Topic: Youth

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

Expert Team To Design Youth Justice Centre

Expert architecture and design firm HDR will bring their experience designing youth justice centres around the world to Victoria. HDR has been appointed the principal consultant on the new youth justice centre at Cherry Creek, the next major step in the development of the new centre, which is set to open in 2021. HDR will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Major Projects Kickstart 1,500 Young Careers

The Andrews Labor Government has created more than 1,500 opportunities for apprentices, trainees and cadets to help shape Victoria’s biggest projects and give them the skills they need to build their careers. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today inspected construction works at the Metro Tunnel site in A’Beckett Street and met young engineering […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Helping Young Victorians Turn Their Lives Around

The Andrews Labor Government is helping young ex-offenders – and young people at risk of offending – find a job, stay out of trouble and turn their lives around. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today visited Pana Chocolate in Richmond to announce $1.7 million to help […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Bridging The Gap To Put More Victorians Into A Job

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a not-for-profit agency that is helping young Victorians into sustainable jobs across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan joined Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke today to announce more than $843,000 for The Bridge. The Bridge helps disengaged […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

$7.6 Million Boost To Help Address Youth Crime

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $7.6 million in grants to help local communities tackle youth crime and repeat offending by intervening early and diverting young people from crime. As a part of the Government’s record investment, the Youth Crime Prevention Grants help local communities tackle the underlying causes of youth crime and repeat offending […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Justice

$1.5 Million To Empower Koori Young People

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to programs to empower and re-engage Koori young people through camps, sporting activities, workshops and education. Across Victoria 25 projects had been given funding through the Labor Government’s Koori Youth Crime Prevention Grants. These include: Ngwala Willumbong has been awarded $150,000 to provide […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Justice

Inspiring Our Future Parliamentarians

Young people have made their voices heard and passed a range of Bills that could shape state legislation, during YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament this week. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos thanked the 120 young parliamentarians for taking part and raising the profile of issues affecting young people. Bills that passed include labelling the environmentally […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Youth Parliament Welcomes “Deaf Hood” Team

Young people who are deaf or hard of hearing will participate in this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament program for the first time. The six participants in the “Deaf Hood” team, sponsored by Deaf Children Australia, will be part of the 120 young parliamentarians attending Parliament House for the three-day event. The young parliamentarians aged 16 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs