Archives for June, 2018

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Connecting Women At Work In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring women in regional Victoria have access to the networks that will help them succeed. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced an additional $80,000 in funding to expand Mentor Walks to regional Victoria. Mentor Walks give women the opportunity..

Historic Treaty Legislation Passes In Victoria

Australia’s first ever treaty legislation is now law with the Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018 passing Victorian Parliament this evening. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins hailed the passage of the legislation, which will see Victoria become the first state to enter into formal..

Respect Victoria, Call It Out

Victoria’s first ever dedicated family violence prevention agency will be enshrined in law as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s efforts to end family violence. The Labor Government today introduced legislation to enshrine Respect Victoria, the state’s new statutory authority, in law, fulfilling Recommendation 188..

Delivering For Victoria’s Vulnerable Workers

The Andrews Labor Government’s labour hire licensing scheme, which protects some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers and cracks down on shonky operators, is now law. The Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 passed the Victorian Legislative Council this evening, protecting labour hire workers from being underpaid and..

Awards Recognise Young Aboriginal Achievers

The hard work and achievements of young Aboriginal people across Victoria have been recognised at this year’s Ricci Marks Awards. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins presented the awards which celebrate the achievements of young Aboriginal people in education, arts, sport, culture and community leadership…

More Bec The Builders, Not Just Bobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to directly boost the representation of women in the construction industry. Minister for Women and Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins today announced funding of $585,000 to diversify the traditionally male-dominated construction industry. Currently women’s participation in the building and..

Victoria One Step Closer To Treaty And Reconciliation

The Andrews Labor Government’s historic Treaty legislation has passed the Legislative Assembly, bringing the state one step closer to a Treaty with Victoria’s first peoples. The legislation will see the Victorian Government and the state’s Aboriginal people enter into formal treaty negotiations – the first..

More Aboriginal Victorians To Be Consulted On Treaty

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal Elders and Traditional Owners to engage further on the state’s Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins and the Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher AO today announced $700,000 to establish a grant scheme that will support Aboriginal..

Deadly Questions – You Ask, Aboriginal Victorians Answer

Victorians can now learn more about Aboriginal culture and history with the launch of the Deadly Questions campaign. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins joined Deadly Questions campaign champions in Federation Square today to mark the start of the campaign. As the Parliament considers Australia’s..

Minimum Wage Boost Welcomed In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the minimum wage and award minimum wages in their Annual Wage Review. Workers will get a $24.30-a-week pay rise with the national minimum wage increasing to $719.20 a week. The Fair Work..