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Backing The HOPE Restart Centre For Gippsland

Gippsland locals will have access to new rehabilitation beds closer to home and their loved ones with a new alcohol and other drug facility to open in Bairnsdale thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited Bairnsdale this morning to announce that the Labor Government is backing the HOPE Restart […]

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A fairer future for Victorians living with a disability

More Victorians living with disability will get the opportunities they deserve, with new investments to boost access, inclusion and participation. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $13.7 million to roll out key initiatives from the State Disability Plan 2017‑20, and support the continued transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Andrews Labor Government is […]

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Protecting older Victorians from elder abuse

Older Victorians will have the respect and dignity they deserve, with new investments in aged care from the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $32.6 million to address elder abuse and secure the future of our state’s public aged care services. The Labor Government will invest $6 million to tackle elder abuse by […]

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Protecting Victorians With A Disability From Abuse

The Andrews Labor Government will better protect people with a disability from all forms of abuse, as part of a Victorian-first disability abuse prevention strategy. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today launched Dignity, respect and safer services: Victoria’s disability abuse prevention strategy. The plan introduces a new code of conduct for disability […]

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Public Housing Fire Safety Blitz To Save Lives

Victorians living in high-rise public housing estates will be better protected from fire emergencies, thanks to a new safety blitz announced by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced $21.7 million to install extra sprinklers, smoke detectors and smoke lobbies in all residential towers, as part of the […]

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More Public Housing, Better Local Communities

The Andrews Labor Government’s plan to deliver more housing and revitalise inner-city communities by redeveloping rundown public housing estates has reached a new milestone. Following successful planning scheme amendments, new public housing properties for tenants at Brunswick West, North Melbourne, Heidelberg West, Brighton, Northcote and Flemington are now a step closer. The Public Housing Renewal […]

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Liberals And Greens Stonewall Markham Yet Again

The Liberals and Greens have once again joined forces to overturn a planning decision that would deliver more public housing for Victorians who need it the most. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today condemned the Liberals and Greens’ anti-housing Coalition for again voting to revoke the planning scheme amendment that would allow […]

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Respecting Victorians’ End-Of-Life Wishes

Victorians now have greater powers to set legally-binding plans about future medical treatment preferences and end-of-life care, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s historic laws coming into force last week. The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 has enshrined advance care directives in law for the first time in Victoria, delivering on a key […]

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More Rapid Housing For Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Victorian women and children fleeing family violence into safe rental accommodation thanks to an expanded leasing program. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced more than $4 million in new funding for the Rapid Housing Program to ensure family violence victims have access to homes […]

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Greens And Liberals Block Social Housing Once Again

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an end to the fight against the renewal of public housing. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today condemned the Liberal and Greens Coalition for once again flagging their intention to revoke the planning scheme amendment that would allow for the Markham Estate revitalisation project. The […]

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