Category: Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness

The Andrews Labor Government is working to break the cycle of homelessness by intervening early, getting rough sleepers housed quickly and strengthening support services to keep vulnerable people off the streets. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today visited Ozanam House in North Melbourne to announce more than $45 million in initiatives as part of the […]

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Keeping Victorians Safe From Heat This Summer

The Andrews Labor Government today launched a new campaign to help Victorians prepare for, and survive, a hot and potentially deadly summer. The new Survive the Heat campaign raises awareness about the seriousness of extreme heat, and shares important tips on how to stay safe in the dangerous summer sun. Extreme heat kills more people […]

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A New Approach To Tackle Chronic Homelessness

The Andrews Labor Government has joined forces with Sacred Heart Mission to develop a new approach to tackle chronic homelessness and support vulnerable Victorians. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today launched Victoria’s first Social Impact Bond – enabling investors to fund new social issues programs and enhance existing services. The Labor Government and Sacred Heart […]

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Supporting Victorians Living With Autism

The Andrews Labor Government will invest more than $22 million as an immediate response to the Inquiry into Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced the funding would cover eight priority areas of action to be addressed as part of a comprehensive Autism Plan. That […]

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Giving Rough Sleepers In St Kilda A Helping Hand

The Andrews Labor Government is tackling homelessness in the City of Port Phillip by funding extra outreach workers to connect rough sleepers with housing and other support services. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today announced $280,000 to support Sacred Heart Mission in partnership with Launch Housing to create a skilled assertive outreach and engagement team. […]

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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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