Category: Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Helping Traditional Owner Groups Prepare For Treaty

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting all Traditional Owners in Victoria to prepare for treaty and to pave the path forwards for future treaty negotiations. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced a treaty readiness funding package of $13.6 million over two years, which will give equitable and flexible support to Traditional Owners in […]

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Investing In Aboriginal Community Infrastructure

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal organisations by helping fund new building projects, repair works or maintenance. Aboriginal groups are invited to apply for the third round of the $14.6 million Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program, delivering the facilities and equipment they need to support their communities. Groups can apply under three different categories for […]

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Working With Aboriginal Communities For A Shared Future

The Andrews Labor Government has kicked off the first ever Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll NAIDOC Exhibition in celebration of NAIDOC Week. The inaugural exhibition celebrates the extraordinary contribution Aboriginal Elders have and continue to make to Victoria, with special installations now available to view in Queens Hall at Parliament House until Friday, 12 July. The […]

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World Heritage Listing For Historic Budj Bim Region

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the long-awaited listing of Budj Bim on the World Heritage List, making it the first Australian site to be recognised exclusively for its Aboriginal cultural values. Supported by the Victorian and Federal Government, Gunditjmara Traditional Owners travelled to Baku in Azerbaijan to attend the World Heritage Committee meeting and […]

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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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