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Youth unemployment in Victoria running at 15 year high

26 August 2014 – Victoria’s youth unemployment rate has worsened sharply in the first half of 2014 and is now at its highest monthly average level in 15 years, prompting warnings that unless we take concerted action to assist young people into meaningful employment we risk losing a generation of younger Victorians to poverty, social exclusion and limited life opportunities.

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Alternative approaches to justice – Expanding the Victorian Drug Court

25 August 2014 – People who end up in prison are overwhelmingly those who were already facing disadvantage before they committed their crimes.

Media release

Melbourne world’s most liveable city, if you can afford it

19 August 2014 – The naming of Melbourne as the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit highlights the growing disparity that is emerging through a lack of services and decades of poor planning.

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