AUSTRALIA’S FIRST TREATY LAWS

The Andrews Labor Government has made history – introducing Australia’s first treaty laws into the Victorian Parliament. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins joined members of the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group, who are also Victorian Traditional Owners, and the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner on the floor of Parliament to speak to the Advancing the Treaty…

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO SUPPORT VICTORIA’S MULTI-FESTIVAL SEASON IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting multicultural community festivals and events across Victoria to strengthen cultural diversity and understanding, and encourage participation by all members of the community. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced nearly $2 million through the Multicultural Festivals and Events (MFE) program. Community groups and schools can apply for funding through…

NOMINATE NOW FOR VICTORIA’S TOP TRAINING AWARDS

Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today encouraged local students, teachers and training providers to get involved in the state’s premier awards recognising excellence across the training sector, the Victorian Training Awards. Award winners will each receive $5,000 prize money and go on to represent Victoria at the 2018 Australian Training Awards. Mr Gepp…

KERANG COMMUNITY SPIRIT ON SHOW AT EASTER RACES

Racegoers will come together this Easter for the 2018 Kerang Cup to help support local community groups. Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced the Labor Government is providing more than $12,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the event on Saturday, 31 March. Mr Gepp said, “The 2018 Kerang Cup is…

RACING EGGSTRAVAGANZA AT ECHUCA THIS EASTER

Easter racing is set to return to Echuca in 2018 thanks to popular demand and a joint funding package of more than $14,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced the Labor Government is providing more than $6,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the twilight…

GETTING NORTHERN VICTORIA KINDERS REFURBISHED AND IT-READY FOR THE FUTURE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Northern Victoria kindergartens expand and refurbish their centres and giving them access to the latest technology. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp, today encouraged local kindergartens that need minor infrastructure improvements or a boost to their IT capabilities to apply for available funding. “I encourage local council and early…