REALIGNMENT FOR MORE EFFICIENT MULTICULTURAL FUNDING

Today I announced the realignment for more efficient multicultural funding.

By responding to the concerns of the Auditor General, the government has enhanced the role of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

Multicultural community grant programs are critical to strengthen our social cohesion and community resilience; foster inclusion, participation and equality of opportunity; and celebrate Victoria’s diversity.

Under this realignment, we will have a clearer, simpler, more transparent grants process to ensure money is prioritised for those communities and projects which are most in need.