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Disability Awards To Recognise Homegrown Heroes

Nominations have opened for the eighth annual Victorian Disability Awards – recognising outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations to improve the lives of vulnerable people. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said the awards were an opportunity to highlight the achievements of people with a disability, and showcase the important work being done […]

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New Grants To Boost Social Housing Stock

The Andrews Labor Government is providing grants of up to $200,000 for local governments to help build new, innovative social housing projects. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced the $2 million Social Housing Investment Planning grants program during a visit to the Stokes Penola public housing estate – currently under construction […]

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Recognising Victoria’s Social Housing Champions

Victorian social housing tenants and groups have been recognised for their outstanding community contribution at a special ceremony at Parliament House. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today joined members of the social housing community for the Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield awards ceremony. Both awards recognise public and community housing tenants who […]

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Giving Victorians With A Disability ‘Every Opportunity’

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a comprehensive new plan to give Victorians with a disability the opportunity to contribute to our growing economy. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today launched Every opportunity: Victorian economic participation plan for people with disability 2018-20 to mark the start of the National Open Employment Forum […]

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More Social Housing As Markham Revamp Takes Shape

The Andrews Labor Government will push forward with the revitalisation of the Markham public housing estate – delivering modern, more accessible social housing and unlocking opportunities for first homebuyers. Minister for Housing Martin Foley said it was a red-letter day for the local community and delivered on a key election commitment to rebuild the estate, […]

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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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