Topic: Youth

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

Liberals Delay Crucial Bill On Youth Justice

The Andrews Labor Government’s legislation to crackdown on youth crime has been delayed by a posturing Liberal Party. For all their hyperbole about their commitment to “strengthening youth justice by stronger sentencing and less tolerance of bad behaviour,” the Liberals have again been found to be all bluff and bluster. Despite the Government adding an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Strengthening Victoria’s Multicultural Youth

Culturally diverse Victorians aged 16 to 25 are invited to become a member of the Multicultural Youth Network (MYN) and have their views heard on how to make Victoria a stronger, more cohesive state. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott and Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced the opening of expressions of interest […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Empowering Young Aboriginal People In Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering Aboriginal young people in Shepparton by investing in a youth mentoring program. Speaking at the Aboriginal Children’s Forum in Shepparton, Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos announced a further $240,000 investment for the Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative to assist Aboriginal young people in decisions on financial education, healthy lifestyle choices, […]

Categories: Media Release

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

Funds To Ensure Young People Can Party Safely

The Andrews Labor Government will extend a successful harm minimisation outreach program that will give 1800 young people the tools to party safely. The innovative Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (Party) program graphically demonstrates the impact of alcohol and drug abuse. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited the Alfred Hospital today to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Victoria’s Young People Shape Their Future

Young Victorians will have even more opportunities to have their say and help shape government decisions, with Victorian Youth Congress applications opening today. The opening of applications were announced today by Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos at the inaugural Youth Summit held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and attended by over four hundred young […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

A Brighter Future For Disadvantaged Young People

More young people at risk of homelessness will get the support they need to improve their lives thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the Youth Foyer in Warrnambool to announce $3 million to expand the delivery of the Certificate I in Developing Independence to Warrnambool, where it […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills