Archives for April, 2015

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The Hon Natalie Hutchins MP Launches Blog

The Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins, has today launched her new blog, featuring updates of her work in the community, as a Minister and in Parliament. The blog will feature a range of issues and offers Ms Hutchins’ take on the issues of the day…

Traditional Owners Called On For Council

Traditional Owners are invited to apply for one of five positions on the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins, said Council members played an important role in providing advice on cultural heritage matters, appointing Registered Aboriginal Parties and promoting awareness and..

Consultation Begins On Fair Go Rates

Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, has today welcomed the release of the Essential Services Commission’s (ESC) discussion paper on the fair go rates cap. The discussion paper sets out the key issues and priorities for the ESC’s work and flags the beginning of extensive..

Aunty Walda Blow

Today we acknowledge the sad loss of Aunty Walda Blow. Aunty Walda was a Yorta Yorta and Wemba Wemba Elder who lived her life in pursuit of equality. From her beginnings in Echuca to her passing, Aunty Walda was a fearless fighter for her community…

Minister Warns Councils To Get Back To Basics

Local councils have been warned that they need to rein in excess and get back to basics. Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, has cautioned local councils against using the Andrews Labor Government’s fair go rate cap as an excuse to cut vital staff and..

Labor Government Calls For Fair Wages

The Andrews Labor Government’s submission to the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review has called for a pay increase for the one in six Victorian workers on the minimum wage. The Labor Government’s submission shows that an economically sustainable increase to the National Minimum Wage..

Labor Government Stands With Female Workers

The Andrews Labor Government has called for action on the growing gender pay gap as part of its submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework. The inquiry, established by the Abbott Government, is set to look at wages and conditions, bargaining..

Minister Congratulates Victoria’s Marngrook Footy Show

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins, has congratulated the Marngrook Footy Show on its 2015 Logie nomination. Chosen under the Most Popular Sports Program category, this is the first Logie nomination for the Marngrook Footy Show. Ms Hutchins said the nomination reflected the show’s fresh..