Category: Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Greater Safety For Victorians With Disability

Victorians with a disability will have greater protections thanks to new safeguards introduced by the Victorian Government, which commence today under the new Victorian Disability Worker Commission. The safeguards are part of the Government’s zero-tolerance approach to neglect and abuse of people with disability, developed in response to recommendations of the Victorian Parliament’s 2016 Inquiry […]

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Funding Key Services To Protect Older Victorians

Older Victorians at risk of abuse or isolation will have better access to the support they need, with a funding boost for key services from the Victorian Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced an additional $1.5 million in funding to mark […]

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New Residential Aged Care Facility For Wantirna

The new Wantirna residential aged care facility is a step closer to being built with the Andrews Labor Government commencing the tender phase to appoint a builder. The 120-bed, multi-level state-of-the-art aged care facility will provide the best care for older Victorians and is designed to be dementia-friendly for Victorians with complex care needs. Residents […]

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Victorian Seniors Festival Connecting Like Never Before

In its 38th year, the Victorian Seniors Festival is returning in a new digital format streamed directly into the homes of more than one-million Victorian seniors. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today officially launched the Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined to ensure Victoria continues to celebrate and keep our seniors community connected. Due […]

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Supporting Victorians With Disability During Coronavirus

Victorians with a disability, their families and carers will have better access to health services and much needed respite during the coronavirus pandemic, with a funding boost from the Victorian Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced an additional $17 million to ensure all Victorians with a disability get the help […]

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Emergency Relief Packages For Victorians Who Need It Most

Victorians self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) with no access to food and essential supplies will receive emergency relief packages under a program introduced by the Victorian Government. The program will support people in mandatory self-isolation, who have little or no food, and no network of family and friends to support them. Each eligible household will […]

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Boost For Neighbourhood Houses Affected By Bushfires

The Andrews Labor Government is standing with fire-affected communities across Victoria, with a funding boost for frontline Neighbourhood Houses. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced 15 neighbourhood houses will receive an extra $10,000 each in recognition of the incredible efforts of staff and volunteers from Cann River to Corryong. Neighbourhood Houses […]

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Have Your Say On Victoria’s New Volunteer Strategy

Victorians are invited to have their say on how the Andrews Labor Government can support people who give up their time to volunteer. Whether you help at a school, plant trees, support people with a disability, coach a sports team, spend time at a soup kitchen or you fight fires – your feedback can help […]

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Nominations Now Open For 10th Disability Awards

Victorians are encouraged to nominate community members that are making an outstanding contribution to the lives of people with disability for the 10th annual Victorian Disability Awards. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan encouraged Victorians to nominate people and organisations who are making a real difference in the disability sector – recognising their […]

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Victoria Goes Into Bat For Vital Disability Funding

People living with a disability and their families are missing out on critical services and care because the Federal Liberal Government is withholding an estimated $1.6 billion committed to the National Disability Insurance Scheme across Australia. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today joined New South Wales Minister for Families, Communities and Disability […]

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