Category: Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Interim Protection Order For Mount Arapiles Site

An interim protection declaration has been made for an Aboriginal site in Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park in the state’s north-west, following the discovery of culturally significant rock art. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams announced the declaration today, which will ensure the area is adequately protected while Traditional Owners and land managers consider longer-term protection […]

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Supporting Aboriginal Victorians Through Coronavirus

The Victorian Government is giving Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) and Traditional Owner group networks the resources they need develop Aboriginal-led, culturally safe responses to coronavirus. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams today announced an extra $23 million to support Aboriginal Victorians through the pandemic. The package includes $10 million to establish the Aboriginal COVID-19 […]

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Remembering The Service Of Aboriginal Victorians

The Victorian Government will pay tribute to the thousands of Aboriginal men and women who have served in the Australian Armed Forces on Sunday. The Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service has been held since 2006 to formally recognise and honour the service of Aboriginal Victorians throughout history. This year’s event will be held online for the […]

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Supporting Reconciliation In Victoria

The Victorian Government is taking action to progress reconciliation and support Aboriginal Victorians. To mark the beginning of Reconciliation Week 2020, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams today announced $920,000 for Reconciliation Victoria – which works to promote understanding, respect and recognition for Aboriginal Victorians. The funding will support its operations over the next three […]

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Building Works: Social Housing For Aboriginal Victorians

The Victorian Government is boosting Aboriginal social housing through a building blitz that will deliver new homes and dozens of repairs, upgrades and maintenance work for existing properties. The Government is investing almost $500 million to public and community housing as part of the $2.7 billion Building Works package, which will kickstart Victoria’s economy and […]

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Investing In Aboriginal Community Infrastructure

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal communities by boosting and investing in local infrastructure. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced eight projects across the state that will share in more than $3 million as part of the Aboriginal Community Infrastructure program. It covers three new builds, three upgrades and two feasibility studies, […]

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Supporting Aboriginal Students Starting Year Nine & Ten

Four young Aboriginal Victorians have received a $5,000 scholarship to fulfil their schooling dreams thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The inaugural Aunty Dot Peters Award supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to complete Years 9 and 10 at a Victorian secondary school. The $5,000 scholarship can be used to pay for schooling-related expenses […]

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Supporting All Traditional Owners Along The Journey

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by ensuring Traditional Owner groups are engaging in formal recognition and Treaty processes. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced $950,000 a year for three years under the Strong Roots for Our Futures program. The program is about ensuring that Traditional Owners not formally recognised under various […]

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Returning Cultural Land To Aboriginal Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by releasing full ownership of five properties back to the Aboriginal Victorian community. When the First Mortgage and Community Infrastructure program first opened, there were 59 properties owned by Aboriginal organisations but also subject to a first mortgage held by the Minister. This was part of a funding […]

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Calling For Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council Members

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting Victorian Traditional Owners to apply for positions on the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council. The council’s membership is made up exclusively of Victorian Traditional Owners. Its role is to strengthen understanding and respect for Aboriginal cultural heritage within the Victorian community, while ensuring responsibility for heritage sits with Traditional Owners. […]

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