Category: Minister for Multicultural Affairs

African Communities Action Plan Implementation Committee Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the membership of the Implementation Committee for the African Communities Action Plan. The first of its kind, the African Communities Action Plan was developed by and for African communities in partnership with the Victorian Government to improve the wellbeing of all Victorians of African heritage, including young people. Victorian […]

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Strengthening Victoria And Celebrating Our Diversity

More Victorians will be able to celebrate and share their diverse cultures and traditions, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced $2.7 million worth of new grant funding for 913 cultural festivals, exhibitions, celebrations of national days and other culturally significant gatherings. The Carlton Italian Festa, […]

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Support For Migrant Workers And International Students

Migrant workers and international students will be better supported and protected with the official opening of the Migrant Workers Centre. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott opened the Centre today, which will deliver a range of services to support people who recently arrived in Victoria and are more vulnerable to exploitation in their employment. The […]

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Bringing Bollywood And Indian Cinema To Victoria

More of India’s biggest blockbusters will be filmed right here in Victoria, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to establish our state’s first ever dedicated Indian Cinema and Bollywood Attraction Fund. Alongside Bollywood superstar Rani Mukerji, Premier Daniel Andrews today announced the investment at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The $3 million fund will […]

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Government Response To The African Communities Action Plan

The Andrews Labor Government today released its response to the landmark African Communities Action Plan. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott released the response at an event to support the AFL-led initiatives for young people from African backgrounds. The Plan is the first of its kind and was developed by and for African communities in […]

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Funding Boost For Interpreters Helps Diverse Communities

Victorians from linguistically diverse backgrounds will have better access to interpreter services thanks to a significant funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced $21.8 million over four years and $8.4 million per year ongoing to improve the pay and working conditions of contractor and casually employed interpreters. The […]

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Opening Of Community Harmony Grants Program

New grants are available to help Victorians to build greater community harmony and social cohesion in their communities. The Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott, today announced the opening of the Community Harmony Grants program. The grants will enable Victorians to build relationships and partner with one another to increase trust, understanding and belonging, and […]

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More support for our multicultural communities

Our state’s culturally diverse communities will get a Budget boost, with new funds for local projects and festivals. The Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2018/19 will deliver $43.6 million to improve multicultural community infrastructure, help migrants settle into Australia’s way of life and better support our state’s multicultural festivals and events. From new community halls […]

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Grants To Boost Social Inclusion And Participation

The Andrews Labor Government is building a stronger Victoria, with more than $6 million in grants to support and boost participation among culturally diverse groups across Victoria. The Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced the opening of the Capacity Building and Participation Grants Program (CBP). The $6.4 million program will boost participation, inclusion […]

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Millions Of Dollars To Support Victoria’s Multi-Festival Season

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting multicultural community festivals and events across Victoria to strengthen cultural diversity and understanding, and encourage participation by all members of the community. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced nearly $2 million through the Multicultural Festivals and Events (MFE) program. From today, community groups and schools can apply […]

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