Security upgrades for the Jewish community

Our state’s Jewish communities will be able to continue practising their culture and beliefs without fear, thanks to new security upgrades at local community facilities. Delivered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2018/19, $3 million will go towards making Jewish community centres safer and…

Media: ‘Supporting the Community’ in the Australian Jewish News

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY Government money is helping In recent weeks federal and state governments have given millions of dollars to the community. Victorian MP Philip Dalidakis discusses how proud he is to be a Jewish State Labor MP. Australian Jewish News | Friday 26 May 2017 ON behalf of the Premier I was pleased to…

New funding for Jewish Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts

Jewish Victorians will be given more opportunity to gather as a community with extra funding to construct and restore community halls, centres and precincts. Four Jewish community groups across Victoria are set to receive more than $1 million to support places where they can celebrate, congregate and take part in…

Because we are Victorian and Proud of it

The Andrews Labor Government today released a multicultural policy to build on Victoria’s proud immigrant history and reaffirm the shared values that make us a stronger, safer and more harmonious community. Premier Daniel Andrews, Deputy Premier James Merlino, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott and…

Victoria welcomes celebrations for Year of the Rooster

The Andrews Labor Government and Study Melbourne will help fund an expanded program of Chinese New Year celebrations across Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat to welcome the Year of the Rooster in 2017. Lion dancing, light installations, a new year countdown, dragon boat demonstrations and a showcase at Queen Victoria…

Speaking as one to fight Racial Discrimination

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed a joint submission by more than 60 local community groups that calls for existing federal racial discrimination laws to be protected. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today met with Victorian representatives from a number of multicultural, faith and Aboriginal…

Victorian submission to support Racial Discrimination Act

The Andrews Labor Government will fight any proposed changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. In response to the federal inquiry launched on November 8, the Government will make a submission outlining its continued support for Section 18C, which protects vulnerable people against bigotry and hate…

More support for Refugee health and wellbeing in Victoria

Refugees and people currently seeking asylum will get the health and mental health support they need to re-settle in Victoria, with an $11 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today joined Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley, at the Multicultural Hub to…

New Tech Awards to inspire Gender and Cultural Diversity

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis tonight presented a new series of awards for excellence in gender and cultural diversity to leaders in Victoria’s tech sector. Speaking at the country’s second annual #TechDiversity Gala Dinner at Melbourne Town Hall, Mr Dalidakis presented…