Category: Minister for Equality

Victoria Builds On 50 Years Of Pride With New Centre

Australia’s first Pride Centre has reached another important milestone, with a ceremony and community celebration to kick off major construction works. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today joined Victorian Pride Centre Board Chair Jude Munro AO and LGBTIQ community members in a ceremonial laying of the cornerstone for the centre. The event marked the start […]

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Boost For Mental Health As The Royal Commission Does Its Work

The Andrews Labor Government is building on last year’s record mental health investment to give more Victorians experiencing mental illness better treatment and care, closer to home. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 delivers the practical support Victorians need now while the landmark Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System continues its enquiry ahead of delivering its […]

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Improving Career Opportunities For Transgender Women

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting transgender women to overcome barriers to employment. Transgender people face multiple barriers to participation in employment and may also face difficulties gaining recognition for their prior employment or qualifications due to name or gender changes. The Labor Government is investing more than $227,000 through the Jobs Victoria Innovation Fund […]

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Proud and strong: more support for LGBTI Victorians

Victoria’s reputation as the Equality State has been further cemented, with new funding to support and celebrate our LGBTI communities. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $5.4 million to celebrate our state’s Pride events and expand health and support programs. The Andrews Labor Government will provide $2 million to establish a Pride Events and Festivals fund […]

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Pride, Strength, Inclusion: New Victorian LGBTI Grants

Victorian LGBTI community organisations will share in $700,000 in new community grants thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced 18 LGBTI organisations had received funding in the latest round of the LGBTI Community Grants Program. Recipients include Friends Alike Bendigo – Central Victoria which received $80,000 to develop a […]

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Victoria’s Next Generation Of LGBTI Leaders

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victoria’s next generation of LGBTI community leaders through a ground-breaking new leadership program. Minister for Equality Martin Foley said the Victorian LGBTI Leadership Program would build a network of emerging community leaders. The program will attract Victorians who have demonstrated drive, passion and a vision to contribute to their […]

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More Support For LGBTIQ+ Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind new projects aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer young people. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced 12 organisations will share in more than $111,000 as part of the latest round of Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) grants. […]

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A March For Equality, A Centre For Pride

The Andrews Labor Government has today marked the largest-ever Midsumma Pride March by unveiling the winning design for the Victorian Pride Centre. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today congratulated St Kilda-based firms Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects and Urbanists on their innovative take on the Pride Centre design. The design brings together a welcoming […]

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LGBTI Taskforce Supports A More Inclusive Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to create a more inclusive Victoria by appointing new members to the Victorian LGBTI Taskforce. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced two new appointments to the taskforce – bringing the total number of LGBTI experts and advocates to six. Associate Professor Gregory Phillips is a leading Aboriginal health […]

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Game-Changing Project To Combat Homophobia

The Andrews Labor Government is embarking on a creative new approach to reduce homophobia in the community by employing the techniques and technologies of digital games. Leading Victorian games studio, Mighty Games, has partnered with the Victorian AIDS Council and Victoria University to create an engaging digital app that will give players of all ages […]

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