Category: Minister for Youth Affairs

Celebrating Young People With First Victorian Youth Week

The Andrews Labor Government is helping celebrate inspiring and motivated young people across Victoria as part of the first ever Victorian Youth Week, after the Turnbull Government scrapped funding that it previously provided to states. Ensuring Victoria continues to highlight the important role young people play in the community, the Labor Government is almost doubling […]

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More Support For Victoria’s Vulnerable Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering more young people in Victoria by providing them with intensive support, engagement in education and training and greater pathways to employment. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today visited the South Sudanese Community Association to see how they’re delivering their program as part of the $4 million Empower Youth […]

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Applications Open To Engage! Young Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has opened applications for grants to engage young people and help them reach their full potential and connect with their local community. Grants are available through the Labor Government’s $12.3 million Engage! 2018-20 program – open to local governments and community organisations – to support young people to engage in community […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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