Topic: Youth

Supporting Young Victorians To Have Their Say

Young Victorians are being encouraged to step up and have their voices heard on issues that matter to them as part of next year’s Victorian Youth Congress. Youth Affairs Minister Jenny Mikakos today opened applications for the 21-member congress, which will meet regularly to research, discuss and propose solutions to a range of priority issues […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs, Ministers

Getting Involved In Youth Space Latrobe

The Andrews Labor Government is urging young people from the Latrobe Valley to put their hand up to join the first Youth Governance Committee for Youth Space Latrobe. The Committee will help set an agenda, drive change and give voice to priority issues for young people in Morwell and surrounding communities, forming part of the […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Empowering Young People With FReeZA Grants

Young Victorians are getting a helping hand to build their confidence and explore creative careers thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced 77 local government and community organisations from across Victoria would receive funding as part of the $7.2 million FReeZA program, to be delivered over […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

Strengthening Services For Young Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more young people be their best by establishing three new Community Support Groups. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced $5.5 million for the groups, which are aimed at boosting community engagement, resilience and ensuring young people can be linked to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs

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