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Protecting Victoria’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins, has congratulated the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation (Wadawurrung) on evaluating more than 250 Cultural Heritage Management Plans in just six years. Cultural Heritage Management Plans assess the potential impact of a proposed activity on Aboriginal cultural heritage and manage how that heritage can best be protected. As a Registered Aboriginal […]

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Indigenous Residency for Shepparton Art Museum

The Andrews Labor Government will provide funding allowing the Shepparton Art Museum to employ a resident Aboriginal arts worker, encouraging new programs for locals and visitors. Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, on a visit to Shepparton today announced a $33,000 Creative Victoria grant, which will help the museum further connect with the local Aboriginal […]

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Ice Action Plan Will Help Regional Communities

The Andrews Labor Government’s $45.5 million Ice Action Plan – developed with the advice of Victoria Police and health and legal experts – will work to reduce the supply, demand and harm of a drug that’s ruining lives across regional Victoria. Today, Premier Daniel Andrews and Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mary-Anne Thomas, joined Member for […]

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Festival Showcases Shepparton’s Creative Community

The spotlight is shining on Shepparton’s creative community with the opening of the 2015 Shepparton Festival today by the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley. The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the 2015 Shepparton Festival through Creative Victoria and Film Victoria. The Festival will transform local landmarks and public spaces for a 17-day celebration of […]

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Car Design Exhibition Shifts NGV into a New Gear

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is celebrating Australia’s rich history of innovative car design in its new exhibition Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car. A first for an Australian art institution, Shifting Gear tells the story of a home-grown industry of automotive design and engineering that created a world-wide legacy. From steam-powered […]

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Regional Leaders to Drive Regional Jobs and Growth

Regional leaders from across the state will identify priorities to drive jobs, investment and growth in regional Victoria, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s independent review of regional development. Outlining the terms of reference, Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, said the review will identify the most effective model of regional service delivery, as […]

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States Unite Behind 15 Hours of Kinder

Early Education Ministers from key states have come together, calling on Tony Abbott to commit to funding 15 hours of kindergarten. Meeting at the Education Council, state and territory Ministers said Australian children should receive 15 hours of quality, affordable kindergarten per week in the vital year before school. The Productivity Commission found that 15 […]

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New Board Members to Uphold Integrity of Boxing and Combat Sports

Minister for Sport, John Eren, has appointed boxing champion and legal expert, Simone Bailey, to the Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Board. Ms Bailey, a barrister who is ranked number one nationally in her boxing weight division, and Maroondah City Councillor and head women’s trainer at the MVC Boxing Association, Samantha Marks, will become the […]

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Minister Announces Salvation Army HQ in Dandenong

The Andrews Labor Government is promoting the growth of central Dandenong with the Salvation Army announcing they will build their new regional headquarters there. The $12 million project on Walker St will create about 45 jobs in the heart of Dandenong to build both the HQ and a place of worship within the Revitalising Central […]

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Labor Supporting Infrastructure and Jobs in Euroa

The Andrews Labor Government is driving job creation and growth in Euroa through a number of key infrastructure projects. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, visited Euroa today to officially open the Euroa Conference and Function Centre and reaffirm the Labor Government’s $500,000 commitment to upgrade the Euroa Saleyards. The Euroa Conference and Function Centre […]

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