Category: Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Budj Bim One Step Away From World Heritage List

One of Victoria’s most treasured Aboriginal heritage sites, Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, is now just one step away from a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Overnight in Paris, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, which works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places around the world, officially recommended World Heritage status […]

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Creating A Powerful Voice For Aboriginal Victorians On Treaty

From today, Aboriginal Victorians can enrol to elect their chosen candidates in Victoria’s first – and historic – First People’s Assembly. The Assembly will be the voice of Aboriginal people in Victoria and help lead discussions in the next phase of Victoria’s nation-leading Treaty process. It will be made up of 33 Victorian Traditional Land Owners, […]

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Strengthening Victoria’s Aboriginal Heritage Council

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting Victorian Traditional Land Owners to apply for positions on the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council. It is the first Victorian statutory body for Traditional Owners, with all members being Traditional Owners. The work of the 11-person council is to ensure Victoria moves towards a place of understanding and respect for […]

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Honouring Aboriginal Excellence In Victoria

Nominations are now open to recognise and celebrate Aboriginal Victorians who are making a difference. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings officially opened nominations for the 2019 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll at Parliament House today, while also paying tribute to the outstanding inductees from last year. The Honour Roll recognises the dedication and achievements of […]

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Looking Back To Preserve Aboriginal History

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring cultural heritage protection remains in place for an area in south-west Victoria that could potentially trace human life in Australia back 120,000 years – double the widely accepted estimate. An unusual deposit of shells and burnt stones found at Moyjil, near Warrnambool, is the subject of a 10-year research […]

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Furthering Treaty With Support For Aboriginal Groups

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging more Aboriginal organisations to get involved and be part of the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings said Aboriginal organisations are now invited to apply for the third round of the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The program supports Traditional Owners groups, organisations and businesses to […]

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Supporting Koorie Communities To Stop Family Violence

Aboriginal organisations across Victoria will be supported with new funding for family violence prevention and early intervention initiatives, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to self-determination. A total of 11 Aboriginal-led organisations and community groups will benefit from the Preventing the Cycle of Violence Aboriginal Fund for the first time, which will see […]

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Funding Boost For Fitzroy Aboriginal Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced that two Fitzroy-based Aboriginal organisations will share in around $770,000 for capital works, upgrades and business case development. Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) has received almost $720,000 to redesign and expand […]

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Infrastructure Boost For Aboriginal Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced a series of grants for Aboriginal organisations across Victoria to improve their facilities. The Labor Government will provide: $149,889 to Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation to refurbish an old dairy shed […]

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Boost For Western Victorian Aboriginal Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced a series of grants for Aboriginal organisations across Western Victoria to improve their facilities. The Labor Government will provide: $1.5 million to Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation to develop […]

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