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Older Victorians Celebrated At Victorian Seniors Festival

The Victorian Seniors Festival is set to return in October for its 35th year, to celebrate the more than a million Victorians over 60 who make such a valuable contribution to our society. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced that the Festival will return from Sunday 8 October. More than 1,500 […]

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Housing And Education Renewal In North Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government’s renewal of a North Melbourne public housing estate includes provision for much-needed, new education and arts facilities, helping relieve pressure on inner city schools. As part of the development, North Melbourne Primary School will use some of the land to expand and upgrade its learning facilities over coming years to meet […]

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Advocates Recognised Through Victorian Disability Awards

Leading disability advocates from across Victoria have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Melbourne yesterday. The Victorian Disability Awards formally recognise individuals, teams and organisations that make a difference in the lives of people with disability and who champion equality for all Victorians. Presenting the awards, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley […]

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More Housing Support Throughout Victoria

Community and homelessness organisations across the state will share in over $27 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to provide housing for vulnerable Victorians. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards in Bendigo today to announce that Haven Home Safe is one of eight organisations […]

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New Pathways To Leadership For Victorians With Disability

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorians with a disability to become leaders in their local community. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today opened applications for a range of scholarships and development opportunities, as part of the Disability Leadership Program. Run in partnership with Leadership Victoria and the Disability Leadership Institute, the […]

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Security Upgrade On Cards For Flemington Estate

Residents of the public housing estate in Flemington are not only going to benefit from a $30 million upgrade project but will soon see improved security and safety initiatives implemented on the Estate. Meeting with residents today, Minister for Housing Disability and Ageing Martin Foley joined by Member for Essendon Danny Pearson announced revamped lighting […]

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Funding To Strengthen Disability Advocacy

Disability advocacy organisations have been given a financial boost to better support people with a disability to access advocacy services. A key part of the Andrews Labor Government’s state disability plan, Minister for Disability Martin Foley today announced the successful recipients through a $1.5 million Disability Advocacy Innovation Fund. The Labor Government’s support will ensure […]

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Keeping Multicultural Seniors Active In The Community

The Andrews Labor Government is helping seniors from culturally diverse backgrounds get involved and stay active in their communities. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley announced 54  Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) seniors grants, worth more than $300,000. The grants of up to $10,000 will go to community and multicultural organisations across the […]

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More Private Rental Support For Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government will roll out another round of the successful Private Rental Assistance Program to help more women and children experiencing family violence access the private rental market. The program, trialled over the past year, has been a success – supporting access to over 500 households in the private rental market. The program […]

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Planning For Success At Flemington Estate

The Andrews Labor Government’s renewal of the Flemington public housing estate reached an important milestone today with the release of the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA) after seven months of planning and community engagement. The Labor Government’s $30 million plan will rebuild the run down and inaccessible concrete walk-ups at Flemington and replace them with […]

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