Archives: February 2016

Advancing Aboriginal Decision-Making To Improve Children’s Lives

February 26, 2016

The first regional pilot of a program that empowers Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations to make culturally appropriate decisions about the care of local Aboriginal children is starting in Bendigo.

Labor Government To Address Aboriginal Family Violence

February 18, 2016

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced $350,000 to tackle Aboriginal family violence through community led action.

Community Forums Kick-Off Across Victoria

February 17, 2016

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has urged Victorians to attend one of a series of community forums to have their say on how local government can best meet the needs of their community.

Review Of Victoria’s Long Service Leave Laws

February 16, 2016

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a review of Victoria’s long service leave arrangements under the Long Service Leave Act 1992, to determine whether they meet the needs of our modern workplaces.

Parliamentary Sitting To Acknowledge Aboriginal Traditional Owners

February 9, 2016

The Victorian Parliament will take another important step in recognising Aboriginal Victorians today, with an official ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ to take place before proceedings get underway.

Labour Hire Inquiry Hearings Open In Melbourne

February 8, 2016

Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins welcomed the Melbourne hearings of the Victorian Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Employment, beginning today.

Julia Gillard Library Opens In Tarneit

February 3, 2016

Introducing Ms Gillard, Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins said the Victorian Government had contributed $750,000 towards the Tarneit library, part of the Living Libraries Infrastructure Fund. Wyndham City Council contributed the remaining funds.

Action On Aboriginal Self-Determination

February 3, 2016

Self-determination and recognition of Aboriginal people in Australia’s Constitution will be on the table for discussion today, at a gathering of Victorian Aboriginal community representatives hosted by the Andrews Labor Government.