Topic: Youth

Investing In Victoria’s Young Koorie Leaders

Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians will be encouraged to become the leaders of tomorrow through a series of new and free training workshops. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $100,000 to set up the workshops, which will be delivered across Victoria and run by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. Minister for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs, Ministers

Strengthening Laws On Young Parolees

The Andrews Labor Government is toughening up laws targeting the state’s most serious young offenders on parole by introducing electronic monitoring and other measures to better protect the community. In a Victorian first, electronic bracelets will be used to better monitor young offenders and ensure they are complying with the conditions of their parole, like […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Junior Landcare And Biodiversity Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $400,000 in funding for Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, to help kids across the state protect Victoria’s environment. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio launched the fund today, which is open to Victorian schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, scouts, guides and youth groups. Grants of up to $5,000 will be available […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Recognising Victoria’s Young Changemakers

Social entrepreneur Dan Poole has been crowned the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year for his efforts to combat homelessness one crepe at a time. The 24-year-old co-founded Australia’s first not-for-profit crepe van, Crepes for Change, which provides training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged Victorians and has raised almost $270,000 for the cause since […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Promoting Victorian Youth, Diversity And Harmony

Victoria’s second ever youth summit gets underway today, with hundreds of young people set to poetry slam, network, debate the hot issues and have their voices heard on what matters to them. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos will open the Youth Summit at the Melbourne Park Function Centre, where the key theme to be […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Funding Boost To Support Disadvantaged Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting programs for disadvantaged adults and kids, with $4 million in funding through the Community Support Fund. The funding will allow Reclink to establish the ACTiVIC program, which will support over 1,500 youth and other Victorians experiencing disadvantage every year. The funding will enable Reclink to provide sports programs – […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Kicking Off Victoria’s First Ever Youth Week

People of all ages are encouraged to take part in the first ever Victorian Youth Week, which kicks off today. A celebration of our youth, Victorian Youth Week is aimed at uniting young people in their common interests, with more than 100 events and activities scheduled to run throughout the week. It is the first […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Making Things Fairer For Young People Leaving Care

The Andrews Labor Government is developing Australia’s largest ever Social Impact Bond, forging a new path in support for young Victorians leaving care. Treasurer Tim Pallas and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today launched the COMPASS Social Impact Bond, which will now call for investors to fund a program helping young people transition […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Gearing Up For The First Ever Victorian Youth Week

Young people will be celebrated and recognised with more than 100 activities across the state during the inaugural Victorian Youth Week in April. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced the successful grant recipients for Victorian Youth Week 2018, which will run from 13 to 22 April. It will be the first time the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Celebrating Victoria’s Valiant Volunteers

Equality advocate Riley Briese has been named the Premier’s Volunteer of the Year for his work supporting young transgender people in regional Victoria. The 20-year-old is helping change the landscape of care and support for transgender Victorians through the founding of his Gateway Health Gender Service, which provides information and referrals for children questioning their […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier