Category: Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Major Aged Care Upgrades For Melbourne Health

Melbourne Health’s residential aged care services are getting a makeover with more dementia-friendly spaces and outdoor areas, thanks to funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced $1 million in funding for Melbourne Health from the Labor Government’s Significant Facility Refurbishment Initiative, which is funding $9.5 […]

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Half Price Travel And Extra Concessions For Carers

Carers will now be able to enjoy more of what Victoria has to offer with half price weekday travel, free weekend travel and extra concessions, thanks to a massive funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced that more than 4000 discounts to tourist attractions, sports […]

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Victorian Disability Advisory Council Announced

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of 12 members to the next Victoria Disability Advisory Council, including the new Chair Brent Phillips. The Victorian Disability Advisory Council provides advice to the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan on what the Government can do to build a more inclusive Victoria and […]

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First Disability Worker Commissioner Appointed

Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced the appointment of Inner Melbourne Community Legal CEO Dan Stubbs as Victoria’s first Disability Worker Commissioner. Mr Stubbs will play a key role regulating unregistered disability workers and responding to complaints about all disability workers. He will also have the power to ban unregistered workers […]

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More Diversity In Victoria’s Volunteering Sector

An Andrews Labor Government initiative is breaking barriers and encouraging a more diverse and inclusive volunteering community in Victoria. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today met with hundreds of sector leaders at the Victoria ALIVE Leader Breakfast, and thanked them for their incredible work to make Victoria more inclusive for volunteers with […]

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Supporting Guide Dogs With World-First Sensory Campus

Construction of a new world-first sensory campus at the Guide Dogs Victoria headquarters in Kew is now underway, thanks to $5 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Treasurer Tim Pallas today joined Guide Dogs Victoria CEO Karen Hayes with ambassador dogs and puppies in training to […]

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Carers Sought For New Advisory Group

Carers across Victoria are encouraged to participate in a new body advising the Andrews Labor Government on carer needs. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced the opening of expressions of interest for those wanting to take part in the new Victorian Carer Advisory Group. The group will provide leadership on the […]

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Victorians Have Their Say On Volunteering Vision

All Victorians are encouraged to share their experiences and ideas about community life and volunteering across the state, to help develop our new Volunteer Strategy. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan is inviting everyone to participate by taking a survey that will help inform the strategy, and better support the state’s fast-changing and […]

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More Funding For Shepparton Disability Providers

Organisations in Shepparton will be better prepared to meet the needs of local people with a disability, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced two grants of $130,000 each from the Labor Government’s $1.3 million Victorian Regional Readiness Fund for Shepparton-based National Disability Insurance […]

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2,600 Extra Hours Of Respite For Shepparton Carers

Carers in Shepparton and surrounding areas will be able to recharge and get the support they need, thanks to 2,600 additional hours of respite provided by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced funding of almost $260,000 for the Shepparton-based provider Goulburn Valley Family Care. The investment is […]

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