Category: Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

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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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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