Labor Government To Address Aboriginal Family Violence

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced $350,000 to tackle Aboriginal family violence through community led action.

Touring the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative in Mooroopna today, Ms Hutchins reiterated the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to working in partnership with Victorian Aboriginal communities and to self-determination.

The Labor Government will provide $220,000 to the Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Groups (IFVRAGs) to support their invaluable work in developing educational tools and initiatives for family violence prevention.

We will provide $50,000 to Victoria Police to expand the Koori Police Protocols to help build trust and mutual understanding between police and the Aboriginal community.

The details around the remaining $80,000 will be focussed on a communications campaign with details to be determined in consultation with the Aboriginal community.

The Labor Government is working to raise awareness and understanding on family violence.

This funding is part of the $1.3 million allocated to the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio in 2015-16 State Budget to fight family violence.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins

“Today’s announcement reflects our commitment to self-determination for Aboriginal people, and to working in partnership with Aboriginal people leading the way in the fight against family violence in Victoria.”

“This funding is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to provide tailored support to meet the diverse needs and experiences of communities impacted by family violence.”


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