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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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Free Travel For Seniors For 2017 Victorian Seniors Festival

Victorian Seniors Card holders can explore the whole state for free, with complimentary travel from 8 to 15 October as part of the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival. Launching the scheme in Federation Square today, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said the eight days of free public transport will help older Victorians get […]

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More Disability Supports For Inner Gippsland

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out to Inner Gippsland from today, giving an additional 1300 Victorians the support and services they need for the first time. Speaking in Morwell today to mark the milestone, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley – joined by Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing […]

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Next Steps For St George’s New Aged Care Facility

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for tenders to construct the new 90-bed public aged care residential facility at St George’s Health Service in Kew. The facility was made possible by a Labor Government investment of $57.6 million in the Victorian Budget 2015/16, and will be built on the St George’s Hospital campus and be […]

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Next Steps For New Disability Registration Scheme

The Andrews Labor Government is seeking feedback on what a new registration and accreditation scheme designed to protect people with disabilities will look like. The new scheme will protect vulnerable people from harm, and support the development and growth of a quality disability workforce by making sure workers who care for people with a disability […]

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Older Victorians Celebrated At Victorian Seniors Festival

The Victorian Seniors Festival is set to return in October for its 35th year, to celebrate the more than a million Victorians over 60 who make such a valuable contribution to our society. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced that the Festival will return from Sunday 8 October. More than 1,500 […]

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