Archives for March, 2015

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Aboriginal Honour Roll Roadshow Kicks Off

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

Abbott Government Launches Another Attack On Workers

Despite denying attempts to cut Victorians’ penalty rates, Federal Minister for Employment, Eric Abetz, has announced yet another federal inquiry into the issue. Mr Abetz said the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment would be asked to look into ‘inhibitors to employment..

Labor Government Steps In To Safeguard Sunbury And Hume Residents

The Andrews Labor Government has today acted to ensure that local residents are not disadvantaged by the upcoming separation of Sunbury from Hume. Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins said the split, initially scheduled to occur by 1 July this year, would be delayed by twelve months..

Labor Government Supports Gippsland Workers

The Andrews Labor Government will work with the Gippsland community to address insecure work and exploitation in the labour hire industry. Minister for Industrial Relations, Natalie Hutchins, will tonight reaffirm the Labor Government’s commitment at the Gippsland Trades and Labour Council’s annual Labour Day Dinner..

Nominations Open For Ricci Marks Award

Victorians are being encouraged to nominate young Aboriginal achievers for this year’s Ricci Marks Award. Nominations are now open for the award, which recognises the achievements and aspirations of young Aboriginal people in training, education, arts, sport, culture and community leadership. The award is named..

Dr Alf Bamblett

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

Have Your Say on Your Local Council

Victorian residents and ratepayers can have their say on their local council’s performance as part of the 2015 Community Satisfaction Survey. The telephone survey seeks opinion on four main criteria, including council’s overall performance, community consultation, advocacy and customer service. Minister for Local Government, Natalie..

Protecting Victoria’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

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. Cultural Heritage Management Plans assess the potential impact of a proposed activity on Aboriginal cultural heritage and manage how..

Liberals Risked Breaches of Fair Work Laws, Ombudsman Finds

A Fair Work Ombudsman inquiry has revealed employment practices under the previous Liberal Government risked breaching federal workplace laws. The Ombudsman investigation found “a connection” between the Liberals’ so-called Sustainable Government Initiative and practices which risked breaching the Fair Work Act. The Ombudsman found that..