Category: Minister for Youth Affairs

Nominations Open For Victorian Young Achievers Awards

Outstanding young people from across the state can now be nominated in the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever Awards. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today called on the community to celebrate the efforts of young Victorians who are making a real difference in our community. The awards recognise the achievements of Victoria’s young people over […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

New Exhibition And Program To Transform Inside And Out

Melbourne Museum is preparing for a collection mash up this summer when it unveils Museum Inside Out, a major exhibition that will showcase the museum’s collections like never before and signal a new direction for Australia’s largest museum organisation. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos was at Melbourne Museum today to get a taste of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Inspiring Our Future Parliamentarians

Young people have made their voices heard and passed a range of Bills that could shape state legislation, during YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament this week. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos thanked the 120 young parliamentarians for taking part and raising the profile of issues affecting young people. Bills that passed include labelling the environmentally […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Youth Parliament Welcomes “Deaf Hood” Team

Young people who are deaf or hard of hearing will participate in this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament program for the first time. The six participants in the “Deaf Hood” team, sponsored by Deaf Children Australia, will be part of the 120 young parliamentarians attending Parliament House for the three-day event. The young parliamentarians aged 16 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Connecting Young Aboriginal Victorians To Culture

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Aboriginal young people more opportunities to strengthen their connections to culture through community-led mentorship programs. Wayapa Wuurrk’s successful Warran Warran Maar mentoring program will receive $240,000 over two years, as part of $1.75 million in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 to support the Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Program. Warran Warran Maar […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Celebrating Victoria’s Young Achievers

Young Victorians have been celebrated for their outstanding achievements at tonight’s 2017 Victorian Young Achiever Awards gala presentation dinner. Awards Patron and Minister for Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos joined guests in celebrating the young finalists’ leadership skills and achievements in a range of fields including volunteering, social activism, scientific research and art and fashion. Ms […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

More Support For Young People In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping connect young people in regional Victoria to education and community services and provide local youth services with networking and capacity building. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced $2.025 million in funding as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18 Regional Presence Project, for four regional offices run by […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

A more secure youth justice system for Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the strong and secure youth justice system Victorians expect, with even more security upgrades at the Parkville and Malmsbury facilities. This follows the transition of Youth Justice to the Department of Justice and Regulation, with Corrections Victoria staff bringing their experience and know-how to safeguarding all youth justice facilities. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Celebrating Victoria’s Young People In 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is providing funding to more than 100 organisations across Victoria to run youth-focussed activities during National Youth Week in 2017. The Government is recognising the contribution of young people to their communities by celebrating their achievements through a $200,000 investment. The week will include festivals, music events, awards nights, forums and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Strengthening Support For Young Pacific Islanders

The Andrews Labor Government is giving young Pacific Islanders targeted support and more opportunities to connect with their community through a new pilot program. The Government is investing $600,000 for the Young Pasifika Program to fund experienced youth outreach workers to work directly with young Pacific Islanders and re-connect them to school, jobs and training. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs