Youth Unemployment

My adjournment matter this evening is for the Premier, and it relates to the youth unemployment  rates  in  rural and regional Victoria. It  is no surprise that this is a major issue confronting youth  right across the  state  but particularly in  rural and regional Victoria.  Indeed the unemployment rate in the Premier’s electorate of South-West…

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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

 There are not  many  people  in  Victoria who have  not felt the wrath of the Napthine government’s actions, or lack  thereof, over the  past  three years and three months. Parents and students have suffered through education funding cuts. Public sector workers have suffered through huge funding  cuts and job  cuts  across Victoria. Manufacturing  workers continue…

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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — I move: That this house notes that — (1) the Napthine government has cut Victoria’s youth employment scheme at the height of a youth unemployment crisis; (2) the Minister for Employment and Trade, the Honourable Louise Asher, MP, has admitted that the Napthine government reduced the number of traineeships in the…

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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

Under the Napthine government Victoria now holds the unenviable title of the state with the highest youth unemployment rate in mainland Australia. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that Victoria’s youth unemployment is at 20 per cent, but figures are higher in some regional centres in my electorate. Sadly, these statistics do not come as…

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YOUNG FIREFIGHTERS SHOW THEIR SKILLS AT JUNIOR TITLES

The next generation of CFA firefighters are pitting their talents against one another at the 45th Volunteer Fire Brigade Victoria (VFBV) Junior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships in Warrnambool today. Western Victoria MP, Gayle Tierney, representing Minister for Emergency Services, James Merlino, officially opened the annual event this morning. About 800 competitors are taking part…

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WYNNE ANNOUNCES $107,300 FOR THE REFURBISHMENT OF CORANGAMITE LIBRARIES

Residents of Corangamite Shire Council will soon be able to enjoy updated facilities at a number of their libraries following a revitalisation program as part of the Brumby Government’s Living Libraries Program. The Minister for Local Government, Richard Wynne, announced today the Brumby Government’s $107,300 grant for the renovations.  “The Brumby Government’s $107,300 Living Libraries…

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WYNDHAM: AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — On the evening of Tuesday, 3 April this year, I, along with the future deputy leader of this country, Julia Gillard, attended the Wyndham City Council Australian citizenship ceremony. It was the largest ceremony of this type that I have experienced and definitely the largest the Wyndham City Council has…

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World War II commemoration

This afternoon I would like to acknowledge the service organised by the Geelong RSL last Saturday at the Geelong RSL cenotaph to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific. It was a touching occasion that brought people together, including those who have served in a range of conflicts, family members…

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WORKSAFE VICTORIA: WORKHEALTH PROGRAM

Raised with: Minister for Finance, WorkCover and the Transport Accident Commission Raised by: Ms Tierney Raised on: 2 February 2010 REPLY: I am informed that: WorkHealth is a world first program aimed at reducing the risk of chronic disease across Victoria’s working population. The program, delivered by WorkSafe Victoria, includes free health checks for Victorian…

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WORKSAFE VICTORIA: WORKHEALTH PROGRAM

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Finance, WorkCover and the Transport Accident Commission. Unfortunately an increasing number of Australians are suffering from preventable chronic diseases, and we have heard a lot about this in recent times. These diseases can contribute to poor health and potentially to the risk of being injured at work.…

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