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New Mandatory Reporting Laws To Protect Our Children

Today marks an important milestone in Victoria’s history as the first day religious and spiritual leaders in Victoria must legally report child abuse to the authorities, even if it was heard in the confessional. The historic new laws passed by the Andrews Labor Government late last year officially come into effect today – meaning people […]

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Victoria Launches Australia’s First Autism Campaign

The Andrews Labor Government has established Australia’s first social behaviour change campaign to promote better understanding and inclusion of autistic people. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the new $2.8 million public education campaign Change Your Reactions with Amaze CEO Fiona Sharkie. Change Your Reactions encourages Victorians to recognise some of […]

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Extra Funding Boosts Innovative Projects For Carers

Victorian carers are set to benefit from new and innovative projects, thanks to a massive funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced $3.9 million for four new state-wide partnership projects and more than 90 local community projects to benefit carers. Each carer organisation receiving funding […]

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Support For Fareshare To Expand Food Relief

Victorians struggling to put food on the table will get an extra helping hand from the state’s largest charity kitchen, thanks to a major funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced $2.5 million to help deliver more free, nutritious meals through FareShare – delivering on […]

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Great Ocean Road Now Accessible To All Victorians

The Great Ocean Road is now more accessible to Victorians with high support needs after the opening of Victoria’s latest Changing Places facility. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan today opened Anglesea’s new Changing Places facility, which was supported by $100,000 from the Andrews Labor Government. Changing Places are larger than standard accessible […]

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New Plan To Support Victoria’s Autism Community

The Andrews Labor Government has released a five-year plan to provide autistic Victorians greater opportunities for choice and community participation. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the Victorian Autism Plan with representatives of the Autism Plan Advisory Group who contributed to the plan’s development. The Victorian Autism Plan sets out actions […]

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Get Involved In Victoria’s Plan For Greater Inclusion

Victorians are encouraged to have their say and help shape the state’s next disability plan to achieve greater inclusion for people with disability right across the state. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today called on the community to get involved in shaping the plan at the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival […]

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Victorian Volunteers Awarded For Incredible Work

A Volunteer who has dedicated more than 50 years to the rights of people involved in the criminal justice system has been given the Premier’s Volunteer of the Year, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Award. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today presented it to Carmel Benjamin AM at the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions […]

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Victoria’s Vision For Aged Care In Australia

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on the Commonwealth to institute minimum staffing ratios, increase funding, and provide better access to primary healthcare in all aged care services across Australia. Minister for Disability Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today released the Labor Government’s submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which […]

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Historic End To Institutional Care In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is marking a new era in disability support and the historic end to institutional care in Victoria with the state’s last institution for people with disability closing its doors. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan today announced the final residents at Colanda Residential Services in Colac have moved into […]

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