Dhelk Wukang, the department’s fourth Aboriginal Inclusion Plan, is our commitment to strengthening Aboriginal inclusion, self-determination and cultural safety at all levels within the department, including the Victorian Public Service and Government Teaching Service.
The plan outlines the proactive steps the department is taking to support tangible, positive structural change across our entire workforce – both in school and corporate settings – to ensure every departmental workplace is safe for Aboriginal people.
The Victorian Stolen Generation Reparations Package is aimed at members of the Stolen Generations who were removed from their families in Victoria. The Package aims to help address the trauma and suffering caused by the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families, community, culture, identity and language.
Eligible applicants can receive a range of reparations, including:
- a lump sum payment of $100,000
- access to trauma-informed counselling
- supported access to healing programs such as family reunions, reconnection to Country, and language programs
- a personal apology from the Victorian Government
- an opportunity to record and share their story and experience
- access to records held by the State about their removal.
There are three ways to apply:
- online form
- downloadable form
- contacting the department to have a paper form sent in the post.
Assessment of applications will start in June 2022.
Some advance payments to people who are terminally or critically ill will start before this date. Applications from elderly people or people with poor or declining health will be prioritised.
Applications close: Wednesday 31 March 2027.
Over the last 10 years Djirra has seen an increase in technology-facilitated abuse, alongside an increased use of social media and electronic devices.
In response to this, Djirra’s new eSafety campaign #ThatAintLove focuses on tech-facilitated abuse in a family violence context, and aims to raise awareness of the impacts of this abuse on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
The campaign includes videos, posters and fact sheets and videos that are available to download. There are also street posters on display across Melbourne’s western and northern suburbs. Check out the campaign and resources here.