Topic: Aboriginal affairs

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

Tackling Aboriginal Housing Challenges Head On

Aboriginal Victorians will be better supported to beat homelessness and maintain secure, long-term housing through the new Victorian Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework. The framework – titled Mana-na worn-tyeen maar-takoort: Every Aboriginal Person Has a Home – sets out a blueprint to improve Aboriginal housing outcomes in a generation. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

Strengthening Traditional Owner Land Rights In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has reaffirmed its commitment to self-determination with a review of the legislation that recognises Traditional Owner land rights. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy joined Traditional Owners to launch the First Principles Review, which will seek to make improvements to the Traditional Owner Settlement Act. The Review, which will be undertaken in partnership with […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Supporting Aboriginal Students Starting Year Nine & Ten

Four young Aboriginal Victorians have received a $5,000 scholarship to fulfil their schooling dreams thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The inaugural Aunty Dot Peters Award supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to complete Years 9 and 10 at a Victorian secondary school. The $5,000 scholarship can be used to pay for schooling-related expenses […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Second Yalingwa Visual Arts Fellowship Announced

Kokatha and Nukunu woman Yhonnie Scarce has been awarded a $60,000 fellowship for remarkable First Peoples artists, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Yalingwa initiative. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at TarraWarra Museum of Art today to announce Ms Scarce as the recipient of the 2020 Yalingwa Fellowship, in recognition of her […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Supporting All Traditional Owners Along The Journey

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by ensuring Traditional Owner groups are engaging in formal recognition and Treaty processes. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced $950,000 a year for three years under the Strong Roots for Our Futures program. The program is about ensuring that Traditional Owners not formally recognised under various […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Returning Cultural Land To Aboriginal Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by releasing full ownership of five properties back to the Aboriginal Victorian community. When the First Mortgage and Community Infrastructure program first opened, there were 59 properties owned by Aboriginal organisations but also subject to a first mortgage held by the Minister. This was part of a funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Calling For Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council Members

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting Victorian Traditional Owners to apply for positions on the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council. The council’s membership is made up exclusively of Victorian Traditional Owners. Its role is to strengthen understanding and respect for Aboriginal cultural heritage within the Victorian community, while ensuring responsibility for heritage sits with Traditional Owners. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Making History As First Peoples’ Assembly Declared

Victoria’s First Peoples’ Assembly will hold its historic inaugural meeting at Parliament House this week, marking an important milestone on the path to Treaty. The Assembly is the first democratically-elected body of Aboriginal Victorians in the state’s history and has been tasked with establishing the framework that will support future Treaty negotiations, in partnership with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Honouring Our Outstanding Aboriginal Victorians

A teacher, an opera singer and a community radio presenter are among 10 Aboriginal Victorians acclaimed for their tireless work on the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll. Set up in 2011, the Roll was established to pay tribute to outstanding Victorians who have made a difference in the Aboriginal community. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs