Topic: Disabilities

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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Applications Open For Disability Worker Commissioner

A new leadership position charged with the task of safeguarding and improving the quality of care for people with disability is now open for applications. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced a recruitment drive for an experienced, passionate leader to establish and run the Victorian Disability Worker Commission, as part of […]

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Grants Now Open To Help Victorians With A Disability

Organisations across regional Victoria are invited to apply for one-off grants to build up the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workforce so it can best meet the needs of Victorians with a disability. The Andrews Labor Government is providing $1.3 million to the Victorian Regional Readiness Fund for grants of up to $130,000 each. These […]

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Patients Pay The Price For Scott Morrison’s Botched NDIS

Victorians with a disability are stuck in hospital for more than three months after they are ready to be discharged due to Scott Morrison’s botched rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). New analysis has revealed the extent of the delays being confronted by hospital patients who are either waiting for an approved NDIS […]

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New Disability Housing Ending Institutionalised Care

People living with a disability in Geelong are now receiving care closer to home and closer to family and friends, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government initiative. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan has visited the region’s newest purpose-built disability housing in Geelong – part of a $25 million Labor Government investment to […]

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Carers Get Greater Access To Services And Support

Victorian carers selflessly looking after a friend or loved one will benefit from an Andrews Labor Government funding boost, helping them get the support they need to look after themselves and their loved ones. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan this week announced $450,000 in grants for Carers Victoria, Little Dreamers and Tandem […]

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Digging Deep For The Red Shield Appeal This Year

Victorians are encouraged to dig deep and donate to those in need when Red Shield Appeal volunteers come knocking in a few weeks’ time. Kickstarting the annual fundraiser in Victoria today, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan announced the Andrews Labor Government would be donating $150,000 to the appeal this year. The long […]

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