Archives: October 2017

New Laws To Protect Recreational And Aboriginal Water

October 31, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new legislation to enshrine recreational and Aboriginal water values into law for the first time across Victoria.

New Commissioner To Advance Treaty

October 27, 2017

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced that recruitment for the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner has officially opened.

Marrung Scholarships Open Pathways To Excellence

October 26, 2017

Twenty two-year scholarships worth $5,000 will be awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander government school students to help them thrive in the final years of their secondary education.

Revamp For Victoria’s Leading Sexual Health Service

October 24, 2017

More Victorian women will be able to easily access expert advice on sexual and reproductive health issues, thanks to a modern makeover of the Family Planning Victoria Action Centre in Melbourne.

Trailblazer Set To Lead The Way For Women In Sport

October 21, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Dr Bridie O’Donnell MBBS as Head of Victoria’s first Office for Women in Sport and Recreation.

Support For Aboriginal Tourism In South West Victoria

October 13, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the growth of Aboriginal cultural tourism in the Great South Coast. A strategy is being devised for the Great Ocean Road region that focuses on Aboriginal culture and tourism.

Funding Boost For Tower Hill Visitor Centre

October 12, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government will invest more than $92,000 in infrastructure improvements at Tower Hill to attract more visitors, boost local jobs and give more people the opportunity to explore the ancient volcano and nature reserve.

Giving A Voice To Feminist Writers

October 12, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Australian feminist writers, readers, speakers and artists connect and share their work in Victoria.

Victorian Series Takes The Field On Milestone Day For Girls

October 11, 2017

Mustangs FC, a Victorian-made TV series supported by the Andrews Labor Government, will lead celebrations for International Day of the Girl with a special screening at Federation Square tonight.

Liberal-Backed Penalty Rate Cuts Hurt Vulnerable Workers

October 11, 2017

Liberal backed cuts to penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast-food workers affects the most vulnerable workers.

Bold Plan To Improve Aboriginal Health And Wellbeing

October 5, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government has today unveiled an ambitious new plan to revolutionise how Victoria’s health and human services work with Aboriginal communities. The plan puts Aboriginal self-determination front and centre in all of Victoria’s health and human services.

Doggies Kicking Goals For Women’s Health

October 3, 2017

The Western Bulldogs Football Club is kicking goals for women’s health in Melbourne’s west and Ballarat with a new program to support more women to embrace active and healthy lives.

Delivering Better Maternal And Child Health Services To Aboriginal Families

October 2, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal communities deliver improved Maternal and Child Health services to families and children.