Archives for October, 2017

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New Laws To Protect Recreational And Aboriginal Water

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new legislation to enshrine recreational and Aboriginal water values into law for the first time across Victoria. The Water and Catchment Legislation Amendment Bill will enact key parts of the Labor Government’s water plan – Water for Victoria. This includes embedding..

New Commissioner To Advance Treaty

Victoria has taken a landmark step towards treaty with the establishment of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced that recruitment for the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner has officially opened. The Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission will strengthen independence for..

Marrung Scholarships Open Pathways To Excellence

Twenty Victorian students will share in $100,000 in scholarships, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced that applications are open for the 2018 Marrung Education Scholarship Awards. Twenty two-year scholarships worth $5,000..

Revamp For Victoria’s Leading Sexual Health Service

More Victorian women will be able to easily access expert advice on sexual and reproductive health issues, thanks to a modern makeover of the Family Planning Victoria Action Centre in Melbourne. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today officially opened the refurbished clinic in the city,..

Trailblazer Set To Lead The Way For Women In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Dr Bridie O’Donnell MBBS as Head of Victoria’s first Office for Women in Sport and Recreation. Dr O’Donnell is a world-record breaking cyclist who took up full-time riding at age 35, quickly rising through the ranks to represent Australia..

Support For Aboriginal Tourism In South West Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the growth of Aboriginal cultural tourism in the Great South Coast. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford visited Portland today to announce that First Australians Capital have been appointed to deliver the Aboriginal Tourism Product Development Planning Project. The..

Funding Boost For Tower Hill Visitor Centre

The Andrews Labor Government will invest more than $92,000 in infrastructure improvements at Tower Hill to attract more visitors, boost local jobs and give more people the opportunity to explore the ancient volcano and nature reserve. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford visited Tower Hill..

Giving A Voice To Feminist Writers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Australian feminist writers, readers, speakers and artists connect and share their work in Victoria. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced funding for the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival at the State Library of Victoria. The $45,000 investment recognises the..

Victorian Series Takes The Field On Milestone Day For Girls

Mustangs FC, a Victorian-made TV series supported by the Andrews Labor Government, will lead celebrations for International Day of the Girl with a special screening at Federation Square tonight. Victorian producers Amanda Higgs and Rachel Davis led a strong female team to create Mustangs FC, which follows a..

Liberal-Backed Penalty Rate Cuts Hurt Vulnerable Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is disappointed the Federal Court has upheld the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast-food workers. The decision will impact some of Victoria’s most vulnerable, low-paid workers including young workers, women and those in regional..

Bold Plan To Improve Aboriginal Health And Wellbeing

The Andrews Labor Government has today unveiled an ambitious new plan to revolutionise how Victoria’s health and human services work with Aboriginal communities, backed up by a $7.1 million funding boost. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today..

Doggies Kicking Goals For Women’s Health

The Western Bulldogs Football Club is kicking goals for women’s health in Melbourne’s west and Ballarat with a new program to support more women to embrace active and healthy lives. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today visited Whitten Oval and launched the Doggies’ new Daughters..