so it’s something that we are learning more about every day in terms of its impact and the effectiveness of vaccines” External link

news_com_au Sunday, December 19, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "While we build the mental health facilities our state needs, we're investing in our most precious asset: the workers who care for Victorians around the clock," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, December 19, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "While we build the mental health facilities our state needs, we're investing in our most precious asset: the workers who care for Victorians around the clock," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, December 19, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "While we build the mental health facilities our state needs, we're investing in our most precious asset: the workers who care for Victorians around the clock," External link

bordermail Sunday, December 19, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

James Merlino told : “That’s the critical thing that we that we look at every single day but obviously we’ve got a new variant, and it is likely to become the dominant variant across the globe,” External link

news_com_au Sunday, December 19, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “With more than 92 per cent of Victorians 12 years and older double-vaccinated, Victorians have given themselves the strongest chance of living safely with coronavirus and enjoying more freedoms this festive season, while we continue to monitor the Omicron variant,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, December 18, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “With more than 92 per cent of Victorians 12 years and older double-vaccinated, Victorians have given themselves the strongest chance of living safely with coronavirus and enjoying more freedoms this festive season, while we continue to monitor the Omicron variant,” External link

abc-au Friday, December 17, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “With more than 92 per cent of Victorians 12 years and older double-vaccinated, Victorians have given themselves the strongest chance of living safely with coronavirus and enjoying more freedoms this festive season, while we continue to monitor the Omicron variant,” External link

abc-au Friday, December 17, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "With more than 92 per cent of Victorians 12 years and older double-vaccinated, Victorians have given themselves the strongest chance of living safely with coronavirus and enjoying more freedoms this festive season, while we continue to monitor the Omicron variant," External link

9news Friday, December 17, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We want to get as many kids vaccinated as possible before we get to term 2 and start heading towards winter," External link

abc-au Thursday, December 16, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "We want to get as many kids vaccinated as possible before we get to term 2 and start heading towards winter," External link

abc-au Thursday, December 16, 2021 4:01:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “There are no words that I can say to this family or any other family that have lost a loved one,” “I think it’s important the government acts, and that’s exactly what we’ve done” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

James Merlino added : “Medical exemptions are just that – it’s not a loophole for privileged tennis players” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, December 8, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

James Merlino said : “Everyone’s looking forward to the Australian Open and everyone who will attend spectators, players, officials, staff is expected to be fully vaccinated,” External link

news_com_au Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “My view on this is really clear and really simple,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “They’re the rules. Medical exemptions are just that – it’s not a loophole for privileged tennis players …It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "My view on this is is really clear and really simple," External link

abc-au Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “My view on this is really clear and really simple,” External link

smh Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “My view on this is really clear and really simple,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “They’re the rules. Medical exemptions are just that – it’s not a loophole for privileged tennis players …It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "My view on this is is really clear and really simple," External link

abc-au Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “What’s important is, what changes are we putting in place?” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 8, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “My view on this is really clear and really simple,” External link

smh Wednesday, December 8, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “What’s important is what changes are we putting in place?,” External link

theage Wednesday, December 8, 2021 5:37:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “My view on this is is really clear and really simple,” External link

theage Wednesday, December 8, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "ventilation, vaccination and vital COVIDSafe measures" External link

bordermail Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:02:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said ( about Matthew Guy ) : “Now last time around, [Opposition Leader] Matthew Guy associated with mobsters; this time, he’s sidled up to far-right extremists and anti-vaxxers,” “You can’t be the premier of the state if that is your behaviour. That’s my view on these matters” External link

theage Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said ( about Matthew Guy ) : “Now last time around, [Opposition Leader] Matthew Guy associated with mobsters; this time, he’s sidled up to far-right extremists and anti-vaxxers,” “You can’t be the premier of the state if that is your behaviour. That’s my view on these matters” External link

smh Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

James Merlino wrote : "The situation in India right now is nothing short of devastating. We simply cannot sit by and do nothing. We must step up and provide real, tangible support," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “For primary school aged children, they’re unable to be vaccinated at this point in time, and that means that there is significant disruption for students and their families when they’re identified as a primary close contact at school,” External link

theage Monday, November 8, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : “We have long called for Australia’s Indigenous heritage to be firmly embedded in our curriculum – not at the expense of other important aspects of the Australian story, but as part of a balanced, diverse history offering that covers both the inspiring and challenging parts of our nation’s history,” External link

theage Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

James Merlino told : “We need to care for every single Victorian,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, October 22, 2021 8:17:00 AM EAT

James Merlino said : "Every single Victorian has earned this and we are so grateful and proud of both the sacrifices you have made to save lives and the efforts you have made to make sure that you get vaccinated, because we all know that vaccination is our ticket out of this pandemic," "That said, please continue to be safe and prevent the unnecessary spread of the virus - wear your mask, check in everywhere you go," External link

sunraysiadaily Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

James Merlino declarou : "É um bom dia, todos podem estar orgulhosos do que conseguimos" External link

correiobraziliense Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

James Merlino declarou : "É um bom dia, todos podem estar orgulhosos do que conseguimos" External link

em Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

James Merlino declarou : "É um bom dia, todos podem estar orgulhosos do que conseguimos" External link

uol Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

James Merlino declarou : "É um bom dia, todos podem estar orgulhosos do que conseguimos" External link

em Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:41:00 PM EAT

James Merlino disse : “Ninguém, ninguém quer repetir o inverno passado” External link

odocumento Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

James Merlino disse : “Ninguém, ninguém quer repetir o inverno passado” External link

odocumento Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

James Merlino disse : “Ninguém, ninguém quer repetir o inverno passado” External link

odocumento Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

James Merlino disse : "Ninguém, ninguém quer repetir o inverno passado" External link

noticias-terra-br Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
premier16.03%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
deputy12.33%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
minister30.22%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
emergency services minister13.36%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
minister for emergency services1.23%EN12/04/201704/12/2017
education minister19.32%EN11/18/201718/11/2017
consumer affairs minister0.31%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
state education minister0.62%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
minister for education2.16%EN06/30/201730/06/2017
services minister0.31%EN05/19/201719/05/2017
education and emergency services minister0.10%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
state emergency services minister0.21%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
victorian emergency services minister1.44%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
new emergency services minister1.75%EN08/04/201604/08/2016
acting emergency services minister0.31%EN06/22/201622/06/2016
new minister for emergency services0.21%EN06/11/201611/06/2016
labor mp0.10%EN08/30/201430/08/2014
Names Lang Count
James MerlinoEN99.79%
James MerlinoSA0.21%
James MerlinoAR0.00%


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