Category: Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Backing The Next Generation Of African Victorian Leaders

The Victorian Government is supporting and empowering young African Victorians so they can achieve their potential at school and beyond. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced $3 million to support better educational outcomes for African Victorian school students across the state as part of the Government’s Victorian African Communities Action Plan. It also […]

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Broadcasting Boost For Multicultural Media Outlets

The Victorian Government is backing multicultural media outlets across the state with grants for new equipment and technology. Up to $500,000 is available to enable multicultural outlets to continue to deliver high quality news, entertainment and information, while also increasing their engagement with readers, viewers and listeners. Under the small grants stream, outlets can apply […]

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Helping Multicultural Victorians Through Coronavirus

The Victorian Government is supporting multicultural and multifaith families to ensure they stay connected to their communities amid the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced $11.3 million to help these communities, which are facing their own unique challenges due to social isolation, language barriers or difficulties accessing services such as income […]

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Supporting Victoria’s Muslim Community During Ramadan

The Victorian Government is helping Victoria’s Muslim community find new ways to celebrate Ramadan, with many of the traditional services and customs ruled out this year due to coronavirus measures. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced that a grassroots video campaign will be developed to share the experience of Ramadan and $25,000 provided […]

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Statement From The Multicultural Affairs Minister

I know that for many faith communities, this time of year is about coming together. For visiting friends and family. And for sharing in traditions and beliefs. Unfortunately, this year must be different. We each need to stay home. And for the good of our community, we must. I encourage Victorians to be innovative and […]

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Celebrating Victoria’s Vibrant Multiculturalism In 2020

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more multicultural and multifaith communities showcase their cultural heritage and traditions through festivals and events. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today opened round one of the Multicultural Festivals and Events Program, encouraging organisations to apply for funding for events held between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2020. […]

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Doing More For Victoria’s African Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more to improve the wellbeing of African Victorians, including young members of the community. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today announced new and expanded initiatives as part of the African Communities Action Plan – the first of its kind in Australia, designed by African Victorians, for African Victorians. […]

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Celebrating With Our Hindu Victorian Community

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s Hindu communities celebrate and share their traditions thanks to a new round of funding. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne said 25 projects have been funded through the 2019-20 Hindu Festivals and Events Fund, fulfilling a key election commitment. They include festivals, performances and other events that celebrate […]

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Getting Multicultural Victorians In The Festive Mood

Victorians will be able to attend hundreds of festivals and events celebrating the state’s cultural diversity thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today announced that more than 350 events will share in more than $1.3 million through the 2019-20 Multicultural Festivals and Events and Hindu Festivals and […]

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Helping Victorians Celebrate Culture And Tradition

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for Victorians from a multicultural background to have a place to call their own and celebrate together. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today opened the Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund to create new community facilities or upgrade them. Community organisations are encouraged to apply for grants between […]

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