Category: Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

$1 Million Boost To End Family Violence In Aboriginal Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is funding new and innovative prevention initiatives to stop family violence in Victorian Aboriginal communities. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today launched a $1 million fund for Aboriginal organisations and businesses to develop initiatives to prevent family violence. The Aboriginal Free from […]

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Australia’s First Treaty Laws

The Andrews Labor Government has made history – introducing Australia’s first treaty laws into the Victorian Parliament. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today joined members of the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group, who are also Victorian Traditional Owners, and the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner on the floor of Parliament to speak to the Advancing the […]

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Calling All Outstanding Aboriginal Victorians

The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll roadshow 2018 has officially begun, sharing the stories of Aboriginal leaders both past and present across Victoria, while on the look out for this year’s inductees. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced nominations are open for the 2018 Aboriginal Honour Roll at a community event held at Sydenham Library […]

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Protecting Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to progress self-determination for Aboriginal Victorians by supporting Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs). Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins joined members of the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation to announce a boost in funding for RAPs to continue their important work protecting local Aboriginal heritage. Each RAP will receive funding to protect […]

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Aboriginal Organisations Handed Full Control Of Assets

In a Victorian first, the property title held by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs over the Bendigo and District Aboriginal Cooperative has been lifted and full control of the Cooperative’s assets has been returned to the local Aboriginal community. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins made the announcement today at a community event held in […]

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A Place To Remember The Stolen Generations

On the tenth anniversary of the National Apology, the Andrews Labor Government is paying tribute to the Stolen Generation. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins joined Yarra City Council Mayor Daniel Nguyen today to announce details of a Stolen Generations Marker in Fitzroy. The Marker will be a permanent public artwork designed by Aboriginal artist […]

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Voice Of Aboriginal Victoria Shared In Canberra

The Andrews Labor Government and Victorian Aboriginal leaders will travel to Canberra this week to discuss a new approach to Closing the Gap. Six highly respected Aboriginal leaders with expertise across treaty, self-determination, child protection, youth, justice and economic development will join Premier Daniel Andrews at a Special Gathering of Indigenous leaders and First Ministers to share the voice […]

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Advancing Self-Determination For Aboriginal Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) to apply for funding to help them improve the services they deliver to their community. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced the $21.7m Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Fund open for applications. As part of the broader commitment to self-determination, the new fund will […]

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Aboriginal Victorians Have Their Say On Closing The Gap

Aboriginal Victorians from across the state will have their say on the refresh of the national Closing the Gap agenda and the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework. This is a major step in ensuring that the voice, knowledge and priorities of the Victorian Aboriginal community are reflected in these important agendas. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie […]

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New Commissioner To Advance Journey To Treaty

Victoria has taken another historic step towards treaty with the appointment of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner. Acting Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Luke Donnellan today announced the appointment of Jill Gallagher AO to the position. Ms Gallagher is a highly respected Victorian Aboriginal leader who has dedicated her life to advocating for the Victorian Aboriginal […]

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