Archives for June, 2016

12 Related Items Found
Search

STRENGTHENING YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN VICTORIA

Young Victorians will have more opportunities to have their say and participate in decision-making with the launch of the Andrews Labor Government’s new youth policy. Young Victorians, youth sector representatives and service providers joined Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos at Parliament today for the..

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE VICTORIAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT

120 young Victorians will debate current affairs and have their voices heard in the parliamentary chambers this week. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos officially opened the 30th YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament program this morning. Over three sitting days, delegates aged between 16 and 25 will..

NATIONAL PUSH TO SUPPORT FAMILIES AT RISK

Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos has welcomed support from state and territory ministers for a national approach to issues affecting families and children, including family violence. Ms Mikakos today hosted a meeting of Children and Families Ministers and representatives from seven states and..

A NEW MEN’S SHED FOR COLAC

Colac will soon have access to a larger, purpose-built Men’s Shed, following $60,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. In Colac today, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos joined local shedders on site to view progress on the construction of the new Men’s..

NEW YOUTH HUB FOR THE SOUTH WEST

A new regional youth hub in Warrnambool is helping grow better services across the South West region, boosting opportunities for local young people to participate in the community. The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than $450,000 in funding over two years for the Youth..

MORE RESOURCES FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE RISK MANAGEMENT

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out a vital program across Victoria to protect the women and children at the highest risk of family violence. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos was today joined by Member for Geelong, Christine Couzens at Bethany Community Support..

MORE TRAINING TO IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO FAMILY VIOLENCE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping professionals identify, assess and manage the risk of family violence with an additional $675,000 for training. Following the Royal Commission into Family Violence, there has been increased demand for training in the Family Violence Risk Assessment and Management Framework,..

BUILDING STRONG FUTURES FOR ABORIGINAL CHILDREN IN CARE

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Aboriginal community controlled organisations and communities to reduce the number of Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced an investment of $2.82 million over two years to fund the..

NORTH MELBOURNE DESIGN AGENCY SCOOPS TOP AWARD

North Melbourne-based Cobalt Design has won the Professional Services Award at the 2016 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame. With  this year’s theme “Towards Future Industries”, the Hall of Fame awards promote outstanding and forward thinking local businesses and individuals that are raising the bar in..

NEW SERVICE TO HELP AT-RISK KIDS EXCEL IN SCHOOL

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting children in out-of-home care to get the best out of their education with the launch of the new LOOKOUT Education Support Centre. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced the service at the LOOKOUT and Navigator Summit at Footscray Art..

AUDITOR-GENERAL PRAISES RESIDENTIAL CARE REFORM

More than 140 young people have moved out of residential care and into safe and stable homes with the help of the Andrews Labor Government’s Targeted Care Packages. The milestone came as the Victorian Auditor-General praised the success of the Labor Government’s program to reduce..

KINDER BOOST FOR ELTHAM

More kinder places will be available in Eltham with the upgraded Eltham Child Care Co-operative and the Woodridge Preschool now open. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos was joined by the Member for Eltham Vicki Ward to officially open the upgraded kinders, which have..