Topic: Multicultural affairs

Victoria’s India Strategy: Doubling Trade And Creating Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to double the value of Victoria’s annual goods exports to India to almost $1 billion over the next decade. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future ahead of his first official visit to India this week. The strategy is an ambitious blueprint aimed at […]

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Ancient Greece Meets Modern Melbourne With New Benaki Museum Exchange

A new collaboration between the world-renowned Benaki Museum in Greece and Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum will see leading Australian artist Sam Jinks show a new major commission inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Touring the Benaki Museum, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the new partnership, which will also see the Hellenic Museum receive from the Benaki Museum […]

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Strengthening Victoria’s Greek Language Programs

Victorian school and kinder children of Greek heritage will benefit from new language and cultural programs thanks to a new agreement secured by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Greek and the Victorian Governments that will bolster the delivery of Greek language programs in […]

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Helping Diverse Communities Tackle Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is helping culturally diverse Victorians escape family violence with $10.5 million for a range of community-led prevention programs and specialist support services. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced the package today, which responds to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and forms part of the Government’s 10-year plan […]

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Supporting Victoria’s Future Interpreters

Scholarship applications are closing soon for those eyeing a career in interpreting. Budding interpreters will receive up to $4,320 towards course fees for the Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Interpreting at RMIT University, across a range of languages, including Hazaragi, Burmese, Nepali and Urdu. Twenty-six per cent of Victorians, or over 1.53 million people, speak […]

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Planning The Future With Our South Asian Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring the voices of South Asian Victorians are heard with the establishment of a dedicated advisory body. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced the South Asian Ministerial Advisory Council, which will create a direct dialogue between the Labor Government and representatives from Victoria’s Indian, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, […]

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Recognising Victoria’s Multicultural Heroes

Victorians who have contributed to Victoria’s multicultural successes have been recognised at the 2017 Multicultural Awards for Excellence. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott, Deputy Premier James Merlino and Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau joined hundreds of people at a special ceremony at Government House on Thursday to honour Victoria’s multicultural award winners. Among the […]

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Welcoming Our Newest Multicultural Commissioners

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed three new commissioners to the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC). Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa (Youth Commissioner), Walter Rapoport and Rosaria Zarro as VMC commissioners. Each commissioner brings skills and experience that will support Victoria’s diverse communities and strengthen multiculturalism and social cohesion in […]

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Have Your Say On The African Communities Action Plan

The Andrews Labor Government and African Ministerial Working Group are seeking feedback from the community on a draft plan to create more social and economic opportunities for African Victorians. The African Communities Action Plan is being developed by the 22-member working group, which was formed in 2016 and is made up of African community leaders […]

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$200,000 For CALD Projects To Reduce Gambling Harm

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorian community organisations to apply for funding under a new $200,000 grants program to help prevent or reduce gambling harm in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to grassroots CALD organisations for projects that offer assistance in combating problem gambling in these […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation