Generation Next continues Community Safety Month partnership!

// October 2nd, 2009 // AVP news, Within Victoria

A huge team of presenters and guests contributed to the JOY 94.9 “Generation Next” program’s Community Safety Month activities on Tuesday 6 October. This great show was the latest of the many radio programs shaping up to challenge and promote community discussion during Community Safety Month in Victoria – part of the three-way partnership between JOY 94.9, the Anti Violence Project and Victoria Police.

Hosts Micah, Kyle and Petro anchored the “Generation Next” show and were joined by Aden and Amber, two participants on the Q&A Victoria, Young Emerging Leaders program, Mark Camilleri from Family Planning Victoria’s Action Centre and the YAK group, as well as Region One Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer, Gabby Tyacke and AVP head Greg Adkins. A podcast will be available online soon so check back here for details.

The Community Safety Month partnership launch took place on 1 October with a four-hour live broadcast from the Victoria Police Media Centre during which Chief Commissioner Simon Overland announced he would be marching in the next Pride March, shoulder to shoulder with his police officers, building on the strong relationship built by his predecessor, former Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon, further growing the strong and trusting relationships between Victoria Police and the GLBT community. Listen to Chief Commissioner Overland’s interview here.

A prequel to Community Safety Month took place with the “Been there Done That” show on JOY 94.9 on Wednesday 30 September at 11am – stay tuned for the podcast details so you can listen in.

Additionally, the “Hide & Seek” program with Dean and James overnight on the 5 and 6 October showcased their Community Safety Month program going to air live at 11pm on 19 October (covering sexual assault amongst other issues). Tune in to JOY 94.9 for the next show in the Community Safety Month schedule

Bookmark this page for further information about the many other programs taking place in October within the Victoria Police, JOY 94.9 and Anti Violence Project partnership.

3 Responses to “Generation Next continues Community Safety Month partnership!”

  1. Scott Davis says:

    Just wanted to say thanks to the Anti-Violence Project for a wonderful partnership that began last Thursday on 1 October for the start of Community Safety Month. The live broadcast of JOY 94.9 from the Victoria Police Centre was fantastic. people can hear the interview with Chief Commissioner Simon Overland on the JOY website,, where the AVP and Paul Anthony from JOY along with Police GLLOs interview Mr. Overland.

  2. Martin says:

    I’m a regular with Gen Next and want to share that this weeks show was amazing. So many things talked about fitted with my personal experience when younger and coming out. I rang a friend who is going through an aweful time working out how to come out and he was wrapped with the guidance everyone had for listeners. Congrats on doing this Community Safety series!

  3. Angelo says:

    I’m from Chirnside Park and wanted to thank you for the shows on Joy about safety this month. Sometimes we get Joy on the radio but when we don’t its good to have the internet as a back up. I’m not gay but we have a group of mates among us that are gay and we all look after each other. We’ve been into the gay pubs together and it always amazes me about the anti gay language guys from the suburbs use when they are in the inner suburbs. They wouldn’t use the anti gay words where they come from but do when they are trying to stack up against their mates… something has to be done to change this.

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