Topic: Aboriginal affairs

Delivering Truth And Justice For Aboriginal Victorians

The Victorian Government will establish a truth and justice process to formally recognise historic wrongs – and address ongoing injustices – for Aboriginal Victorians. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams announced the historic process today, which will be the first of its kind anywhere in Australia, and represents a significant step forward on Victoria’s path […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Coming Together For NAIDOC Week

The Victorian Government is putting together a star-studded virtual concert to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture following the postponement of NAIDOC Week. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams announced a variety performance event will be live streamed on Saturday – what would have been the penultimate day of the landmark week-long celebration. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Improving Aboriginal Justice Outcomes

Aboriginal and government leaders from across Victoria are taking part in the 56th Aboriginal Justice Forum (AJF) to discuss ways to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal Victorians across the justice system. The AJF brings together leaders in the Aboriginal community and senior government representatives to oversee development, implementation, monitoring and direction of the Aboriginal Justice […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Interim Protection Order For Mount Arapiles Site

An interim protection declaration has been made for an Aboriginal site in Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park in the state’s north-west, following the discovery of culturally significant rock art. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams announced the declaration today, which will ensure the area is adequately protected while Traditional Owners and land managers consider longer-term protection […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Western Victoria Region

Supporting Aboriginal Victorians Through Coronavirus

The Victorian Government is giving Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) and Traditional Owner group networks the resources they need develop Aboriginal-led, culturally safe responses to coronavirus. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams today announced an extra $23 million to support Aboriginal Victorians through the pandemic. The package includes $10 million to establish the Aboriginal COVID-19 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Remembering The Service Of Aboriginal Victorians

The Victorian Government will pay tribute to the thousands of Aboriginal men and women who have served in the Australian Armed Forces on Sunday. The Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service has been held since 2006 to formally recognise and honour the service of Aboriginal Victorians throughout history. This year’s event will be held online for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Managing Country Together With Traditional Owners

The Victorian Government has announced a major funding boost to improve management of Victoria’s parks, reserves and natural resources, working in partnership with Traditional Owners. Working with both the Gurnaikurnai people and the Yorta Yorta people, the Government will invest $7.5 million to deliver joint management plans across 10 parks and reserves in Gippsland, as […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Building Works: Social Housing For Aboriginal Victorians

The Victorian Government is boosting Aboriginal social housing through a building blitz that will deliver new homes and dozens of repairs, upgrades and maintenance work for existing properties. The Government is investing almost $500 million to public and community housing as part of the $2.7 billion Building Works package, which will kickstart Victoria’s economy and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Victoria’s First Aboriginal Woman Member Appointed To VCAT

The Victorian Government has today announced the appointment of Michelle Gardner as the state’s first Aboriginal woman to serve as a member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Ms Gardner is one of several new appointments and reappointments to VCAT. She joins other new members Mary Cameron, Chris Thwaites and Brook Hely, while Bernadette Steele […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Supporting Aboriginal Students With Their Career Pathways

More Victorian government Aboriginal school students are being supported to complete Year 11 and 12, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Marrung Education Scholarships program. Minister for Education James Merlino today officially awarded Marrung Education Scholarships for 2019 and 2020 to 40 Aboriginal students from Victorian government schools from across the state, at an event at […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education