Category: Minister for Equality

Victoria’s First Whole Of Government LGBTIQ Strategy

Victorians will have the opportunity to help shape the state’s equality agenda for years to come, with the opening of public consultation on the Victorian Government’s first ever whole of government LGBTIQ strategy. Over the past five years, the Victorian Government has created a more inclusive Victoria by reforming legislation to remove discrimination, building the […]

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Investing In The Next Generation Of LGBTIQ Leaders

The Victorian Government is continuing to deliver a fairer Victoria by supporting leaders in our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQ) communities through the next round of the LGBTIQ Leadership program. Across various sectors and industries, LGBTIQ Victorians show how passion, energy, resilience, visibility and courage through leadership can create […]

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Support For LGBTIQ Victorians During Pandemic

The Victorian Government is supporting all Victorians through the coronavirus pandemic, with $820,000 for a range of new measures to support the mental health and wellbeing for LGBTIQ communities. Minister for Equality Martin Foley announced the funding today, which will help organisations to meet additional demand and provide the best support to vulnerable LGBTIQ Victorians […]

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New LGBTIQ Taskforce To Shape Victoria’s Equality Agenda

The Andrews Labor Government is moving forward with its equality agenda by appointing fresh new faces to the state’s LGBTIQ Taskforce. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced five new appointments to the committee, with two existing members, Jamie Gardiner and Aram Hosie, being re-appointed for another term. One of the graduates of the Government’s […]

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Marching Towards Equality With A Centre For Pride

The Andrews Labor Government is marking the state’s largest Midsumma Pride March with a multimillion-dollar funding boost for the historic Victorian Pride Centre. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced an extra $10 million in funding for the centre, which is the first of its kind in Australia, providing a space for groups and organisations […]

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New Funds For Victorian Rainbow Connections

Community LGBTIQ events and festivals across Victoria will receive a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help celebrate diversity and inclusion. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced more than $150,000 in funding for 45 community events and festivals that celebrate LGBTIQ communities, diversity and social inclusion. The Labor Government’s Pride Events and […]

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New Victorian Pride Centre All About Joy

Australia’s only LGBTIQ community radio station Joy 94.9 has made history this week, officially signing a lease to move their headquarters to Australia’s first Pride Centre. Minister for Equality Martin Foley this week joined Pride Centre Chair Jude Munro AO in a symbolic ceremony handing over keys for the Victorian Pride Centre to JOY 94.9. […]

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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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