Category: Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

New Standards To Keep People Living With A Disability Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is establishing a Victorian-first Disability Worker Registration Board. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched a major recruitment drive to find suitable Board Members and a Chairperson. The Disability Worker Registration Board will help set quality standards for the registration of disability workers and will screen individuals for […]

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State Of The Art Accessibility Comes To Arts Precinct

Melbourne’s renowned arts precinct is now accessible for all with the opening of Victoria’s latest Changing Places facility at Hamer Hall. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today officially unveiled the new state-of-the-art change room and toilet facility. Changing Places are larger than standard accessible toilets and have extra features such as a […]

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Case Support Program A Single Point Of Contact For Fire-Affected Communities

The Andrews Labor Government will provide tailored, targeted and timely support for Victorians doing it tough after a spate of fires around the state. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced a case support program for people living in fire affected areas such as Cardinia Shire, Baw Baw Shire, Latrobe Valley, Wellington […]

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Support For Communities Affected By The Recent Bushfires

The Andrews Labor Government is standing with Victorians affected by fires across the state. More than 2,000 firefighters are still working to manage fires burning across the state, including in Bunyip, Yinnar South, Dargo, Licola and Cambarville in the Yarra catchment. Emergency Relief Assistance grants of up to $540 per adult or $270 for children […]

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Helping Senior Victorians To Keep Healthy And Connected

The Andrews Labor Government is helping improve the health and wellbeing of senior Victorians who are at risk of becoming socially isolated. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the Seniors Participation Grants, which will help support senior Victorians remain happily involved in their community, reducing the risk of social isolation and […]

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New Aged Care Facility In Kew Reaches Another Milestone

A new 90-bed state-of-the-art aged care facility is starting to take shape at St George’s Health Service in Kew. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today met with representatives from Cockram Constructions Australian (Icon) and St Vincent’s Health Melbourne to tour the construction site as the concrete slab was being poured. Works are progressing […]

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Nominations Now Open For Victorian Disability Awards

Inspirational Victorians promoting the rights and participation of people with disability will be recognised by the ninth annual Victorian Disability Awards. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan has opened nominations for the Awards, which celebrate hardworking individuals and groups helping to build a fairer, more inclusive Victoria. Nominations are open to individuals and […]

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Wheelchair Skills Course Launches At The Royal Talbot

Victorians with spinal cord injuries can learn invaluable wheelchair skills thanks to an innovative service launched today at Austin Health’s Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in Kew. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan MP visited the Centre today to launch the course, which is set to help around 100 individuals a year. The Wheelchair […]

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Victorian Workers Go North To Help Qld Flood Recovery

Close to 120 Victorian recovery workers will head to Queensland over the next five weeks to answer a call from parts of the country ravaged by once-in-a-century floods which forced thousands from their homes. As the massive cleanup begins, Victoria is sending experienced and skilled relief and recovery personnel to help with field work, outreach […]

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Call For Members Of Victorian Disability Advisory Council

Victorians with disability, or carers of people with disability, are invited to apply to be part of the next Victorian Disability Advisory Council. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan is seeking a Chairperson and 11 members for the Council. Members of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council provide policy advice to the Minister on […]

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