Topic: Youth

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

Nominations Open For Victorian Young Achievers Awards

Outstanding young people from across the state can now be nominated in the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever Awards. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today called on the community to celebrate the efforts of young Victorians who are making a real difference in our community. The awards recognise the achievements of Victoria’s young people over […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

More Treatment And Research For Youth Mental Health

More treatment options for young people and greater research into youth mental health will become a reality with construction commencing on a state-of-the-art facility and additional funding announced today. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today turned the sod at the site in Parkville with representatives from Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health