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Treaty Grant Provided To Bunurong Corporation

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation to engage more Aboriginal Victorians on the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced a $55,000 Treaty Engagement Grant for Corporation through the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The Bunurong..

Treaty Grant For Wadawurrung

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Wadawurrug to engage more Aboriginal Victorians in the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced a $75,000 Treaty Engagement Grant for Wadawurrung through the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The project will work with Wadawurrung Traditional..

Treaty Grant For Wurundjeri Corporation

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Wurundjeri Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation to engage more Aboriginal Victorians in the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced a Treaty Engagement Grant of almost $94,000 for the Corporation through..

Keeping The Aboriginal Community At The Heart Of Treaty

The Andrews Labor Government is engaging even more Aboriginal Victorians in the state’s historic Treaty process with a second round of Treaty grants. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced almost $1.3 million for 19 Aboriginal organisations as part of the second round of..

New Inquiry To Investigate The Gig Economy

The Andrews Labor Government will launch an Australian-first inquiry into the on-demand workforce and gig economy, following widespread claims of workers being underpaid and poorly treated. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins today announced the Victorian Inquiry into the On-Demand Workforce, which will investigate the conditions of..

Matthew Guy Undermines Public Servants Conditions

The Andrews Labor Government’s Bill to place all public sector employers on a level playing field when participating in enterprise bargaining will not pass the Parliament after opposition from the Coalition. Its passage would have fixed an anomaly where some public sector agencies are able..

Victorian Inquiry Condemns Cuts To Penalty Rates

The Andrews Labor Government is standing up for Victorian workers missing out on hard earned pay. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins today tabled the Government’s response to the final report of the Victorian Parliament select committee inquiry into penalty rates. This inquiry report found..

Jury Rules In Favour Of Quotas

A Citizens’ Jury has recommended implementation of a 40:40:20 gender equality quota in the Victorian public sector. The diverse group of Victorians was randomly selected to deliberate on quotas as a critical part of the Victorian Government’s proposed Gender Equality Bill. The Bill proposes that Victorian..

Treaty Grant For Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corp

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation to engage more Aboriginal Victorians on the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced a $100,000 Treaty Engagement Grant for the Corporation through the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The..

Treaty Grant Provided To Wurundjeri Corporation

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Wurundjeri Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation to engage more Aboriginal Victorians on the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced a $10,000 Treaty Circle Grant for the Corporation through the Treaty Community..

Treaty Grant For The Federation Of Traditional Owners

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations to engage more Aboriginal Victorians on the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced a $85,000 Treaty Circle Grant for the Federation through the Treaty Community Engagement Program…

Treaty Grant Provided To Wotjobaluk Elders Council

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Wotjobaluk Elders Council to engage more Aboriginal Victorians on the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced a $10,000 Treaty Circle Grant for the Council through the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The Wotjobaluk Elders Council..

Treaty Grant Provided To Wathaurong Co-Operative

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative to engage more Aboriginal Victorians on the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced a $10,000 Treaty Circle Grant for the Co-operative through the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The Wathurong Aboriginal Co-operative..

Engaging More Aboriginal Victorians On Treaty

The Andrews Labor Government is engaging more Aboriginal Victorians in the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced $370,000 for seven Aboriginal organisations, including six Traditional Owner groups, through the first round of the Treaty Community Engagement Program. The Program will..

Jury Of Victorians Debate Gender Equality Bill

A jury of more than one hundred Victorians is meeting this weekend in Melbourne to deliberate on Australia’s first ever legislation for gender equality. The Andrews Labor Government has released an exposure draft of the Gender Equality Bill which proposes that Victorian Government departments, public..

Promoting Respect And Equality In Melbourne’s East

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited Cabena Child and Family Centre in Chadstone to announce $180,000 in..

Support For New Parents In Melbourne’s West

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting new parents in Melbourne’s west with new local government grants. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited the City of Brimbank today to announce funding of $93,000 for their Brimbank Dads project. Maintaining equal and respectful relationships –..

Helping Communities Fight Ice

Fourteen community groups across Melbourne and regional Victoria will receive funding to help tackle the devastating effects of ice use and addiction in their areas. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the latest recipients of the Andrews Labor Government’s Ice Action Grants, which..