Topic: Disabilities

New Standards To Keep People Living With A Disability Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is establishing a Victorian-first Disability Worker Registration Board. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched a major recruitment drive to find suitable Board Members and a Chairperson. The Disability Worker Registration Board will help set quality standards for the registration of disability workers and will screen individuals for […]

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State Of The Art Accessibility Comes To Arts Precinct

Melbourne’s renowned arts precinct is now accessible for all with the opening of Victoria’s latest Changing Places facility at Hamer Hall. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today officially unveiled the new state-of-the-art change room and toilet facility. Changing Places are larger than standard accessible toilets and have extra features such as a […]

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Nominations Now Open For Victorian Disability Awards

Inspirational Victorians promoting the rights and participation of people with disability will be recognised by the ninth annual Victorian Disability Awards. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan has opened nominations for the Awards, which celebrate hardworking individuals and groups helping to build a fairer, more inclusive Victoria. Nominations are open to individuals and […]

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Wheelchair Skills Course Launches At The Royal Talbot

Victorians with spinal cord injuries can learn invaluable wheelchair skills thanks to an innovative service launched today at Austin Health’s Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in Kew. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan MP visited the Centre today to launch the course, which is set to help around 100 individuals a year. The Wheelchair […]

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Call For Members Of Victorian Disability Advisory Council

Victorians with disability, or carers of people with disability, are invited to apply to be part of the next Victorian Disability Advisory Council. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan is seeking a Chairperson and 11 members for the Council. Members of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council provide policy advice to the Minister on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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