Topic: Multicultural affairs

Care And Comfort For Older Indian Victorians

Families in our state’s Indian communities will have peace of mind that their elderly loved ones are getting the care they need, under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews has today announced that only a re-elected Labor Government will invest up to $14.5 million to purchase land for two new Indian aged-care facilities […]

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Bringing Bollywood And Indian Cinema To Victoria

More of India’s biggest blockbusters will be filmed right here in Victoria, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to establish our state’s first ever dedicated Indian Cinema and Bollywood Attraction Fund. Alongside Bollywood superstar Rani Mukerji, Premier Daniel Andrews today announced the investment at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The $3 million fund will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Strengthening Services For Young Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more young people be their best by establishing three new Community Support Groups. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced $5.5 million for the groups, which are aimed at boosting community engagement, resilience and ensuring young people can be linked to […]

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Government Response To The African Communities Action Plan

The Andrews Labor Government today released its response to the landmark African Communities Action Plan. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott released the response at an event to support the AFL-led initiatives for young people from African backgrounds. The Plan is the first of its kind and was developed by and for African communities in […]

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Funding Boost For Interpreters Helps Diverse Communities

Victorians from linguistically diverse backgrounds will have better access to interpreter services thanks to a significant funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced $21.8 million over four years and $8.4 million per year ongoing to improve the pay and working conditions of contractor and casually employed interpreters. The […]

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Victoria’s Relationship With China Never Sleeps

A new partnership between a leading Victorian med-tech company and China that has the potential to generate US$100 million in trade has been signed thanks to the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Visiting Hong Kong, Premier Daniel Andrews today announced the new deal between Victorian based neuro and sleep diagnostics company Compumedics and Chinese […]

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Victoria Kicking Goals In China’s Sports Industry

A recent trade mission to China has strengthened the Andrews Labor Government’s drive to win a bigger share of the $US300 billion Chinese sports industry. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis attended a Shanghai and Melbourne Business of Sport Roundtable event, which was an opportunity to showcase Victoria’s expertise in major events, sports medicine […]

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Opening Of Community Harmony Grants Program

New grants are available to help Victorians to build greater community harmony and social cohesion in their communities. The Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott, today announced the opening of the Community Harmony Grants program. The grants will enable Victorians to build relationships and partner with one another to increase trust, understanding and belonging, and […]

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Security Upgrades For The Jewish Community

Our state’s Jewish communities will be able to continue practising their culture and beliefs without fear, thanks to new security upgrades at local community facilities. Delivered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2018/19, $3 million will go towards making Jewish community centres safer and more secure. Over the past two years, the […]

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More support for our multicultural communities

Our state’s culturally diverse communities will get a Budget boost, with new funds for local projects and festivals. The Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2018/19 will deliver $43.6 million to improve multicultural community infrastructure, help migrants settle into Australia’s way of life and better support our state’s multicultural festivals and events. From new community halls […]

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