Category: Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Celebrating Guru Nanak With Sikh Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victoria’s Sikh communities as they kick off celebrations for the 550th birthday anniversary of Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today announced that 18 organising groups will share in $200,000 to hold a range of events throughout October and November in 2019 […]

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Welcoming Our New Victorian Multicultural Commissioners

The Andrews Labor Government is proud to welcome eight new appointees to the Victorian Multicultural Commission, strengthening its work promoting and advocating for diverse communities. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne said each commissioner had been recognised for their skills and lived experience championing cultural and religious diversity in the State. They come from a […]

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Supporting Newly Arrived Families With Playgroups

Families new to Victoria will be able to take their children to culturally supported playgroups, allowing them to feel more at home in their new community, thanks to new Andrews Labor Government funding. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today announced $490,000 for the Victorian Coooperative on Children’s Services for Ethnic Groups (VICSEG) to expand […]

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Helping Young African And Pasifika Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering African and Pasifika young people to lead and develop projects that benefit themselves, their community and all Victorians. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today opened applications for a new $600,000 grants program responding to issues such as unemployment, health and wellbeing, inclusion and empowerment. The grants will enable […]

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Enhancing Interfaith Harmony And Social Cohesion

Faith organisations are getting the support they need to do good things for the community as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Interfaith Community Fund. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today announced $368,000 for community organisations to deliver projects supporting Victorians of many different faiths. Funding will build the capacity of faith-based organisations, support […]

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New Victorian Multicultural Commission Chair Appointed

Community advocate and experienced business leader Vivienne Nguyen has been appointed as Chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Ms Nguyen brings more than 25 years experience in the corporate, community and public sectors to the role, with a strong background in promoting the social, cultural and economic benefits of multiculturalism, and in advocating for the […]

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Celebrating Guru Nanak With Victoria’s Sikh Community

The Andrews Labor Government is standing with Victoria’s Sikh community and supporting celebrations for the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak is the first Guru and founder of Sikhism, with Sikh communities around the world coming together to celebrate this sacred anniversary. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today announced $200,000 to support Victoria-based […]

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Embracing Victoria’s Many Cultures And Traditions

Multicultural organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to hold cultural events, festivals and exhibitions that celebrate their food and traditions with others in the community. The Andrews Labor Government is making $1.35 million available to eligible organisations to hold events in the first six months of 2020, as part of the second round of […]

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Celebrating With Our Hindu Victorian Community

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victoria’s Hindu community to hold religious and cultural events thanks to a new dedicated grants round. Acting Minister for Multicultural Affairs Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $200,000 will be made available over four years as part of the first ever Hindu Festival and Events Fund. Almost 135,000 Victorians are Hindu, making […]

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Honouring Our Multicultural Senior Citizens

Nearly 900 Victorian multicultural seniors groups will be getting a $4,000 cheque in the mail from the Andrews Labor Government to support their work helping older migrants and ensuring they stay connected to their communities. Fulfilling a pre-election commitment, the $3.6 million boost will allow seniors organisations from across the state to hold events, excursions, […]

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