Topic: Aboriginal affairs

Aboriginal Values Are Key To Victoria’s Water Future

The connection between Aboriginal Victorians and water will be further recognised following the announcement today of the first round of recipients of a new program funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville congratulated the recipients of the inaugural Aboriginal Water Grants Program, which supports Aboriginal participation in water management improving outcomes […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Historic Treaty Legislation Passes In Victoria

Australia’s first ever treaty legislation is now law with the Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018 passing Victorian Parliament this evening. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins hailed the passage of the legislation, which will see Victoria become the first state to enter into formal treaty negotiations with its Aboriginal people. In […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Awards Recognise Young Aboriginal Achievers

The hard work and achievements of young Aboriginal people across Victoria have been recognised at this year’s Ricci Marks Awards. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins presented the awards which celebrate the achievements of young Aboriginal people in education, arts, sport, culture and community leadership. The award was named in memory of Ricci Marks, a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Investing In Victoria’s Young Koorie Leaders

Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians will be encouraged to become the leaders of tomorrow through a series of new and free training workshops. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $100,000 to set up the workshops, which will be delivered across Victoria and run by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. Minister for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Affairs, Ministers

Victoria One Step Closer To Treaty And Reconciliation

The Andrews Labor Government’s historic Treaty legislation has passed the Legislative Assembly, bringing the state one step closer to a Treaty with Victoria’s first peoples. The legislation will see the Victorian Government and the state’s Aboriginal people enter into formal treaty negotiations – the first state in the country to do so. Treaty is an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

More Aboriginal Victorians To Be Consulted On Treaty

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal Elders and Traditional Owners to engage further on the state’s Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins and the Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher AO today announced $700,000 to establish a grant scheme that will support Aboriginal Victorians – including Aboriginal Elders and Traditional Owners – on […]

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Deadly Questions – You Ask, Aboriginal Victorians Answer

Victorians can now learn more about Aboriginal culture and history with the launch of the Deadly Questions campaign. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins joined Deadly Questions campaign champions in Federation Square today to mark the start of the campaign. As the Parliament considers Australia’s first Treaty Bill, Victorian people want to know more about […]

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HART Awards Celebrate Initiatives In Reconciliation

The Andrews Labor Government is acknowledging those helping to progress reconciliation in Victoria. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz presented awards at the HART (Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together) awards today. With 15 finalists over three categories, the HART Awards recognise outstanding initiatives in reconciliation within Local Government and Community. The 2018 HART Award winners include: […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

New Program To Support Aboriginal Women Leaders

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the number of Aboriginal women in leadership positions through a new development program. Minister for Women and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced $300,000 in funding for the new leadership program at a fundraising event for The Long Walk today. Aboriginal women are currently under-represented in leadership roles […]

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Stopping Violence Before It Starts In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting organisations in Gippsland to continue running their programs to prevent family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited Lake Tyers today to announce funding for two Aboriginal organisations to continue rolling out their family violence prevention programs. Lake Tyers Health and Children’s Services and Gippsland […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Women