Boosting Self-Determination In East Gippsland

10 August 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving Aboriginal community facilities in East Gippsland.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced a grant of $550,00 for the Men’s Time Out Service at Yoowinna Wurnalung Healing Service.

The Men’s Time Out Service project aims to end men's violence against women and improve access to culturally appropriate behaviour change programs for Aboriginal men.

Today’s funding will improve the security, functionality and privacy of community facilities that host the Men’s Time Out Service.

The grant is from the Labor Government’s Aboriginal Community Infrastructure program, which has invested $14.6 million to build new community infrastructure or to repair, refurbish or expand existing facilities.

This investment from the Labor Government is fundamental to the pursuit of self-determination and social and economic development for Aboriginal Victorians.

Funding for the second round of the program is now open. For more information or to make an application visit

Quotes attributable to Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins

“Aboriginal organisations are doing a great job delivering front line services and the Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program will support these organisations to grow and flourish.”

“Giving Aboriginal organisations like these funding to improve their facilities gives them the ability to control and plan for their own future. This goes to the heart of self-determination.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“We’re supporting local Aboriginal organisations to continue rolling out the programs and services they deliver so well to the East Gippsland community.”

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