Topic: Aboriginal affairs

Victorian Mums And Bubs Healthier And Safer

Victorian mothers, babies and children are now healthier and safer, with a new report showing a significant improvement in their health. The Victoria’s Mothers, Babies and Children report by the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity, shows that Victoria is closing the gap on the rate of stillbirths and early infant deaths […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

New Commissioner To Advance Journey To Treaty

Victoria has taken another historic step towards treaty with the appointment of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner. Acting Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Luke Donnellan today announced the appointment of Jill Gallagher AO to the position. Ms Gallagher is a highly respected Victorian Aboriginal leader who has dedicated her life to advocating for the Victorian Aboriginal […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Empowering Aboriginal Communities To Help Their Children Receive The Care They Need

In an Australian first the Andrews Labor Government is taking the next vital step in Aboriginal self-determination with the launch of the Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care Program. The program realises the implementation of Section 18 of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 giving greater responsibility for the safety and protection of vulnerable children […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Ending Family Violence In Aboriginal Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in dozens of new projects to help Aboriginal people tackle family violence in their communities. Forty five new projects will begin this month to help prevent, reduce and respond to family violence in Aboriginal communities across Victoria. The $650,000 investment in community based projects was recommended by 11 Indigenous […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Outstanding Victorian Aboriginal Leaders Honoured

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal leaders who have made a profound contribution to their local communities and to Victoria. Nine Aboriginal Victorians were inducted into the 2017 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll at a celebration held in Melbourne last night. Now in its seventh year, the Honour Roll recognises the achievements […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

New Commissioner To Recognise Aboriginal Water Values

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed the first Aboriginal Water Commissioner to the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH). Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced the appointment of Rueben Berg, who has extensive experience in the Victorian water industry and a strong understanding of and passion for Aboriginal affairs. The appointment is an example of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Assembly Gathers In Another Step Towards Treaty

Victoria has taken another step towards Treaty with the first meeting of the Aboriginal Community Assembly in Melbourne today. Over six days, the Community Assembly will discuss the design of the Aboriginal Representative Body, a crucial next step in the Treaty process. The Assembly is made up of a diverse range of Aboriginal Victorians – […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Statement From Minister Hutchins – Leave Of Absence

I am taking a leave of absence from my Ministerial and Parliamentary responsibilities due to personal reasons. In my absence Jill Hennessy will act as the Minister for Women and the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. Luke Donnellan will act as the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Minister for Industrial Relations. My […]

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

Koori Men’s Behavioural Change Program Launched

The Andrews Labor Government today launched a new $3 million program which aims to break the cycle of inter-generational trauma of family violence in Aboriginal families and communities. Delivered by Koori men for Koori men, the Dardi Munwurro Strong Spirit Residential Men’s Behavioural Change Program provides behaviour change programs for perpetrators with a focus on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Negotiations With Eastern Maar Traditional Owners To Start

The Andrews Labor Government and the Eastern Maar Traditional Owner group have agreed to commence negotiations to formally recognise Eastern Maar Traditional Owner rights over Crown land in southwest Victoria. The negotiation area stretches from Port Fairy to the Great Ocean Road and up to Beaufort and Ararat, taking in Warrnambool, the Shipwreck Coast and […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release