Topic: Disabilities

More Diversity In Victoria’s Volunteering Sector

An Andrews Labor Government initiative is breaking barriers and encouraging a more diverse and inclusive volunteering community in Victoria. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today met with hundreds of sector leaders at the Victoria ALIVE Leader Breakfast, and thanked them for their incredible work to make Victoria more inclusive for volunteers with […]

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Supporting Guide Dogs With World-First Sensory Campus

Construction of a new world-first sensory campus at the Guide Dogs Victoria headquarters in Kew is now underway, thanks to $5 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Treasurer Tim Pallas today joined Guide Dogs Victoria CEO Karen Hayes with ambassador dogs and puppies in training to […]

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Carers Sought For New Advisory Group

Carers across Victoria are encouraged to participate in a new body advising the Andrews Labor Government on carer needs. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced the opening of expressions of interest for those wanting to take part in the new Victorian Carer Advisory Group. The group will provide leadership on the […]

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More Funding For Shepparton Disability Providers

Organisations in Shepparton will be better prepared to meet the needs of local people with a disability, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced two grants of $130,000 each from the Labor Government’s $1.3 million Victorian Regional Readiness Fund for Shepparton-based National Disability Insurance […]

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2,600 Extra Hours Of Respite For Shepparton Carers

Carers in Shepparton and surrounding areas will be able to recharge and get the support they need, thanks to 2,600 additional hours of respite provided by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced funding of almost $260,000 for the Shepparton-based provider Goulburn Valley Family Care. The investment is […]

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Werribee Zoo Now Accessible To All Victorians

All Victorians can now access the exciting animal sites at Werribee Open Range Zoo with the opening of Victoria’s newest Changing Places facility. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today unveiled the new cutting-edge change room and toilet facility that will mean people of all abilities can access the zoo. Changing Places are […]

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New Funding To Strengthen Disability Rights

Disability organisations across Victoria are tackling discrimination, connecting communities and helping people with disability assert their rights, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced more than $3.1 million in funding for 25 new initiatives through the Victorian Disability Advocacy Futures grants program. Seven of […]

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Giving Victorians With A Disability The NDIS Support They Deserve

Victoria’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme takes a major step forward from today with new laws to protect Victorians living with a disability coming into effect. The full-scheme NDIS agreement with the Commonwealth also starts from today, with Victoria contributing $2.51 billion in 2019-20, and the Commonwealth paying the balance of all scheme […]

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Giving Our Hard-Working Carers The Helping Hand They Deserve

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to give Victoria’s hard-working and dedicated carers the boost they need for well-earned respite. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced a package of nearly $50 million to go towards extra respite, transport concessions and grants for initiatives that support carers. One in […]

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Applications For Disability Self Help Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to better support dedicated groups who strive to improve the lives of people living with a disability. Applications are now open for the latest round of Disability Self Help Grants, to help strengthen self help groups for people with disability and their families across Victoria. A total of […]

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