Category: Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Making Cultural Diversity The Life Of The Party

Thousands of Victorians will be able to celebrate and share their diverse cultures and traditions thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The Multicultural Festivals and Events program will this year fund 897 grants to support events that showcase Victoria’s multiculturalism and bring the community together. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced […]

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Yes To Support For Multicultural LGBTI Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is providing additional mental health support for LGBTI Victorians from a multicultural background as the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey continues to roll out. Mental health groups are attributing a spike in demand for services to the marriage equality debate, which kicked up a gear last week with the mailing and […]

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We’re In This Together: Promoting Harmony In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is using a new grants program to build greater community harmony and social cohesion, and ensure every Victorian feels valued. The Community Harmony Grants Program supports partnerships, projects and initiatives that address the root causes of racial, ethnic and religious intolerance. It aims to build respectful relationships and reaffirm the shared […]

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We’re In This Together: Promoting Harmony In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is using a new grants program to build greater community harmony and social cohesion, and ensure every Victorian feels valued. The Community Harmony Grants Program supports partnerships, projects and initiatives that address the root causes of racial, ethnic and religious intolerance. It aims to build respectful relationships and reaffirm the shared […]

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“Have A Go” In The Sporting Capital Of The Nation

Culturally-diverse communities will be empowered to participate in local sport and recreation thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Minister for Multicultural Affairs James Merlino today announced 12 Victorian sporting bodies will share in $4 million in grants to develop community projects and get more Victorians on local playing fields. The projects […]

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Vicky Drives Her Message Home To Parliament

Vicky the Values Truck is on the move, taking her message of social cohesion to the steps of the Victorian Parliament. The interactive mobile learning hub, promoting the ‘Victorian. And proud of it.’ campaign, will park at Parliament from 11.00am to 3.00pm today. Following her successful launch last month, Vicky has been travelling the state, […]

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Strengthening Victoria’s Multicultural Youth

Culturally diverse Victorians aged 16 to 25 are invited to become a member of the Multicultural Youth Network (MYN) and have their views heard on how to make Victoria a stronger, more cohesive state. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott and Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced the opening of expressions of interest […]

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Introducing Vicky

She’s big, she’s got heart and she’s coming to a town near you. Victoria – or Vicky as she prefers to be called – is an interactive truck about to tour the state welcoming visitors and promoting our shared values and what it means to be Victorian. When visitors step on board, they’ll get to […]

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Welcoming A New Multicultural Commissioner

Respected community leader Sisay Dinku has been appointed a Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC). Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced the appointment, which fills an existing four-year term vacancy in the leadership team. Mr Dinku’s appointment brings the number of VMC Commissioners to 11. Mr Dinku – replacing Peter Khalil who […]

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New Funding For Community Infrastructure And Cultural Precincts

Victorians will be given more opportunity to gather as a community with extra funding to construct and restore community halls, centres and precincts. Over 30 culturally diverse groups across Victoria are set to receive $4.22 million to support places where they can celebrate, congregate and take part in activities that boost engagement with the wider […]

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