Topic: Youth

Inspiring Young People To Join Victorian Youth Congress

Young people from across Victoria will make their voices heard as members of the first Victorian Youth Congress. At the induction of the Youth Congress, Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos said members would have opportunities to meet with Ministers in 2018 about issues that matter to them. Members of the Youth Congress are aged […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Payroll Tax Relief To Grow Victoria’s Skilled Workforce

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting Victoria’s skilled workforce by lowering the cost of employing apprentices and trainees. The Payroll Tax Act 2007 introduced into Parliament this week will exempt Group Training Organisations (GTOs) that are run as for-profit organisations from paying payroll tax on apprentice and trainee wages. Currently, the exemption only applies to […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Victorian Series Takes The Field On Milestone Day For Girls

Mustangs FC, a Victorian-made TV series supported by the Andrews Labor Government, will lead celebrations for International Day of the Girl with a special screening at Federation Square tonight. Victorian producers Amanda Higgs and Rachel Davis led a strong female team to create Mustangs FC, which follows a group of girls who abandon the sidelines […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Young Drivers Safer With Graduated Licensing

Victoria’s Graduated Licensing System is reducing the risk of crashes for young drivers and saving lives, according to an independent review. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today released the study that found drivers who had been through the new system are 20 per cent less likely to have a serious crash in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

LGBTI Services To Expand In Response To High Demand

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Victorians in response to an increase in the number of people seeking help since the marriage equality survey has begun. The Labor Government has asked Victorian Aids Council and Drummond St services to lead the delivery of the $500,000 additional […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Laws To Crack Down On Youth Crime Pass Parliament

The Andrews Labor Government’s legislation to crackdown on youth crime passed Parliament yesterday. The Children and Justice Legislation (Youth Justice Reform) Bill 2017 was introduced in May as part of Victoria’s largest ever suite of legislative measures to keep the community safe. Under the Labor Government’s reforms, young offenders will face longer detention periods of […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Gambling Ad Ban Near Schools, Roads And Public Transport

The Andrews Labor Government will ban betting advertising on roads, public transport, and within 150 metres of all Victorian schools. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced new laws that will shield vulnerable Victorians, particularly school aged children, from the promotion of gambling. The Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 will apply to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation