Category: Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Helping Diverse Communities Tackle Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is helping culturally diverse Victorians escape family violence with $10.5 million for a range of community-led prevention programs and specialist support services. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced the package today, which responds to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and forms part of the Government’s 10-year plan […]

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Supporting Victoria’s Future Interpreters

Scholarship applications are closing soon for those eyeing a career in interpreting. Budding interpreters will receive up to $4,320 towards course fees for the Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Interpreting at RMIT University, across a range of languages, including Hazaragi, Burmese, Nepali and Urdu. Twenty-six per cent of Victorians, or over 1.53 million people, speak […]

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Planning The Future With Our South Asian Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring the voices of South Asian Victorians are heard with the establishment of a dedicated advisory body. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced the South Asian Ministerial Advisory Council, which will create a direct dialogue between the Labor Government and representatives from Victoria’s Indian, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, […]

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Recognising Victoria’s Multicultural Heroes

Victorians who have contributed to Victoria’s multicultural successes have been recognised at the 2017 Multicultural Awards for Excellence. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott, Deputy Premier James Merlino and Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau joined hundreds of people at a special ceremony at Government House on Thursday to honour Victoria’s multicultural award winners. Among the […]

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Welcoming Our Newest Multicultural Commissioners

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed three new commissioners to the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC). Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa (Youth Commissioner), Walter Rapoport and Rosaria Zarro as VMC commissioners. Each commissioner brings skills and experience that will support Victoria’s diverse communities and strengthen multiculturalism and social cohesion in […]

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Have Your Say On The African Communities Action Plan

The Andrews Labor Government and African Ministerial Working Group are seeking feedback from the community on a draft plan to create more social and economic opportunities for African Victorians. The African Communities Action Plan is being developed by the 22-member working group, which was formed in 2016 and is made up of African community leaders […]

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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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