CMR Focus: Victorian Local Government

Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in Victoria are significantly more than roads, rates and rubbish. In fact, the 79 councils that exist as the third tier of Australian government are responsible for some of the most significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives in the country.

  • It was at the LGA level that stands were made against celebrating 26 January.
  • It is at the LGA level that major changes are being made in Aboriginal employment.
  • In many cases it is LGAs that provide direct support to local Aboriginal gathering places.
  • For many LGAs, an Aboriginal voice to government has been a reality for years!

Victorian Local Government is one of the select focus points of Connection Matters Radio (CMR). With this focus we cover key areas, including:

 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives/councillors
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices to government
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment
  • LGA relationships with Traditional Owner groups

Victorian Local Government Stories

Victorian Minister for Local Government, Adem Somyurek

Victorian Minister for Local Government, Adem Somyurek

Victorian Minister for Local Government, Adem Somyurek discusses the importance of Aboriginal people in local government.
Chris Eddy Talks on the Issue of Candidate Training

Chris Eddy Talks on the Issue of Candidate Training

Charles speaks to Chris Eddy on the crucial subject of candidate training in the run up to the Victorian local government elections.
YCCC Podcast Episode 1

YCCC Podcast Episode 1

In episode one we speak to VLGA CEO Kathryn Arndt, Cr Peter Olver and LGA policy expert, Bo Li.
Local Government Holds a Key to Self-Determination

Local Government Holds a Key to Self-Determination

Victoria's Kinaway Chamber of Commerce promotes economic partnerships between Aboriginal business and local government.

Vic. Local Government

Aboriginal involvement in the Victorian Local Government sector

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Treaty and Truth

Victoria's progress towards Treaty/ies and Truth-telling

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Community

Positive stories from our Victorian communities

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