Topic: Aboriginal affairs

Water For Victoria: Recognising Aboriginal Water Values

In a first for Victoria, an environmental flow release into the Glenelg River has supported both environmental outcomes as well as Aboriginal cultural values. Supporting Aboriginal values is a key element of Victoria’s new water plan, Water for Victoria. Water For Victoria, the first comprehensive state-wide water plan in over 10 years, will improve water […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Scholarships Awarded To Koorie Students

Twenty Koorie students have received $5,000 scholarships, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today presented the 2017 Marrung Education Scholarship Awards to students in recognition of their strong potential to succeed in their chosen career paths. The two-year Marrung Scholarships are awarded to Year 11 students studying at a Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Applications Open For More Diverse Water Boards

Minister for Water Lisa Neville has reminded Victorians that expressions of interest for board vacancies across the state’s 19 water corporations are still open. Victorians who possess skills in small, medium or large businesses, skills and experience in land, water, financial and infrastructure management or experience in community engagement are encouraged to apply. The Andrews […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

More Support For Aboriginal Prisoners

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting programs that strengthen Aboriginal prisoners’ cultural connections and reduce recidivism through grants worth almost $2.5 million. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney announced the Kaka Wangity, Wangin-Mirrie Aboriginal cultural program grant recipients at the Aboriginal Justice Forum in Geelong tonight. The organisations delivering the culturally focused programs in prisons and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Economic Initiatives To Support Aboriginal Businesses And Employment

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a suite of major economic initiatives to support Aboriginal Victorians, including Government procurement targets, employment agreements and Tharamba Bugheen: Victorian Aboriginal Business Strategy 2017-2021 Tharamba Bugheen – which means ‘clever makers’ in Gunaikurnai – will support Aboriginal businesses to grow, extend networks and build upon entrepreneurial skills within communities. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Local Aboriginal Community To Talk About Treaty

Aboriginal community consultation workshops have begun across the state as Victoria continues to take steps towards treaty. The workshops are being held across the state from 7 to 23 March  to give the Aboriginal community the chance to have their say on what a representative body to negotiate a treaty should look like. These meetings […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Next Step In Treaty Talks

The next stage of a treaty with Aboriginal Victorians will be a two day state-wide meeting in late April where it is expected that the structure of a representative body to negotiate will be decided. This follows an agreement on a road map to treaty at last year’s December 13 meeting. Detailed options for representative […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Reducing Family Violence In Aboriginal Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is working to reduce family violence in Aboriginal communities by investing in projects that focus on cultural strengthening and building more resilient communities. 40 new projects have been funded to prevent and raise awareness of family violence in Aboriginal communities across Victoria. These projects were recommended by the 11 Indigenous Family […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

A Step Towards The Recognition Budj Bim Deserves

The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the news that the Budj Bim cultural landscape will be added to Australia’s Tentative List World Heritage nominations. The cultural landscape in Victoria’s south-west – one of Australia’s most culturally significant locations – was put forward for inclusion on the list by the Labor Government. It will now stay […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Work Set To Begin At 6,600 Year-Old Budj Bim

The first steps in the protection and promotion of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as a world class tourism destination have been taken. A recent meeting of the inaugural Budj Bim Master Plan Regional Project Control Group saw Traditional Owners, local councils and the Andrews Labor Government consider the staging of the key heritage management […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs