Category: Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Statement On Multicultural Australia

It is beyond ironic that Malcolm Turnbull is moving to water down race hate laws on Harmony Day. We strongly condemn any changes which suggest it is okay to be racially insulting or offensive, or even humiliate someone because of their background. Just yesterday, Mr Turnbull promised to nurture Australia’s diversity with the launch of […]

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Statement On Racial Discrimination Act Inquiry

Yesterday, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights tabled its report on the Racial Discrimination Act. While the report does not recommend changes to sections 18C or 18D, today Coalition MPs are sadly maintaining their call to have them amended or even revoked. This is a troubling development – and so, Malcolm Turnbull must […]

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Kicking Off Victoria’s Multi-Festival Season

Organisers of community festivals and events celebrating Victoria’s diversity can apply for funding from the Andrews Labor Government this year. More than $2 million will be available to community groups and schools as part of the Government’s recently-launched Victorian. And proud of it. multicultural policy. From today, organisers are encouraged to apply for grants under […]

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Removing Barriers To Sports Participation

Grants open today to encourage women and young people from culturally diverse groups to play sport and get involved with their local clubs. The Andrews Labor Government’s Multicultural Sports Fund aims to reduce barriers to sports participation for those from multicultural backgrounds. Basic things, like the costs of registration, travel and uniforms, a non-inclusive environment […]

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Erasing Bias From Workplace Recruiting

Victorians will have a fairer playing field when applying for jobs under an anti-discrimination pilot program launched by the Andrews Labor Government. In an Australian-first, Recruit Smarter will de-identify personal details – such as names, genders, ages, and locations – to reduce potential bias during the application process. Research shows people from culturally diverse backgrounds […]

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Speaking As One To Fight Racial Discrimination

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed a joint submission by more than 60 local community groups that calls for existing federal racial discrimination laws to be protected. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today met with Victorian representatives from a number of multicultural, faith and Aboriginal community organisations to voice the Labor Government’s support for […]

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Record Frontline Police Boost To Keep Victorians Safe

安德鲁工党政府全力支持维州警察,进行了警务历史上最大一次单笔投资 – 拨款增加数千名新警员来打击犯罪。   州长安德鲁、警察部长丽莎 · 纳福、警察总监格兰· 爱西顿和警察协会会长荣恩 · 爱德斯,在维州警察中心签署了一项历史性协议,同意在今后四年里新招2,729名警员。   2016-17年度财政预算已拨款新增406名警员,招聘工作正在进行中,新增警员人数达到3,135名。   工党政府将投资20多亿澳元增强一线和特勤警力、新建警局、为警员提供打击犯罪的最新装备。   这是维州历史上最大规模警察招聘,将增加百分之二十的警力。这意味着,维多利亚州将首次得到维州警察所定义的所需警力,而维州警察正是打击犯罪方面的专家。   新增的415名一线警力和处理家暴问题的特勤警员,将改变维州警察应对法律秩序头号挑战的方法、加强我们的一线力量,并为家暴受害人争取更好的结果。   新增的42名青年问题特勤警员将主抓高危青年犯罪活动,并且对于有风险的年轻人,在学校和照顾院所里提供个别的协助。   新增3,135名警员到位后,我们将更新及重建在Wyndham、Altona North、Reservoir和South Melbourne的四个墨尔本都市警局,以及在Warracknabeal、Rutherglen、Wedderburn、Alexandra、Wycheproof和Tangambalanga的六个维州乡村警局。   通过采用一项新型复杂的职员调配模型(SAM),维州警察定义出未来四年中为跟进治安需要所需的新增警员数量。新模型是由维州警察与警察协会共同开发,获得了政府的支持,该模型: 能清楚地了解根据需求应安排多少一线警力 能解决维州警察学院青黄不接的周期现象 将通过一系列数据不断更新和完善此模型,以便预测未来需要,并向政府提供治安投资的信息。   我们这届政府致力于确保维州人的安全,赋予维州警察所需的资源和权力。   州长安德鲁说:   “安全感是每个维州人应得的,所以我们要新招数千名新警员,建新的警局,为警察提供他们所需的资源,以便有力地打击在维州各地的犯罪活动。”   “和往常一样不会再有缩减  – 维州警察告诉我们他们需要多少警员,我们就提供多少警员,警察招聘工作不会再出现青黄不接的现象。”   警察部长丽莎 · 纳福说:   “这是本州历史上规模最大的一次增强一线警力,这对应付上升的需求至关重要,特别是应对青年犯罪和家暴方面的挑战。”   “维州警察的调配模型是对警察招聘和部署工作的一次革命,而且有助于为未来决策提供信息。”    

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A Landmark, Victorian-First Plan To Keep People Safe

安德鲁工党政府将赋予警察新的权力 – 收集犯罪嫌疑人的DNA、颁布新法律打击有组织犯罪和飞车射击、为社区开通一条警察协助专线  – 这些是保护维州人安全的综合计划的部分内容。 州长丹尼尔 · 安德鲁上周公布了维州有史以来第一个«社区安全声明» – 一项保护维州人安全、防止我们社区受到伤害和将罪犯绳之以法的综合计划。 计划中列出的措施有额外20亿澳元投资的支持,包括: 在今后四年里额外招聘2,729名警员和100名保安工作人员 – 这是维州警察署163年历史中规模最大的一次单项投资; 一条非紧急情况下使用的警察协助专线,以及一个举报网站,以便让维州人在他们需要的时候和需要的地点与警察联系; 分阶段在220辆高速路巡逻车装备车牌自动识别技术(目前只有6辆具备这种能力),打击危险驾驶和无照驾驶; 扩大维州警察署的空中力量,新增三架现代化直升机和一架固定机翼飞机; 为维州警察署特别行动队、爆破分队和关键事故应对组新建一个培训基地; 拨款1,000万澳元用于防止青年犯罪,扩大维州警察署科科达(Kokoda)青年联动计划。 警察还将有以下打击犯罪的新权力: 赋予警察权力对那些涉嫌犯有公诉罪的嫌疑人收集DNA样本,无需法院出具命令;由警察分析的DNA样本数量从7,000提高到70,000; 颁布新法律禁止废铁现金交易,把目标对准有组织犯罪; 颁布新法律打击飞车射击(包括朝房屋、建筑或静止车辆进行射击)。 «社区安全声明»认识到所有维州人都有权利感到安全和远离危险 – 不论是在他们家里、在工作场所和生意场所,还是在公交车上、在公共场所和街坊里。 政府正在发扬其它管辖地的先进做法,比如新西兰的意图声明和伦敦市长制定的加强警力打击犯罪的计划。 社区安全声明每年公布一次,以评价成果并加强政府的应对能力。 引用多元文化事务部长罗宾·斯格特的话: “所有维州人 – 包括我们珍视的多元文化社区 – 都有权利感到安全和远离危险。” “这项计划将增加一线警力、颁布新法并采取新的强硬做法。” 引用警察部长莉莎·内维尔的话: “为了保护社区,我们正在进行维州历史上规模最大的一次单项警察投资。” “我们听取了维州警察署的意见,为他们提供所需的资源和权利,以保证社区的安全。”

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Support For A Multicultural Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is providing a $1.47 million boost to support diverse and disadvantaged communities in Geelong. Multicultural Affairs Minister Robin Scott today joined Member for Lara John Eren and Member for Geelong Chris Couzens to announce the funding for local charity group, Diversitat, which works with newly settled migrants and refugees. The funding […]

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Victorian Submission To Support Racial Discrimination Act

The Andrews Labor Government will fight any proposed changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. In response to the federal inquiry launched on November 8, the Government will make a submission outlining its continued support for Section 18C, which protects vulnerable people against bigotry and hate speech. The submission will emphasise: the on-going […]

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