Topic: Aboriginal affairs

Support For Aboriginal Tourism In South West Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the growth of Aboriginal cultural tourism in the Great South Coast. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford visited Portland today to announce that First Australians Capital have been appointed to deliver the Aboriginal Tourism Product Development Planning Project. The project will be led by Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Funding Boost For Tower Hill Visitor Centre

The Andrews Labor Government will invest more than $92,000 in infrastructure improvements at Tower Hill to attract more visitors, boost local jobs and give more people the opportunity to explore the ancient volcano and nature reserve.    Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford visited Tower Hill in Koroit today to announce funding for Worn Gundidj […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Bold Plan To Improve Aboriginal Health And Wellbeing

The Andrews Labor Government has today unveiled an ambitious new plan to revolutionise how Victoria’s health and human services work with Aboriginal communities, backed up by a $7.1 million funding boost. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today launched the Korin Korin Balit-Djak Aboriginal Health, Wellbeing and Safety […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Delivering Better Maternal And Child Health Services To Aboriginal Families

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal communities deliver improved Maternal and Child Health services to families and children. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced in Northcote that the Darebin-based Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency will be one of ten organisations across Victoria to share in $1.2 million in grants through the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Supporting Traditional Owners To Reach Agreement

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian Traditional Owners build the state’s heritage protection scheme. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today urged Traditional Owners to submit an Expression of Interest for the Right People for Country program. The program works with Traditional Owners to strengthen capacity, build relationships and incorporate cultural values in the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Strengthening The Victorian Aboriginal Community

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the oldest Aboriginal organisation in Australia advance reconciliation and self-determination. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced $320,000 in funding for the Aborigines Advancement League at the second annual Ministerial Forum on Aboriginal Affairs in Thornbury. Since it was established in 1957, the League has been influential in pursuing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Stronger Relationships Between Police And Aboriginal Communities

Four new Aboriginal Community Liaison Officers funded by the Andrews Labor Government, have been recruited and have begun work further bridging the gap between Victoria Police and Aboriginal communities. The new Liaison Officers – who all have Aboriginal heritage – work to improve understanding of the law as well as strengthening communication and respect between […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

New Indigenous Art Initiative To Shine A Light On First Nations Art

A major biennial exhibition, new Indigenous arts fellowships and support for curatorial positions are at the heart of a ground-breaking six-year Indigenous arts initiative announced today. Yalingwa, a Woiwurrung word that means both ‘day’ and ‘light’, is a new Andrews Labor Government program that will be delivered in partnership with the Australian Centre for Contemporary […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Victorians To Design Representative Body

Aboriginal Victorians will shape how their representative body looks and works through a Community Assembly. The Aboriginal Treaty Working Group today called for community members to be a part of the new Community Assembly, which provide recommendations to the working group as it designs the statewide body. The Assembly will be modeled on the successful […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Connecting Aboriginal Kinship To Community

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step in handing over the responsibility and decision making for Aboriginal children placed in care from Child Protection to Aboriginal-run organisations. Speaking at the Aboriginal Children’s Forum in Traralgon today, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced $1.1 million for Aboriginal community-controlled organisations to case manage […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children