Category: Minister for Multicultural Affairs

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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Helping More Multicultural Communities Celebrate

Even more Victorian communities will be able to showcase and share their diverse cultures, traditions and food with others, thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today announced more than $885,000 to support 476 festivals and events around the state celebrating Victoria’s rich multiculturalism. The Multicultural Festivals […]

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More Funding To Prevent Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $470,000 in funding for 15 community organisations working to prevent family violence within Victoria’s African communities. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today announced funding from the Capacity Building and Participation Program to help communities recognise family violence when it occurs and provide the tools to safely respond. The […]

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Labor Backs The Carlton Italian Festa

The Carlton Italian Festa will be bigger and better than ever before, under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott, today attending the festival, announced that 2019’s event will be backed with an extra $70,000 from a re-elected Labor Government. Now in its seventh year, the Carlton Italian Festa is a […]

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New Funding For Multicultural Community Infrastructure

More than 45 culturally diverse community organisations across Victoria will share in more than $7.5 million from the Andrews Labor Government to support restoration and construction of community facilities. The Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund supports Victoria’s communities to feel connected with their traditional culture as they participate in and contribute to our wider society. The […]

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