Posted on 15. Jul, 2015 in News
The Andrews Labor Government is providing $450,000 for a new grants program, so multicultural media outlets across Victoria can upgrade equipment and technology.
The grants will enable media outlets to upgrade their equipment to meet modern technology standards, ensuring the delivery of high-quality news and information to more readers, listeners and viewers.
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victoria’s multicultural media sector to maintain and enhance existing services, to help meet the growing needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
At the 2011 Census, 1.2 million Victorians spoke a language other than English, with approximately 210,000 Victorians with low English proficiency relying on ethnic media as their primary source of news and information.
Applications for the Multicultural Media Grants Program close midnight 30 August 2015. To apply for a grant, or for further information, please visit multicultural.vic.gov.au
Quotes from Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott
“Victoria has around 150 print, radio, television and digital media outlets, and we are helping them reach more readers, listeners and viewers.”
“This funding is great news for multicultural media. It’s an example of the value we place on our multicultural society, and the importance of all our communities to be able to access news and information.”
“Our diverse society is Victoria’s greatest strength, and the Andrews Labor Government will do whatever we can to support Victorian communities.”