Category: Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

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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Victoria’s First Blueprint To Better Support Our Carers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting kinship, foster and permanent carers to nurture the most vulnerable children and young people with Victoria’s first ever strategy for home-based carers. Minister for Child Protection and Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the Strong Carers, Stronger Children strategy, which aims to improve the experience of Victoria’s […]

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Seniors Recognised For Outstanding Contributions

An 80-year-old palliative care advocate, Margaret Young, is the 2019 Victorian Senior of the Year in recognition of her outstanding work supporting people facing a terminal diagnosis. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today congratulated Ms Young and 16 other award recipients who were recognised for their community work by the Governor of […]

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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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