Monthly Archives: February 2017


National Youth Week – March 31 to April 9

February 27th, 2017|

National Youth Week coming up, to be held from Friday March 31st through to Sunday April 9th - and Wellington Shire’s Youth Council is excited to be bringing young people from the area together to celebrate their talents, accomplishments and contributions to their local communities. Some of the events planned are film making workshops, hip-hop dance [...]

Drug forum in Bairnsdale, with film from Tas Pappas

February 23rd, 2017|

Newlands Arm’s Brendan Mounsey has seen first-hand the destructive path drug addiction can take, and now he is trying to make a stand and educate others. Brendan has helped to organise a fundraising forum to table the issues facing people of all kinds affected by drugs – from users to concerned parents – and he [...]

More Jobs, Great Causes: The Future Of Social Enterprise

February 21st, 2017|

A new initiative called the Social Enterprise Strategy has been launched this week – Australia’s first-ever strategy for social enterprises, designed to strengthen the sector and create more employment opportunities. Victoria is now home to Australia’s largest collection of social enterprises, with more than 5,000 operating state-wide, employing more than 75,000 Victorians. Social enterprises (A social [...]

Opportunity for YOUNG PEOPLE to serve as Youth Commissioners

February 15th, 2017|

This is a call for Expressions of Interest from young Australians to serve as Youth Commissioners on the National Youth Commission on Youth Employment and Transitions (NYC), become a member of the NYC Advisory Group, or serve as an NYC Youth Ambassador. The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Friday 10 March 2017. Click here for more [...]

The latest unemployment data for Victoria

February 14th, 2017|

Latest unemployment data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that Victoria’s unemployment rate remains the second-lowest in the country. When adjusted for seasonality, Victoria’s rate of unemployment remained unchanged since Novmeber 2016, at 6.0% (which is 0.3 percentage points above the national average). NSW record a significantly lower unemployment rate at 5.2%, while SA [...]

Victorian Regional Employment Growth Best in Australia

February 6th, 2017|

The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), published January 24, 2017, shows an increase in regional employment of 16,400 people in Victoria for the December quarter – the highest increase in Australia. Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has dropped to 5 per cent in the December quarter, the lowest it has been since [...]

World-First Education Target for Victorian Students

February 1st, 2017|

Victoria will be the first jurisdiction in the world to set a target for students in critical and creative thinking. This includes analytical skills, reasoning processes, the ability to unpack problems and build logical, compelling arguments. The ability to think critically and creatively will help students improve in all subjects and give our students the [...]