Category: Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

New Funding To Strengthen Disability Rights

Disability organisations across Victoria are tackling discrimination, connecting communities and helping people with disability assert their rights, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced more than $3.1 million in funding for 25 new initiatives through the Victorian Disability Advocacy Futures grants program. Seven of […]

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New Disability Home Brings Ballarat Families Together

People living with a disability in Ballarat are now receiving care closer to home and closer to family and friends, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today visited a new disability home in Brown Hill – part of a $25 million Labor Government investment to end institutionalised […]

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Elderly Victorians Getting The Care They Deserve

Elderly Victorians in public aged care will have access to better facilities to ensure they’re receiving the best possible care, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced $9.5 million in grants to upgrade services across the State as part of the Labor Government’s Significant […]

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Helping Our Hard-Working Carers Look After Themselves

Carers are getting more opportunities to be healthy, active and well with applications now open for grants to help local carer groups across the state, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced the opening of applications for $4 million worth of grants at the First Annual […]

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Giving Victorians With A Disability The NDIS Support They Deserve

Victoria’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme takes a major step forward from today with new laws to protect Victorians living with a disability coming into effect. The full-scheme NDIS agreement with the Commonwealth also starts from today, with Victoria contributing $2.51 billion in 2019-20, and the Commonwealth paying the balance of all scheme […]

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Giving Our Hard-Working Carers The Helping Hand They Deserve

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to give Victoria’s hard-working and dedicated carers the boost they need for well-earned respite. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced a package of nearly $50 million to go towards extra respite, transport concessions and grants for initiatives that support carers. One in […]

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Applications For Disability Self Help Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to better support dedicated groups who strive to improve the lives of people living with a disability. Applications are now open for the latest round of Disability Self Help Grants, to help strengthen self help groups for people with disability and their families across Victoria. A total of […]

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Applications Open For Disability Worker Commissioner

A new leadership position charged with the task of safeguarding and improving the quality of care for people with disability is now open for applications. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced a recruitment drive for an experienced, passionate leader to establish and run the Victorian Disability Worker Commission, as part of […]

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Nominations Open For Victoria’s Volunteer Awards

Volunteers who selflessly give up their time to help others will be recognised across the state, with nominations now open for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan is inviting all Victorians to nominate volunteers who are making a real impact in their community, so they can […]

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Grants Now Open To Help Victorians With A Disability

Organisations across regional Victoria are invited to apply for one-off grants to build up the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workforce so it can best meet the needs of Victorians with a disability. The Andrews Labor Government is providing $1.3 million to the Victorian Regional Readiness Fund for grants of up to $130,000 each. These […]

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