Category: Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Backing Melbourne’s First And Only Indigenous Radio Station

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Melbourne’s first and only indigenous radio station, giving Aboriginal people a voice. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced a grant of $50,000 for the 3KnD – Kool and Deadly, radio station. 3KnD provides a voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, arts, culture and politics in […]

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Boosting Self-Determination In Barmah

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the infrastructure of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) in Barmah. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins visited YYNAC today to announce a grant of almost $1.5 million for capital works and upgrades to their community facilities. YYNAC was established to represent the members of […]

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Boosting Self-Determination In Preston

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination – lifting the first mortgage on the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Cooperative Ltd (VACCA) in Preston. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins visited VACCA today to make the announcement, which the Cooperative full control of its property and the economic autonomy to grow and plan for its […]

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Historic Treaty Legislation Passes In Victoria

Australia’s first ever treaty legislation is now law with the Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018 passing Victorian Parliament this evening. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins hailed the passage of the legislation, which will see Victoria become the first state to enter into formal treaty negotiations with its Aboriginal people. In […]

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Awards Recognise Young Aboriginal Achievers

The hard work and achievements of young Aboriginal people across Victoria have been recognised at this year’s Ricci Marks Awards. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins presented the awards which celebrate the achievements of young Aboriginal people in education, arts, sport, culture and community leadership. The award was named in memory of Ricci Marks, a […]

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Victoria One Step Closer To Treaty And Reconciliation

The Andrews Labor Government’s historic Treaty legislation has passed the Legislative Assembly, bringing the state one step closer to a Treaty with Victoria’s first peoples. The legislation will see the Victorian Government and the state’s Aboriginal people enter into formal treaty negotiations – the first state in the country to do so. Treaty is an […]

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More Aboriginal Victorians To Be Consulted On Treaty

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal Elders and Traditional Owners to engage further on the state’s Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins and the Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher AO today announced $700,000 to establish a grant scheme that will support Aboriginal Victorians – including Aboriginal Elders and Traditional Owners – on […]

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Deadly Questions – You Ask, Aboriginal Victorians Answer

Victorians can now learn more about Aboriginal culture and history with the launch of the Deadly Questions campaign. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins joined Deadly Questions campaign champions in Federation Square today to mark the start of the campaign. As the Parliament considers Australia’s first Treaty Bill, Victorian people want to know more about […]

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New Program To Support Aboriginal Women Leaders

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the number of Aboriginal women in leadership positions through a new development program. Minister for Women and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced $300,000 in funding for the new leadership program at a fundraising event for The Long Walk today. Aboriginal women are currently under-represented in leadership roles […]

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Stopping Violence Before It Starts In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting organisations in Gippsland to continue running their programs to prevent family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited Lake Tyers today to announce funding for two Aboriginal organisations to continue rolling out their family violence prevention programs. Lake Tyers Health and Children’s Services and Gippsland […]

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