Topic: Aboriginal affairs

Traineeships Boost Aboriginal Mental Health Professionals

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the number of Aboriginal health workers in the mental health system with ten new trainees placed in health services across the state. The $3.5 million Aboriginal Mental Health Traineeship Program has been rolled out at eight locations where trainees are already learning on the job while they undertake their […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Looking Back To Preserve Aboriginal History

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring cultural heritage protection remains in place for an area in south-west Victoria that could potentially trace human life in Australia back 120,000 years – double the widely accepted estimate. An unusual deposit of shells and burnt stones found at Moyjil, near Warrnambool, is the subject of a 10-year research […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Strengthening Connections To Family And Community

A leading model of kinship care, helping to strengthen family and community connections for Aboriginal children is now operating across Victoria. Attending the 13th Aboriginal Children’s Forum in Horsham today, Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan announced the new $2 million Aboriginal Kinship Finding Service is now taking referrals. Its establishment will provide greater stability […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Child Protection

Furthering Treaty With Support For Aboriginal Groups

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging more Aboriginal organisations to get involved and be part of the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings said Aboriginal organisations are now invited to apply for the third round of the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The program supports Traditional Owners groups, organisations and businesses to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Supporting Koorie Communities To Stop Family Violence

Aboriginal organisations across Victoria will be supported with new funding for family violence prevention and early intervention initiatives, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to self-determination. A total of 11 Aboriginal-led organisations and community groups will benefit from the Preventing the Cycle of Violence Aboriginal Fund for the first time, which will see […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Funding Boost For Fitzroy Aboriginal Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced that two Fitzroy-based Aboriginal organisations will share in around $770,000 for capital works, upgrades and business case development. Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) has received almost $720,000 to redesign and expand […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Infrastructure Boost For Aboriginal Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced a series of grants for Aboriginal organisations across Victoria to improve their facilities. The Labor Government will provide: $149,889 to Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation to refurbish an old dairy shed […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Boost For Western Victorian Aboriginal Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced a series of grants for Aboriginal organisations across Western Victoria to improve their facilities. The Labor Government will provide: $1.5 million to Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation to develop […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Boost For Mornington Peninsula Aboriginal Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced a series of grants for Aboriginal organisations across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula to improve their facilities. The Labor Government will provide: $50,000 to Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Funding Boost For Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) had received just over $310,000 for capital works and upgrades. VACCA is the lead Aboriginal child and family welfare organisation in Victoria, protecting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs