Topic: Aboriginal affairs

Boosting Aboriginal Maternal And Child Health Services

The Andrews Labor Government is improving access and participation in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services for Aboriginal families. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos opened grants for the Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health Initiative today. Victorian data shows Aboriginal children traditionally have lower participation rates in MCH services. The gap increases from 4.8 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Closing The Gap: More Jobs For Indigenous Victorians

More Aboriginal jobseekers are getting work across Victoria’s northeast thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship Jobs Victoria program. Industry and Employment Minister Wade Noonan met businesses, employment providers and workers in Shepparton today to get an update on the Algabonyah Employment Partnerships program. The Algabonyah program has so far registered 49 Aboriginal participants – […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Empowering Young Aboriginal People In Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering Aboriginal young people in Shepparton by investing in a youth mentoring program. Speaking at the Aboriginal Children’s Forum in Shepparton, Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos announced a further $240,000 investment for the Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative to assist Aboriginal young people in decisions on financial education, healthy lifestyle choices, […]

Categories: Media Release

More Support For Aboriginal Kids To Kick Goals In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is increasing participation in sport and recreation for Aboriginal young people. To mark National Reconciliation Week and the annual Dreamtime at the G clash between Richmond and Essendon, Minister for Sport John Eren today announced $600,000 in funding for four programs to remove barriers to young Aboriginal people getting active. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Visits Morwell

The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll roadshow was launched at the Morwell Gathering Place today by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins. The Honour Roll formally recognises Aboriginal Victorians who have made a significant contribution to their community and state. Minister Hutchins also called for nominees for the 2017 Honour Roll. To date 89 outstanding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

More support for self-determination

The Andrews Labor Government is committed to working with Aboriginal Victorians towards self-determination and helping further Aboriginal Victorians’ management of their culture and heritage. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $68 million to advance self-determination, including establishing a new dedicated community infrastructure fund. To ensure that Aboriginal Victorians are at the heart of the decision making […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

More support for Aboriginal Victorians facing family violence

Aboriginal Victorians facing family violence will have even more support, under new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Included as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $33.5 million will go to meeting the needs of Aboriginal victim survivors and working to prevent family violence from happening in the first place. $11 million will go towards […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Premier

Budget Backing For Treaty Outcome

A treaty between Aboriginal Victorians and the Victorian Government is one step closer, with new funding to advance negotiations. A $28.5 million investment, delivered as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will help lay the groundwork for treaty negotiations and ensure Aboriginal Victorians are at the centre of the discussion. The landmark investment includes funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Next Historic Steps Towards Treaty

The Victorian Aboriginal community will have their say on what their representative body will look like, at the next treaty forum on 28 April. Under the leadership of the Aboriginal Treaty Interim Working Group (ATIGW), the Victorian Aboriginal community have been meeting over the last year to develop options for a representative body, ahead of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

New Aboriginal Name For Mt Eccles National Park

The Andrews Labor Government has officially changed the name of Mt Eccles National Park to Budj Bim National Park, restoring the Aboriginal name and recognising the area’s Aboriginal history and significance. Changing the name acknowledges the cultural importance of the Budj Bim area, which has been identified by scholars as the world’s first engineering project, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs