Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan): My adjournment matter is directed to the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, the Honourable Jenny Mikakos.
My adjournment matter relates to the minister’s portfolio responsibility of health. The next round of the VicHealth active club grants is now open. A total of around $500 000 in funding is available for community sports clubs throughout Victoria. VicHealth has invited clubs and organisations to consider how they might access VicHealth partnership grants through innovative partnerships with organisations who qualify as official funding recipients.
Organisations from across sectors can explore which of the VicHealth partnership grants could best help deliver the maximum health and wellbeing impact and how partnerships can drive positive health outcomes for Victorians. The multicultural community across Victoria is growing significantly, and many sporting clubs in my electorate of Western Metropolitan Region have seen an increase in participation from people of different backgrounds. Women from ethnic backgrounds are also participating in increasing numbers, thanks to the This Girl Can campaign. Women should be able to be active whenever, wherever and however they choose without being judged for how they look, how good they are or how sweaty they get.
Therefore I believe that language support might become necessary as more and more people of different backgrounds join health clubs. The action I seek from the minister is that she talk with VicHealth and suggest that funding guidelines be made available in languages other than English to reach out to those residents in my electorate of Western Metropolitan Region whose first language is not English. The PRESIDENT: Mrs McArthur is going to change her action.