Aboriginal and government leaders from across Victoria are taking part in the 56th Aboriginal Justice Forum (AJF) to discuss ways to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal Victorians across the justice system.

Victoria has the lowest proportion of social housing stock of all Victorian states and territories. We are seeing the numbers of people in insecure housing and the number of people experiencing homelessness continue to increase.

The Victorian Government is continuing to deliver a fairer Victoria by supporting leaders in our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQ) communities through the next round of the LGBTIQ Leadership program.

Not enough Bendigo adults are eating the recommended daily amount of fresh fruit and vegetables, a Deakin University study has found.

Multicultural groups have welcomed a pledge from Victoria’s Health Minister to increase its efforts to provide in-language coronavirus support as Melbourne grapples with a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Register with the Workplace Achievement Program, a state-wide workplace health initiative supported by Cancer Council Victoria and the Department of Health and Human Services.

In a series of factsheets exploring the impact of Covid19 on women and gender diverse people in Victoria, Gender Equity Victoria and its members are raising awareness of the deep and lasting impacts of disaster on women across the State.

The Course in Gender Equity was developed in response to the commission, which identified the need to train and upskill the emerging workforce supporting gender equity and the prevention of violence against women.

Geelong Football Club has teamed up with Cancer Council Victoria to deliver a Victorian Government health and wellbeing initiative.

Western Victoria PHN is seeking applications as part of our new Social Connection Partnership Grants.

The Give Where You Live Foundation has  announced 37 Community Grants totaling $916,600 have been awarded to community partners across the region.

As National Reconciliation Week draws to a close, you can watch this beautiful Welcome to Country from Wadawurrung woman Corrina Eccles.

The Department of Health and Human Services has just updated its guidance for COVID-19 planning in the community services sector.

The recruitment process has kicked off for the first ever Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner, an Australian-first position to oversee major reform across Victoria.

Young people, together with experts from Orygen, Beyond Blue, headspace and Switchboard will discuss the impacts of coronavirus and how we can work to improve mental health outcomes for young people in the immediate and long term.

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to re-imagine life and health in Victoria.  

Feed Me Bellarine’s motto is ‘no questions, no agendas’ as they help feed people in need all over the Bellarine.

 

It seems hard to believe we are in June, and looking towards the second half of 2020. With the very welcome easing of restrictions, and fortunate low numbers of COVID cases, we are seeing the resumption of many activities. Sporting clubs are planning carefully the re-emergence from lock down, and organisations settling into the “new normal”.  
 

Community sporting clubs and associations can now make their pitch for a share of more than $100 million in Victorian Government grants dedicated to supporting grassroots players and volunteers.

Western Victoria’s health practitioners can now more easily access clinical health information and support following the release of a new mobile-friendly HealthPathways platform.

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