Archives for August, 2017

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Connecting Aboriginal Kinship To Community

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step in handing over the responsibility and decision making for Aboriginal children placed in care from Child Protection to Aboriginal-run organisations. Speaking at the Aboriginal Children’s Forum in Traralgon today, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos..

Better Training To Identify And Support Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding training at Victorian public hospitals to help staff better identify and support patients experiencing family violence. Acting Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Jenny Mikakos today officially opened the 2017 Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence forum and announced $10.2..

Government Takes Action To Protect Victorian Health

The Andrews Labor Government will make an urgent application to the Fair Work Commission to terminate industrial action being taken by the Health Services Union No 1 Branch (HWU) and Dorevitch Pathology. Dorevitch provides pathology services under contract to 32 Victorian public health services, 29..

Black Economy Exploitation Demands National Response

The Andrews Labor Government is demanding the Turnbull Government take action now to stop the systematic exploitation of workers and implement a national labour hire scheme. In its submission to Canberra’s Black Economy Taskforce, the Labor Government called on the Commonwealth to introduce licensing requirements..

Statement From The Minister For Families And Children

The Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Andrew Jackomos, has advised the Government that he will not seek reappointment when his current term ends next year. Mr Jackomos was appointed in July 2013 as the first Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, after..

Making Long Service Leave Fairer And More Flexible

The Andrews Labor Government is making long service leave fairer for women, families and those transitioning to retirement. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins today announced a new Long Service Leave Bill that will stop parents being discriminated against and losing hard earned long service..

History Made As Victoria Takes Next Steps Toward Treaty

Taungurung Traditional Owner Mick Harding has become the first Aboriginal person in history to address the Victorian Cabinet. Mr Harding is Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Treaty Interim Working Group and, together with the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins, presented an update to Cabinet on..

Review To Assist Traditional Owner Groups

The Andrews Labor Government is working to improve the process for Traditional Owner groups seeking to negotiate native title claims. Barrister and member of the Yuin people, Tim Goodwin, has been appointed to review the threshold stage under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010. The threshold..