Archives: March 2015

The touring exhibition of the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll was today officially launched by Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins, at Wyndham Vale Library.

March 31, 2015

Aboriginal young people from Geelong to Portland have joined in the fun at Geelong Football Club’s two day Gathering Camp, part of the Club’s commitment to closing the gap.

Aboriginal Honour Roll Roadshow Kicks Off

March 31, 2015

The Honour Roll formally recognises Aboriginal people who have made a significant contribution to the community and the state. The touring exhibition of the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll was today officially launched by Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins, at Wyndham Vale Library.

Abbott Government Launches Another Attack On Workers

March 30, 2015

Despite denying attempts to cut Victorians’ penalty rates, Federal Minister for Employment, Eric Abetz, has announced yet another federal inquiry into the issue.

Labor Government Steps In To Safeguard Sunbury And Hume Residents

March 27, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has today acted to ensure that local residents are not disadvantaged by the upcoming separation of Sunbury from Hume.

Labor Government Supports Gippsland Workers

March 20, 2015

As promised before the election, the Labor Government will conduct an inquiry into insecure work, including sham contracting and the labour hire industry. The Andrews Labor Government will work with the Gippsland community to address insecure work and exploitation in the labour hire industry.

Nominations Open For Ricci Marks Award

March 20, 2015

Nominations are now open for the Ricci Marks Award, which recognises the achievements and aspirations of young Aboriginal people in training, education, arts, sport, culture and community leadership.

Dr Alf Bamblett

March 16, 2015

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Dr Alf Bamblett. Uncle Alf, a proud Yorta Yorta, Bangerang and Wiradjuri man, will be remembered as a pioneer and committed Leader and Elder of the Victorian Aboriginal community.

Have Your Say on Your Local Council

March 11, 2015

Victorian residents and ratepayers can have their say on their local council’s performance as part of the 2015 Community Satisfaction Survey.

Protecting Victoria’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

March 6, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is working with Traditional Owners to protect and preserve the cultural heritage of the world’s oldest continuous culture and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins, has congratulated the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation (Wadawurrung) on evaluating more than 250 Cultural Heritage Management Plans in just six years.

Liberals Risked Breaches of Fair Work Laws, Ombudsman Finds

March 4, 2015

A Fair Work Ombudsman inquiry has revealed employment practices under the previous Liberal Government risked breaching federal workplace laws.