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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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Patients Pay The Price For Scott Morrison’s Botched NDIS

Victorians with a disability are stuck in hospital for more than three months after they are ready to be discharged due to Scott Morrison’s botched rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). New analysis has revealed the extent of the delays being confronted by hospital patients who are either waiting for an approved NDIS […]

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Commissioner For Senior Victorians Reappointed

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the reappointment of Gerard Mansour as the Commissioner for Senior Victorians for another four years. Mr Mansour is widely respected and an outstanding advocate for the needs of older people, with over 30 years of leadership experience within the aged and community services sectors. He was first appointed as […]

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New Disability Housing Ending Institutionalised Care

People living with a disability in Geelong are now receiving care closer to home and closer to family and friends, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government initiative. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan has visited the region’s newest purpose-built disability housing in Geelong – part of a $25 million Labor Government investment to […]

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Carers Get Greater Access To Services And Support

Victorian carers selflessly looking after a friend or loved one will benefit from an Andrews Labor Government funding boost, helping them get the support they need to look after themselves and their loved ones. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan this week announced $450,000 in grants for Carers Victoria, Little Dreamers and Tandem […]

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Victorians With A Disability Shooting New Career Goals

Victorians with disability will have better access to career opportunities through a new sports initiative backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today visited the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna to announce a $100,000 Jobs Victoria Innovation Fund grant for the Sportswork program, a partnership between Basketball Victoria […]

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Strengthening Support For LGBTI Seniors

A new community initiative to help address social isolation experienced by older LGBTI Victorians is about to get underway thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced that Switchboard Victoria will receive a $80,000 grant to better support the needs of LGBTI seniors. Australian and international evidence […]

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Victorian Workforce Given Accessibility Boost

Workers living with a disability or experiencing other barriers to employment are being given a pathway to a new career through the Andrews Labor Government’s Boost Your Business Voucher program. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan visited Ability Works, one of more than 200 Victorian businesses to benefit from the program. Ability Works […]

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Scott Morrison Fails Victorians With A Disability To Boost His Bottom Line

Victorians living with a disability and their families have been used like pawns by a Liberal Prime Minister desperate to prop up his pre-election Budget line, last night’s Federal Budget shows. Time and time again, Victoria has called on Scott Morrison and the Federal Liberals to properly fund NDIS providers, but for years they’ve refused […]

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Honouring Victoria’s Inspiring Seniors

Victorians are being encouraged to recognise the contributions made to our community by seniors and organisations by nominating people for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards. Nominations are open today for the awards that highlight the role of seniors who inspire others as mentors, educators, role models, leaders or others who make a great […]

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