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Push to give youth a more affordable ride

Low-income school students from Melton could be cut some slack as the state government considers overhauling public transport fares. Public transport minister Jacinta Allan announced...

Melton and Moorabool youth feel jobs pain

Youth unemployment in Melbourne's outer west is the highest in Victoria. Figures released on March 15 reveal that the outer western suburbs are under the...

Driving age should be lowered, MP says

The Victorian driving age should be lowered to 17 and brought in line with other states nationwide, a Western Victorian MP has urged. Vote 1...
Kurunjang Secondary College student Alisan Saglam with fellow student Adeng Muor wearing his design that came third. (Shawn Smits)

Melton teen embraces fashion cultures

If Alisan Saglam’s latest creation is anything to go by, ‘daring’ and ‘impressive’ fall short as descriptions. The 17-year-old Melton Kurunjang Secondary College student eagerly waited for...

Two inspirational Melton teens

Matthew Spiteri and Billy Metters are inspired and inspirational 16-year-olds. For the past seven months, the Melton teenagers have been involved with the Western Bulldogs’...

Moorabool councillor attacks youth funding cuts

Calls for Youth Week funding to be reinstated have been supported by a Moorabool councillor. East Moorabool ward’s Tonia Dudzik raised the issue on behalf...

Kurunjang year 10s show who’s boss

At Kurunjang Secondary College, the year 10s are boss. Twenty-four students wore their entrepreneurial caps throughout term 3 by setting up a lunchtime milkshake stall. The...

Hope for Melton youth facing homelessness

A $1.5 million crisis response centre for young Melton people at risk of homelessness will be built over the next 18 months. Last month, Star...

No handbrake on job prospect

Mainstream education doesn’t suit all learners, especially those who prefer practical approaches over the theoretical. For the practical types, Concern Australia (CA), a group founded...

Moorabool council welcomes youth grants

Moorabool council has welcomed a new state government plan to involve more country youth in council and community affairs. Last week, state Youth Affairs Minister...

New crisis accomodation facility for Melton youth

Young Melton people at risk of homelessness have been given new hope. Hope Street Youth and Family Services has applied to Melton council to build...

Students sleep rough to help the homeless

For tens of thousands of Victorians, a home is a corner on the side of a road or a damp spot under a bridge. There’s...

Youth stabbed during shopping centre altercation

Police have arrested three teenagers following the stabbing of another teen in Melton yesterday. Police and emergency services were called to the Primary Medical and Dental...

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Victorians encouraged to become life-makers

The state government has launched a new campaign to help Victorians including those in Melton and Moorabool, start a family through IVF. The campaign is...