Indigenous Community Engagement
A Voice for Indigenous VictoriansThe Victorian Government is committed to improving the quality of life of all Indigenous Victorians. While there are a number of elements that will help achieve this goal, partnership is a vital ingredient. By working in partnership we can:
strengthen the voice of Victoria's Indigenous communities
improve the flow of information between Indigenous communities and Government
support Indigenous people and communities to identify and improve outcomes that are important to them
build the capacity of Indigenous Victorians to achieve better outcomes; and
increase the links between the Indigenous and broader Victorian community
The introduction of the Indigenous community engagement arrangements in Victoria is another step towards ‘closing the gap’.
The VOICE of Victoria’s Local Indigenous Networks
Victoria’s 39 Local Indigenous Networks (LINs) provide a voice for Indigenous Victorians. LINs are bringing Indigenous people together to identify their aspirations and priorities and develop community plans for practical action at the local level.
To find out more about what LINs are doing, read the June 2012 edition of their newsletter, VOICE (PDF 1.9 MB) or (Word 120 Kb). In this issue you can read about: the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll; AFL Stars and the Hamilton LIN; the Deadly in Gippsland Conference; how IT training is benefiting communities; a sporting visit to Africa; and more community planning in action.
Read more about Local Indigenous Networks (LINs) or find the LIN for your area by contacting a Local Indigenous Community Development Broker.