Category: Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Matthew Guy And Greens Vote To Block Public Housing

The Liberals and Greens have disgracefully joined forces to overturn a planning decision that would have delivered jobs, new public housing units and affordable homes close to public transport – as part of a dangerous political stunt. Matthew Guy – with the support of the Greens – has revoked planning approval for the Markham Estate […]

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More Disability Supports For People In Eastern Melbourne

More than 15,000 people with a disability will get the support they need with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Inner and Outer Eastern Melbourne. The scheme will see around 15,400 Victorians living in the two areas access supports, including 2,100 people who will receive supports for the very first time. The […]

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Social Housing Volunteer Awards Now Open

Nominations to recognise outstanding social housing tenants in the Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield Awards are now open. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today called for nominations to help recognise public and community housing tenants who have contributed to their community by working as volunteers. The awards acknowledge tenants who work as […]

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Turnbull Government Abandons Victoria’s Homeless

The Federal Liberal Government has overnight confirmed that Malcolm Turnbull is walking away from joint responsibility to tackle growing homelessness. The Liberals’ new Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill 2017 has been introduced without consultation with service providers, the states or territories. Giving testimony at Senate Estimates hearings last night, Federal Treasury […]

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Sunraysia Rugby League Doing Its Bit For Mental Health

The Sunraysia Rugby League is working to remove the stigma around mental illness thanks to State of Mind, a grassroots mental health program supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley was in Mildura to thank the Sunraysia Rugby League administrators, coaches and players for their work in increasing […]

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New Mental Health Facility For Northern Mallee

A new purpose-built 10-bed facility to support people with a mental illness will open in Mildura before Christmas, thanks to a $4.3 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley visited the Prevention and Recovery Care facility, which is located in close proximity to Mildura Base Hospital for […]

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Calling All Green Thumbs For Victoria In Bloom

Flowers are blooming across the state and Victorians are encouraged to recognise some of our most glorious gardens with the Victoria in Bloom competition. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today invited public or community-managed housing tenants who maintain and produce exceptional gardens to enter the annual competition. Victoria in Bloom recognises tenants who maintain  gardens […]

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Rollout Of The NDIS Must Continue Without Delay

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to continue without delay and is urging the Turnbull Government to fully fund the scheme. The Victorian Government welcomes the Productivity Commission report into NDIS costs, which poses the challenge that we have to meet – that cannot be […]

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Boost For St Kilda City Gate Apartments

The Andrews Labor Government is breathing new life into St Kilda’s City Apartments – funding a conversion of the existing rooming houses into safe, long-term homes for vulnerable people in the Port Phillip community. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today visited St Kilda’s City Gate Apartments to announce the redevelopment project that will see the […]

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Cancer Awareness Champion Is Our Senior Of The Year

Mornington volunteer worker and cancer survivor, 77-year-old Roy Francis, has won the prestigious Victorian Senior of the Year award for his tireless work and travel promoting cancer awareness around the state. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley and Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, presented the awards at a ceremony at Government House […]

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