Topic: Disabilities

Transporting Australia’s Top All-Abilities Cricketers

More than 110 bus services will transport the 240 players participating in next week’s National Cricket Inclusion Championships in Geelong. Buses have been specially arranged to move the all-abilities cricketers to and from games during the week-long championships, for free. The National Cricket Inclusion Championships will take place across more than 10 cricket grounds in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Speaking Up For Victorians With Disability

Victorians with disability will be supported to speak up, assert their rights and tackle discrimination thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the $2.15 million Disability Advocacy Futures Grants program that will give those with disability an opportunity to have their voices heard. Groups and organisations […]

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

Delivering Greater Choice For Victorians With Disability

More than 7,850 Victorians living with disability will start receiving services from the NDIS as it rolls into Goulburn, Mallee and Outer Gippsland. Acting Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Martin Foley welcomed the final milestone in the successful Victorian roll out of the NDIS. The NDIS is the biggest social reform since the introduction […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Ministers, Northern Victoria Region

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

Caring For Our Carers With More Respite And Support

Victorian carers will be able to get the practical support they need with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to increase respite care hours and support services for carers. More than 736,000 Victorian carers give their time, effort and love to look after a family member or friend who needs them. Carers come from all walks […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Giving Students With A Disability A Fair Go To Find Work

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a ground-breaking disability employment program that’s helping young Victorians living with a disability get the skills they need to find a job. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Royal Children’s Hospital to announce a grant for the pilot program – to help more Victorians with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Expanding Disability Advocacy Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victorians with disability have choice, control and support to speak up and assert their rights. Minister for Housing Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced $6 million for advocacy funding, to help Victorians with disability and their families access timely and targeted advocacy support when they need it. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

Not-For-Profit Providers To Deliver Disability Services

Five not-for-profit providers will deliver disability accommodation and respite services currently operated by the Victorian Government, as part of the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley joined Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings to announce the transfer of services, which will begin in February next year. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Ministers