Category: 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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Mentoring Young Aboriginal Women In Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering young Aboriginal women in Shepparton by supporting a new youth mentoring program. The Government is investing $120,000 in the Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative as part of its Empowered Women, Children and Families initiative helping Aboriginal women build networks. Speaking at the Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative today, Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny […]

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Victorian Youth Forums To Turn Ideas Into Actions

Young people around Victoria can help shape future government decisions by taking part in 12 youth forums in regional and metro locations. Hosted by the Andrews Labor Government and the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, the forums give young people the chance to discuss ideas and develop skills in working with decision makers. They will […]

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Swan Hill Youth Put Local Issues On The Agenda

The Andrews Labor Government is investing nearly $500,000 in support for young people in the Swan Hill region with the opening of a new Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic) office in Swan Hill. The new service will connect and support young people in the Swan Hill region – especially those experiencing disadvantage – with […]

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Grants Package To Kick Off National Youth Week

The Andrews Labor Government is helping young Victorians get active and involved in National Youth Week 2017, with a $210,000 grants package. Speaking at the first of a series of 12 regional and metropolitan Youth Forums in Swan Hill, Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos announced applications for funding had opened. The forums are a […]

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Creative Win For Wakakirri Secondary School Challenge

Young people pursuing careers in the performing and creative arts have received a boost in their story-telling abilities thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. At Melbourne’s Hamer Hall for the Wakakirri Secondary School Challenge final last night, Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos announced $600,000 would be provided to continue the program for […]

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Nominate A Victorian Young Achiever

Nominations for the 2017 Victorian Young Achiever Awards were officially opened today by the Minister for Youth Affairs and Patron of the Victorian Young Achiever Awards, Jenny Mikakos. The awards recognise young people who have made a real difference to their communities. Young people are our future leaders and change-makers. The Victorian Young Achiever Awards […]

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