Topic: Disabilities

Great Ocean Road Now Accessible To All Victorians

The Great Ocean Road is now more accessible to Victorians with high support needs after the opening of Victoria’s latest Changing Places facility. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan today opened Anglesea’s new Changing Places facility, which was supported by $100,000 from the Andrews Labor Government. Changing Places are larger than standard accessible […]

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New Plan To Support Victoria’s Autism Community

The Andrews Labor Government has released a five-year plan to provide autistic Victorians greater opportunities for choice and community participation. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the Victorian Autism Plan with representatives of the Autism Plan Advisory Group who contributed to the plan’s development. The Victorian Autism Plan sets out actions […]

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Get Involved In Victoria’s Plan For Greater Inclusion

Victorians are encouraged to have their say and help shape the state’s next disability plan to achieve greater inclusion for people with disability right across the state. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today called on the community to get involved in shaping the plan at the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival […]

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Victorian Volunteers Awarded For Incredible Work

A Volunteer who has dedicated more than 50 years to the rights of people involved in the criminal justice system has been given the Premier’s Volunteer of the Year, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Award. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today presented it to Carmel Benjamin AM at the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions […]

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Have Your Say On Hospital And Aged Care Centre Food

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to lift the standard of meals in Victorian public hospitals and aged care centres, with a food audit now underway. The public now has a chance to provide their views and ideas on ways food can be healthier, tastier and more diverse for patients and aged care residents. […]

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Victorian Disability Advisory Council Announced

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of 12 members to the next Victoria Disability Advisory Council, including the new Chair Brent Phillips. The Victorian Disability Advisory Council provides advice to the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan on what the Government can do to build a more inclusive Victoria and […]

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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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