Topic: Youth

Helping Kids In Melbourne’s West Get To School

The Andrews Labor Government is extending the schools-myki project in Melbourne’s western suburbs, which offers free myki cards to students experiencing homelessness or family violence, to travel to and from school. Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced additional funding of $175,000 for the project, which will now run through to the end […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Investing In Young Media Professionals

Young people aspiring for a career in the media industry will have more opportunities to develop skills and gain industry experience, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced funding of $400,000 over four years for Student Youth Network Media’s Youth in Community Radio program, to begin in 2019. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Creating Spaces For Young People In The Latrobe Valley

It’s exciting news for young people in the Latrobe Valley – Youth Space Latrobe is officially up and running. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today formally opened the youth-focused hub, which is kicking off operations from Shop 27 at Mid Valley Shopping Centre before it moves to a more permanent location in coming months. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

More Support For At Risk Children And Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s leading social service providers to deliver more support for vulnerable children and young people disengaging from education, training and employment. As part of its $30 million Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage initiative, the Labor Government has selected Berry Street and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), […]

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Building The Skills And Confidence Of Young Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more students gain skills and get involved in their local community, thanks to continued funding for the school-based Advance program. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today visited staff and students at the Victorian College for the Deaf which is one of 430 government secondary schools that will share […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Extra Rehabilitation Beds For Victorian Youth

A new youth residential rehabilitation facility will be established in Gippsland to provide extra support, closer to home for young regional Victorians suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced the new 20 bed facility today, which will help young people to address their alcohol and drug problems, while developing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Investing In Victoria’s Youth Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is funding more projects that help young people live better, more connected lives. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced the organisations that have been selected to deliver five new Empower projects, while also presenting the inaugural YACVic Rural Youth Awards at Queens Hall, Parliament House. The five projects will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Youth Space Latrobe Seeks Ideas From Young People

Young Victorians are being encouraged to submit their ideas for the branding of Youth Space Latrobe in Morwell, as it prepares to hold the first of many youth-focused events. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today opened entries for a branding competition, which will ultimately formally name Youth Space Latrobe and an associated logo. Applications […]

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Improving Connections For Young Pacific Islanders

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting young people in Pacific Islander communities become more engaged, socially connected and on positive pathways. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced $475,000 to expand the Young Pasifika Program, known as ‘Le Mana’ meaning ‘empower’, into Brimbank and Dandenong. This follows the successful pilot of Le Mana in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Expanded International Student Centre Opens Its Doors

The new Study Melbourne Student Centre has opened its doors and is ready to deliver an even better experience to Victoria’s international students from a bright and spacious venue in Melbourne’s iconic Hardware Lane. Double the size of the former site and relocated to the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the improved Student Centre will offer […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment