Topic: Disabilities

Inclusive Kinders Welcome Kids Of All Abilities

Even more Victorian kinders will get new equipment to be more inclusive for children with extra needs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited Gowrie Victoria’s kindergarten in Carlton North to launch the second round of the $2.4 million equipment stream of the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education

Giving Children With A Disability A Fairer Go

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting hundreds more children with a disability by bridging the gap while they wait to enter the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced $9.7 million to fund an additional 741 Early Childhood Intervention Services places for Victorian kids, giving them support ahead […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Giving Students With A Disability A Fair Go To Find Work

The Andrews Labor Government is helping students with a disability find and maintain after-school jobs. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined representatives from the National Disability Services, young Victorians and their families to officially launch Ticket to Work’s new after-school job project. The service is receiving $250,000 from the Labor Government, as well […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

More School Support For Students With Special Needs

Teachers and students are being encouraged to think about how they can improve school facilities for students with disabilities or special needs, with round four of the Inclusive School Fund now open. Minister for Education James Merlino encouraged schools to be creative and innovative with their ideas to make interesting and stimulating learning and play […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

New Commissioner To Improve Accessibility

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a new Commissioner to continue its drive to make taxi and hire car services more accessible. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the appointment of Colleen Furlanetto as Commissioner at the Taxi Services Commission. Ms Furlanetto is a respected disability advocate and an experienced leader and board […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

More Disability Supports For People In Eastern Melbourne

More than 15,000 people with a disability will get the support they need with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Inner and Outer Eastern Melbourne. The scheme will see around 15,400 Victorians living in the two areas access supports, including 2,100 people who will receive supports for the very first time. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Cutting Rego Costs For Drivers With Disabilities

The Andrews Labor Government is cutting the cost of registration for wheelchair users who have had their vehicles significantly modified to allow them to drive. Disabled drivers will now be able to apply for a 100% concession on their vehicle registration fee. For many of the 2,500 Victorians that own vehicles modified to suit a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety