Category: Minister for Multicultural Affairs

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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New Funding For Community Facilities And Cultural Centres

The Andrews Labor Government will provide more than $3 million to over 60 culturally diverse community organisations across Victoria to support the restoration or construction of community facilities and cultural precincts. This funding will be provided through the Labor Government’s Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts (CICP) program. CICP promotes greater use of community facilities by […]

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South Korea Gives Thanks For Flinders Street Response

The Victorian Government and the Korean Republic’s Consular General have praised frontline workers helping victims of December’s Flinders Street attack. Finance Minister Robin Scott and Consul General Sunghyo Kim visited the Transport Accident Commission’s Geelong headquarters today to thank staff for their hard work following the incident. One man died and 18 other people were […]

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Community Grants To Boost Social Cohesion

The Andrews Labor Government is helping grassroots organisations build a stronger, more cohesive Victorian community. The Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced 22 grants under the $650,000 Community Harmony Program for 2017/18. The grants will support community groups to: Identify and respond to local challenges to social cohesion and community harmony Increase intercultural […]

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Hindu Cultural And Heritage Centre Gets New Funding

The Andrews Labor Government will provide more than $160,000 to the Hindu Society of Victoria to upgrade its Cultural and Heritage Centre, also known as the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott and Member for Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny joined the Indian community to make the announcement today. The Hindu […]

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