Topic: Aboriginal affairs

Creating A Powerful Voice For Aboriginal Victorians On Treaty

From today, Aboriginal Victorians can enrol to elect their chosen candidates in Victoria’s first – and historic – First People’s Assembly. The Assembly will be the voice of Aboriginal people in Victoria and help lead discussions in the next phase of Victoria’s nation-leading Treaty process. It will be made up of 33 Victorian Traditional Land Owners, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Strengthening Victoria’s Aboriginal Heritage Council

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting Victorian Traditional Land Owners to apply for positions on the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council. It is the first Victorian statutory body for Traditional Owners, with all members being Traditional Owners. The work of the 11-person council is to ensure Victoria moves towards a place of understanding and respect for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Honouring Aboriginal Excellence In Victoria

Nominations are now open to recognise and celebrate Aboriginal Victorians who are making a difference. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings officially opened nominations for the 2019 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll at Parliament House today, while also paying tribute to the outstanding inductees from last year. The Honour Roll recognises the dedication and achievements of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Helping Aboriginal Victorians Buy Their First Home

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to make home ownership more affordable for Aboriginal Victorians by extending its already successful HomesVic pilot. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas today officially launched the HomesVic Aboriginal Victorians Shared Equity Program, which will help up to 40 Aboriginal Victorians get on the first rung of the property ladder. Eligible applicants […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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