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After-Hours Outreach Program To Support Youths

Youth workers and police officers will target and prevent youth offending in Melbourne’s north-west and south as part of a 12-month pilot program funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Victoria Police at Werribee Police Station today to launch the..

Prevention Of Family Violence Bill Passes Upper House

Victoria has enshrined the prevention of family violence in law, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Prevention of Family Violence Bill 2018 has passed the Upper House, formally establishing the newly created Respect Victoria as a Statutory Authority. Respect Victoria is an organisation dedicated..

Respect Women: Call It Out Campaign Returns

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up its bystander campaign to call out the attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence. Minster for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today launched the second round of the Labor Government’s campaign, Respect Women: Call It Out…

Australia’s First Gender Equality Bill: Have Your Say

The Andrews Labor Government is enshrining gender equality in law for the first time in Australian history. The draft Gender Equality Bill (2018) proposes that Victorian Government departments, the public sector and local governments achieve gender equality through quotas, action plans and reporting. According to the International..

Preventing Family Violence In Melbourne’s Outer East

The Andrews Labor Government 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 today visited Casey and Cardinia Councils to announce almost $200,000 in funding to support..

Supporting Stolen Generation Survivors To Heal

The Andrews Labor Government is helping survivors of the Stolen Generation and their families reconnect and heal from the trauma of the past. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins visited Connecting Home Limited (CHL) in Collingwood today to announce $975,000 to deliver a range of..

Boosting Self-Determination In Western Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving Aboriginal community facilities in Western Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced a grant of $1 million for Budja Budja Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd (Budja Budja) for capital works and upgrades, and a grant of..

Boosting Self Determination In Brunswick

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities at the Aboriginal Community Elders Services Inc. (ACES) in Brunswick. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced that ACES has received a grant of $470,010 for capital works and upgrades. ACES was..

Women Leaders Gather To Stop Sexual Harassment

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support initiatives to stop sexual harassment in Victorian Workplaces. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today joined other women leaders to launch Not in My Workplace. Not in My Workplace is a collective of senior women leaders working together..

Boosting Self Determination For Aboriginal Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced that Tyntyndyer Homestead Incorporated, Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation, Njernda Aboriginal Corporation and Murray Valley Aboriginal Cooperative have all received grants. The..

Boosting Self Determination In The Mornington Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving Aboriginal community facilities across the Peninsula. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced a grant of $50,000 for the Aboriginal Corporation for Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Indigenous Artists and a grant of almost $33,000 for..

New Regulations To Oversee Labour Hire Industry

The Andrews Labor Government today released draft regulations to support the new Labour Hire Scheme that will protect the wages and conditions of some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins called on those involved in the labour hire industry to..

Young Victorians Challenge Gender Inequality

Applications have opened for a new program to engage young people in promoting gender equality. The Andrews Labor Government is funding the Foundation for Young Australians with $400,000 to run Ideally, a grants and mentoring program. Ideally offers young Victorians the chance to create an ideal world for..

Helping Aboriginal Organisations Flourish

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal organisations to build or repair community facilities to meet the needs of their community. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced the 2018/19 Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program (ACIP) application process was open and invited Aboriginal organisations to..

Respect Victoria Opens Its Doors

Doors have opened on Victoria’s first ever dedicated family violence prevention agency, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s efforts to create a Victoria free from family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today officially opened Respect Victoria and announced the..

Promoting Gender Equality In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting gender equality with new sporting grants for Victorian sports associations, local government, Regional Sports Assemblies and non-for-profit organisations. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins joined Dr Bridie O’Donnell and members of Cycling Victoria today to announce grant recipients, worth $658,000…

Preventing Family Violence In Aboriginal Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is working with Aboriginal communities to stop family violence before it starts with the launch of a dedicated fund to keep women and children safe. Acting Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Jill Hennessy and Special Minister of State Gavin..

Flexible Workplaces Good For Women And Business

Flexible working arrangements are improving female workforce participation and boosting business in Victoria. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today released a new study commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government that models the bottom line impact of flexible work. The report, undertaken by the Nous Group,..