Topic: Youth

Helping Young Victorians Turn Their Lives Around

The Andrews Labor Government is helping young ex-offenders – and young people at risk of offending – find a job, stay out of trouble and turn their lives around. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today visited Pana Chocolate in Richmond to announce $1.7 million to help […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Bridging The Gap To Put More Victorians Into A Job

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a not-for-profit agency that is helping young Victorians into sustainable jobs across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan joined Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke today to announce more than $843,000 for The Bridge. The Bridge helps disengaged […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

$7.6 Million Boost To Help Address Youth Crime

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $7.6 million in grants to help local communities tackle youth crime and repeat offending by intervening early and diverting young people from crime. As a part of the Government’s record investment, the Youth Crime Prevention Grants help local communities tackle the underlying causes of youth crime and repeat offending […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Justice

$1.5 Million To Empower Koori Young People

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to programs to empower and re-engage Koori young people through camps, sporting activities, workshops and education. Across Victoria 25 projects had been given funding through the Labor Government’s Koori Youth Crime Prevention Grants. These include: Ngwala Willumbong has been awarded $150,000 to provide […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Justice

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

New Laws In Force To Protect Children From Abuse

A suite of new laws and measures to protect Victorian children from abuse and hold organisations to account come into force today. In an Australian first, the Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Act 2017 ensures that Victorian religious institutions, childcare facilities, government bodies and community organisations have a clear ‘duty of care’ to protect children […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

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