2012 Media Releases



Launch of the Environmental Scan

1st October 2012

NMLLEN will launch their 2012 Environmental Scan at the Benetook Room, Alfred Deakin Centre, Mildura on Tuesday 9th October 2012. MORE



A night of celebrating partnerships

13th August 2012

NMLLEN held its 10th Year Anniversary Dinner at the Mildura Working Man’s Club on Friday 10th August. The purpose of the dinner was to celebrate NMLLEN’s partnerships with stakeholders to improve outcomes from young people aged 10-19 years old in the Northern Mallee Region. MC for the evening was Bill Sauer and guests included Mayor John Arnold and Peter Crisp MP.  MORE 

NMLLEN believes headspace is the catalyst to better support youth with mental health problems

9th August 2012

Part of NMLLEN’s current and future directions lie within building partnerships in the community to better support young people suffering from mental illness. In Australia, 1 in 4 young people live with a mental illness and many do not actually seek help. MORE

NMLLEN celebrates 10 years of creating partnerships in the region

6th August 2012

On Friday 10th August 2012, NMLLEN are celebrating 10 years of creating partnerships in the Northern Mallee Region, at a special 10th Year Anniversary Dinner being held at the Mildura Working Man’s Club. MORE



Local Youth Voices to be Heard

17th July 2012

Northern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network are hosting a visit to Mildura by Dan Ryan, Australian Youth Ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday 18th July, 2012. MORE


Education Community Sign Up to Learn About Local Youth Mental Health Issues

30th April 2012

Mental health problems affect 14% of children and adolescents in Australia.

The local Education community have been invited to a Youth Mental Health Session on Thursday 3rd May to learn about key youth mental health issues, and the resources that are available that can help them address mental health issues in the classroom. The role of teachers and education staff in the lives of young people suffering from mental health issues cannot be underestimated. MORE


Research Shows Regional Students Remain Disadvantaged

18th April 2012

Students in the NMLLEN region are still struggling to afford a university education.The newly released Deferring a University Offer in Victoria report shows that 55.2 per cent of rural and regional students defer their higher education because of financial barriers. MORE



NMLLEN Chair Reflects on the 2012 AGM

23rd March 2012

NMLLEN outlined its achievements throughout 2011 at its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night including the progress of the Mildura Region Trade Training Centre, Youth Partnerships, Unlocking Sunraysia’s Potential, the creation of over 140 workplace learning opportunities, linking the Industry Workforce Development Strategy with schools, and creating pathways for young parents back into education and training. MORE


Re-Engaging Young People Back into Education

15th March 2012

Brendan Murray, the Principal Education Advisor for the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct (PYJP) has been confirmed as the guest speaker at the NMLLEN 2012 AGM being held on Wednesday 21st March. MORE



NMLLEN celebrates successful WLP initiative to create 50 SBAT’s in five months

22nd February 2012

On Thursday 23rd February, NMLLEN are hosting a Networking Breakfast at The Office to celebrate NMLLEN’s Workplace Learning Program’s successful project to create 50 School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT’s) across north western Victoria. Sponsors, Employers and SBAT participants have been invited to the event. MORE