Topic: Disabilities

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

More Disability Supports For Inner Gippsland

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out to Inner Gippsland from today, giving an additional 1300 Victorians the support and services they need for the first time. Speaking in Morwell today to mark the milestone, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley – joined by Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing […]

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Next Steps For New Disability Registration Scheme

The Andrews Labor Government is seeking feedback on what a new registration and accreditation scheme designed to protect people with disabilities will look like. The new scheme will protect vulnerable people from harm, and support the development and growth of a quality disability workforce by making sure workers who care for people with a disability […]

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

A Brand New School For Portland Families

Portland will receive a brand new specialist school and improved school facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. During his visit to inspect construction at Portland Primary School today, Treasurer Tim Pallas announced that $8 million will be invested in new school facilities. $7 million is being invested in a new specialist Portland Bay School […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer, Western Victoria Region

Housing And Education Renewal In North Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government’s renewal of a North Melbourne public housing estate includes provision for much-needed, new education and arts facilities, helping relieve pressure on inner city schools. As part of the development, North Melbourne Primary School will use some of the land to expand and upgrade its learning facilities over coming years to meet […]

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

Advocates Recognised Through Victorian Disability Awards

Leading disability advocates from across Victoria have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Melbourne yesterday. The Victorian Disability Awards formally recognise individuals, teams and organisations that make a difference in the lives of people with disability and who champion equality for all Victorians. Presenting the awards, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley […]

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New Pathways To Leadership For Victorians With Disability

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorians with a disability to become leaders in their local community. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today opened applications for a range of scholarships and development opportunities, as part of the Disability Leadership Program. Run in partnership with Leadership Victoria and the Disability Leadership Institute, the […]

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Funding To Strengthen Disability Advocacy

Disability advocacy organisations have been given a financial boost to better support people with a disability to access advocacy services. A key part of the Andrews Labor Government’s state disability plan, Minister for Disability Martin Foley today announced the successful recipients through a $1.5 million Disability Advocacy Innovation Fund. The Labor Government’s support will ensure […]

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