Category: Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Outstanding Victorian Aboriginal Leaders Honoured

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal leaders who have made a profound contribution to their local communities and to Victoria. Nine Aboriginal Victorians were inducted into the 2017 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll at a celebration held in Melbourne last night. Now in its seventh year, the Honour Roll recognises the achievements […]

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Assembly Gathers In Another Step Towards Treaty

Victoria has taken another step towards Treaty with the first meeting of the Aboriginal Community Assembly in Melbourne today. Over six days, the Community Assembly will discuss the design of the Aboriginal Representative Body, a crucial next step in the Treaty process. The Assembly is made up of a diverse range of Aboriginal Victorians – […]

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Statement From Minister Hutchins – Leave Of Absence

I am taking a leave of absence from my Ministerial and Parliamentary responsibilities due to personal reasons. In my absence Jill Hennessy will act as the Minister for Women and the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. Luke Donnellan will act as the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Minister for Industrial Relations. My […]

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Koori Men’s Behavioural Change Program Launched

The Andrews Labor Government today launched a new $3 million program which aims to break the cycle of inter-generational trauma of family violence in Aboriginal families and communities. Delivered by Koori men for Koori men, the Dardi Munwurro Strong Spirit Residential Men’s Behavioural Change Program provides behaviour change programs for perpetrators with a focus on […]

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Liberals Ignore Indigenous Australians Once Again

The Andrews Labor Government has joined other states and territories in slamming the Turnbull Government’s attempt to sideline Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by ramming through changes to Closing the Gap targets without proper consultation. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today joined other Aboriginal Affairs Ministers in demanding the Federal Government include Australia’s […]

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New Commissioner To Advance Treaty

Victoria has taken a landmark step towards treaty with the establishment of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced that recruitment for the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner has officially opened. The Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission will strengthen independence for the Victorian Aboriginal community on the path to treaty, and […]

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Supporting Traditional Owners To Reach Agreement

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian Traditional Owners build the state’s heritage protection scheme. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today urged Traditional Owners to submit an Expression of Interest for the Right People for Country program. The program works with Traditional Owners to strengthen capacity, build relationships and incorporate cultural values in the […]

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Strengthening The Victorian Aboriginal Community

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the oldest Aboriginal organisation in Australia advance reconciliation and self-determination. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced $320,000 in funding for the Aborigines Advancement League at the second annual Ministerial Forum on Aboriginal Affairs in Thornbury. Since it was established in 1957, the League has been influential in pursuing […]

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New Indigenous Art Initiative To Shine A Light On First Nations Art

A major biennial exhibition, new Indigenous arts fellowships and support for curatorial positions are at the heart of a ground-breaking six-year Indigenous arts initiative announced today. Yalingwa, a Woiwurrung word that means both ‘day’ and ‘light’, is a new Andrews Labor Government program that will be delivered in partnership with the Australian Centre for Contemporary […]

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Aboriginal Victorians To Design Representative Body

Aboriginal Victorians will shape how their representative body looks and works through a Community Assembly. The Aboriginal Treaty Working Group today called for community members to be a part of the new Community Assembly, which provide recommendations to the working group as it designs the statewide body. The Assembly will be modeled on the successful […]

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