Topic: Aboriginal affairs

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

First Steps To Remove Government Mortgage

As part of its policy of self-determination the Andrews Labor Government is piloting a program that will ensure Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisations (ACCOs) have full control of their assets and have the autonomy to grow and plan for the future. This pilot is the first step in a program to remove first mortgages held by […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for 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