Archives for April, 2015

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EDITHVALE A WINNER FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today joined Kingston City Mayor, Geoff Gledhill and Tim Richardson, Member for Mordialloc, to open the Edithvale Family and Children’s Centre. The opening of the $6.5 million centre, located close to the Edithvale Recreational Reserve’s junior sporting facilities,..

BUDDING JOURNOS GIVEN PRESS GALLERY OPPORTUNITIES

Budding young journalists will cover Victoria’s Youth Parliament for the next four years thanks to a $100,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government, Minister for Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos, announced today. Ms Mikakos also revealed the names of the 20 young journalists selected for..

GOLDFIELDS ARE GO!

Pioneering community project Go Goldfields has a secure future thanks to $2 million in funding announced today by Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos. Ms Mikakos said the $2 million in additional funds over three years would enable the Go Goldfields alliance of community..

REGIONAL FAMILIES WOULD BE HIT BY KINDER CUTS, MINISTER WARNS

Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today called on the Abbott Government to look after young families in rural and regional Victoria by committing to ongoing funding for four year old kinder programs. Ms Mikakos said an analysis had revealed that if the Abbott..

NEW CHILDREN’S HUB MEETS DEMAND IN RINGWOOD

Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today joined Maroondah City Council Mayor Tony Dib and Member for Eastern Metropolitan, Shaun Leane, to open the new Norwood Family and Children’s Centre. The $2.88 million centre gives families access to a range of children’s services in..

NO WAITING LIST FOR MORNINGTON KINDERGARTEN

Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today joined Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Bev Colomb and Member for Eastern Victoria, Daniel Mulino, to open the upgrade to Bentons Square Kindergarten in Mornington. The $1 million upgrade provides a new kinder room and outdoor play area,..

NEW CHILDREN’S CENTRE TO MEET KINDER DEMAND IN OFFICER

Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today joined the Bishop of Sale Patrick O’Regan, and Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing, to open St Clare’s Early Learning Centre in Officer. The new $1.225 million centre was developed to meet demand for quality kindergarten programs..

YOUNG VICTORIANS SELECTED FOR 2015 YOUTH PARLIAMENT

More than 100 young people from many different backgrounds have been chosen to participate in the 29th Youth Parliament later this year, Minister for Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos announced today. Teams of young people from regional and metropolitan areas – including Hoppers Crossing Secondary College, Wangaratta..

CELEBRATING YOUNG VICTORIANS – IT STARTS WITH US

Being creative, having a say on issues that matter and celebrating what young people have to offer. That’s what Australia’s biggest annual celebration of young people, National Youth Week, is all about. This year’s theme – It Starts With Us – recognises that through education, sport, music,..

YOUNG JOURNOS NEEDED TO COVER 2015 YOUTH PARLIAMENT

Budding political journalists who are eager to cover this year’s Youth Parliament should put their hand up, Minister for Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos, said today. Ms Mikakos officially launched the YMCA’s Victoria Youth Press Gallery program for 2015 and encouraged aspiring journalists to apply and..