Category: Minister for Housing

Reaching Out And Supporting Vulnerable Victorians

Seven leading homelessness organisations will share in $17 million from the Andrews Labor Government to establish new assertive outreach and supportive housing teams and 20 new modular homes in areas of high need. Minister for Housing Martin Foley announcing the successful providers today, which will ensure people experiencing homelessness have better access to services that […]

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More Public Sector Jobs For People With Disability

More Victorians living with disability will be supported to create a meaningful career in the public sector, as part of the state’s first disability employment action plan launched today. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said the Getting to work action plan was the Victorian Public Sector’s blueprint for creating safe, inclusive and […]

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Health Champion Is Victoria’s 2018 Senior Of The Year

Retired health professional, 79 year old Hamish Russell has taken out the prestigious 2018 Victorian Senior of the Year award for his volunteer work to improve health outcomes in Melbourne’s outer east. Hamish and 17 other award recipients were recognised for their community work by the Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau AC and Parliamentary Secretary […]

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Cheaper, Fairer Public Transport For Vulnerable Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is making it cheaper and easier for vulnerable Victorians to catch public transport, with new emergency relief tickets to be trialled from today. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced a 12-month trial of weekly and monthly emergency relief tickets, which provide heavily discounted public transport travel to […]

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Chinese Aged Care Facility Moves Ahead

A developer and operator has been selected for a new aged care facility in Melbourne’s south east, specifically catering for the needs of Victoria’s ageing Chinese community. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott announced today the facility would be delivered by the Chinese Community Council of […]

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Extra Rehabilitation Beds For Victorian Youth

A new youth residential rehabilitation facility will be established in Gippsland to provide extra support, closer to home for young regional Victorians suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced the new 20 bed facility today, which will help young people to address their alcohol and drug problems, while developing […]

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Free Travel For Seniors For 2018 Victorian Seniors Festival

Victorian Seniors Card holders are encouraged to explore Melbourne and regional Victoria with free travel from 7 to 14 October, as part of the 36th Victorian Seniors Festival. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said the free public transport will help people get to as many of the festival activities as possible. The […]

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Benalla West Estate To Receive $10 Million Facelift

Public housing tenants in Benalla will benefit from a $10 million upgrade to the Benalla West housing estate, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government boost to regional public housing. Minister for Housing Martin Foley and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today announced the upgrade, which will make improvements to the Benalla West estate, including […]

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Major Revamp Of Guide Dogs Headquarters

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $5 million towards the full redevelopment of Guide Dogs Victoria’s Kew campus in a major boost for support and services for people with sight loss across the state. The $23.4 million redevelopment will help Guide Dogs Victoria establish the world’s first ‘sensory campus’ – a specially-designed facility will use […]

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Victoria Stepping In To Support Community Mental Health

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $70 million to Victoria’s community mental health sector so that people with a mental illness don’t fall through the cracks created by the Federal Liberal Government’s mishandling of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced the funding today, which will be provided […]

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