Topic: Youth

Ground-Breaking New Youth Homeless Service For Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $3.5 million in a ground-breaking model of intensive, 24/7 accommodation and crisis support for homeless young people Kicking off the redevelopment of Melbourne City Mission’s Frontyard Youth Services on King Street yesterday, Minister for Housing, Martin Foley said the investment would ensure young Victorians sleeping rough or […]

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

New Contract Awarded For Youth Space Latrobe

It’s another step forward for young people in the Latrobe Valley, with the Andrews Labor Government awarding a new contract to manage Youth Space Latrobe. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) will run the centre in partnership with another nine organisations. This group of 10 will work […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Getting Behind New Ideas At Youth Parliament

Victoria’s future Parliamentarians have made their voices heard on the issues that matter to them, like improved disability access, family violence prevention and combating online gambling advertising at this year’s YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament. Now in its 32nd year, the Victorian Youth Parliament brings together students from across the state to debate and vote on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs, Ministers

Youth Voice Takes Centre Stage

Family violence services, compulsory closed captioning in Victorian cinemas and improving building accessibility are just a handful of the bills up for discussion this week, as part of the 32nd YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today joined 20 teams of youth parliamentarians at Parliament House to open proceedings for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

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 – […]

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