Topic: Aboriginal affairs

Taungurung People Recognised As Traditional Owners

The Andrews Labor Government has signed an agreement formally recognising the Taungurung people as the traditional owners of a large area of central Victoria. The agreement is the outcome of more than three years of negotiations, and covers an area stretching from Rochester and Kyneton in the west to Bright in the east, and Euroa […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

More Support For At Risk Children And Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s leading social service providers to deliver more support for vulnerable children and young people disengaging from education, training and employment. As part of its $30 million Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage initiative, the Labor Government has selected Berry Street and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), […]

Categories: Ministers, Treasurer

Over 100 Victorian Aboriginal Leaders Now Honoured

Nine inspiring Aboriginal leaders have been inducted into the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll at a ceremony last night in Melbourne. The Honour Roll celebrates the achievements of Victorian Aboriginal people, past and present. This year marks the eighth year of the Honour Roll, with more than 100 Aboriginal Victorians now inducted. Each inductee has dedicated […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Wurundjeri Given Full Control Of Galeena Beek Properties

The Andrews Labor Government has given full control of three properties in Healesville to the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins visited the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council today to give them full control and ownership the properties, which were used by the Galeena Beek Aboriginal Organisation. Galeena […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Victoria Launches A New Framework For Closing The Gap

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new framework to help close the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians.  Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins joined members of the Victorian Aboriginal community to launch the new Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2018-2023. As the Federal Government continue to develop a refreshed Close the Gap strategy, the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Influencing Family Violence Change In Koorie Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is helping reduce family violence in Aboriginal communities by doubling its investment in Aboriginal community-led family violence projects. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced an ongoing funding boost of $450,000 per year to the Victorian Aboriginal Community Initiatives Fund to ensure Aboriginal Victorians lead change in preventing and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Treaty Grant Provided To Bunurong Corporation

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation to engage more Aboriginal Victorians on the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced a $55,000 Treaty Engagement Grant for Corporation through the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation will use the grant to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Treaty Grant Provided To 3 Kool N Deadly Radio

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting 3 Kool N Deadly to engage more Aboriginal Victorians on the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced a $100,000 Treaty Circle Grant for the radio station as part of the Treaty Community Engagement Program. 3 Kool N Deadly Radio will broadcast on treaty-related […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Treaty Grant For Wurundjeri Corporation

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Wurundjeri Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation to engage more Aboriginal Victorians in the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced a Treaty Engagement Grant of almost $94,000 for the Corporation through the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The grant will be used […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Treaty Grant For Wadawurrung

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Wadawurrug to engage more Aboriginal Victorians in the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced a $75,000 Treaty Engagement Grant for Wadawurrung through the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The project will work with Wadawurrung Traditional Owners, surrounding Traditional Owners and other Aboriginal Victorians across Wadawurrung […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs