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More Support To Keep Women And Children Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping thousands of women and children leave family violence and set up safe homes. More than 5000 additional survivors of family violence can access packages up to $10,000 – up from $7000 – which can be used to cover costs like rent, home alarms, CCTV, clothing, books and education and training. Flexible support packages also help case managers work with survivors through early intervention, crisis and recovery to assist with ongoing safety, stability and rehabilitation. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today visited inTouch to announce an extra $17.3 million for 19 agencies across Victoria to help deliver the service. InTouch helps women from culturally diverse communities who often face additional barriers to leaving family violence. The funding delivers on a number of recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. A record $1.9 billion package of measures to end family violence in Victoria was announced in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. This funding is also being used to establish support and safety hubs, deliver after-hours crisis support, counselling and therapy for victims of family violence, and develop a 10-year plan. The Labor Government also recently announced the creation of Family Safety Victoria – the state’s first agency solely dedicated to delivering family violence reform. Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos          “These packages are saving lives by giving women and children the stability and security they need to leave violent relationships.” “This is also about recognising the needs of women and children from culturally diverse communities – by helping them in a more culturally sensitive and holistic way – ensuring they get the help they need.” Quote attributable to Member for Richmond Richard Wynne “Ending the scourge of family violence is a top priority for the Andrews Labor Government. Women and children leaving family violence often need urgent assistance, and that’s what we’re providing.” Quotes attributable to interim InTouch Chief Executive Gerlinde Scholz “This extra funding will allow inTouch to help more women and children live safe lives free from violence. We are amazed by the courage, strength and resilience of our clients, who are vulnerable and in many cases marginalised due to cultural and language barriers.” “We at inTouch experience the current family violence reforms in Victoria as a defining achievement of the Government. The whole sector has been mobilised to work together on transforming community attitudes, policy frameworks and service delivery.”

More Support To Keep Women And Children Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping thousands of women and children leave family violence and set up safe homes. More than 5000 additional survivors of family violence can access packages up to $10,000 – up from $7000 – which can be used to cover costs like rent, home alarms, CCTV, clothing, books and education and training. Flexible support packages also help case managers work with survivors through early intervention, crisis and recovery to assist with ongoing safety, stability and rehabilitation. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today visited inTouch to announce an extra $17.3 million for 19 agencies across Victoria to help deliver the service. InTouch helps women from culturally diverse communities who often face additional barriers to leaving family violence. The funding delivers on a number of recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. A record $1.9 billion package of measures to end family violence in Victoria was announced in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. This funding is also being used to establish support and safety hubs, deliver after-hours crisis support, counselling and therapy for victims of family violence, and develop a 10-year plan. The Labor Government also recently announced the creation of Family Safety Victoria – the state’s first agency solely dedicated to delivering family violence reform. Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos          “These packages are saving lives by giving women and children the stability and security they need to leave violent relationships.” “This is also about recognising the needs of women and children from culturally diverse communities – by helping them in a more culturally sensitive and holistic way – ensuring they get the help they need.” Quote attributable to Member for Richmond Richard Wynne “Ending the scourge of family violence is a top priority for the Andrews Labor Government. Women and children leaving family violence often need urgent assistance, and that’s what we’re providing.” Quotes attributable to interim InTouch Chief Executive Gerlinde Scholz “This extra funding will allow inTouch to help more women and children live safe lives free from violence. We are amazed by the courage, strength and resilience of our clients, who are vulnerable and in many cases marginalised due to cultural and language barriers.” “We at inTouch experience the current family violence reforms in Victoria as a defining achievement of the Government. The whole sector has been mobilised to work together on transforming community attitudes, policy frameworks and service delivery.”

Helping Every Victorian Benefit From Our Jobs Boom

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s largest businesses to break down barriers to employment and ensure no Victorian jobseeker gets left behind. Speaking at the Victorian Jobs Partnership today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced JobsBank – a Victorian-first initiative that will provide a dedicated jobs pipeline for Victoria’s most disadvantaged jobseekers. Through the initiative, businesses will pledge roles in their organisation for those who typically find it hardest to get work, including family violence survivors, disengaged youth and those living with a disability. Jobs Victoria providers such as welfare, community and employment placement organisations will use this bank of jobs to place their clients into meaningful work. Tailored mentoring, training and development services will be available to help these jobseekers become job-ready, as will extra support for things like travel expenses, childcare and clothing. A number of organisations including Bombardier, AGL and Linfox have already pledged roles, and the Premier today called on more of the state’s largest employers to help reach a target of 500 positions through JobsBank. These roles will add to the more than 1,600 disadvantaged Victorians who have already found work through Jobs Victoria since the program was launched 10 months ago. The Labor Government has invested $63 million in Jobs Victoria to put 5,000 Victorian jobseekers into meaningful and sustainable work over four years. To register for JobsBank or find out more, visit jobs.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “JobsBank is about putting people first so that every Victorian can benefit from our jobs boom.” “We don’t want anyone left behind – that’s why we’re bringing together business, government and the community to create work for those who need it most.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan “The JobsBank will create a pipeline of opportunities for long-term jobseekers – giving them the skills, experience and confidence they need to get work and keep it.” “Victoria leads the nation in jobs growth, but there’s always more we can do to create and protect local jobs.”

Helping Every Victorian Benefit From Our Jobs Boom

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s largest businesses to break down barriers to employment and ensure no Victorian jobseeker gets left behind. Speaking at the Victorian Jobs Partnership today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced JobsBank – a Victorian-first initiative that will provide a dedicated jobs pipeline for Victoria’s most disadvantaged jobseekers. Through the initiative, businesses will pledge roles in their organisation for those who typically find it hardest to get work, including family violence survivors, disengaged youth and those living with a disability. Jobs Victoria providers such as welfare, community and employment placement organisations will use this bank of jobs to place their clients into meaningful work. Tailored mentoring, training and development services will be available to help these jobseekers become job-ready, as will extra support for things like travel expenses, childcare and clothing. A number of organisations including Bombardier, AGL and Linfox have already pledged roles, and the Premier today called on more of the state’s largest employers to help reach a target of 500 positions through JobsBank. These roles will add to the more than 1,600 disadvantaged Victorians who have already found work through Jobs Victoria since the program was launched 10 months ago. The Labor Government has invested $63 million in Jobs Victoria to put 5,000 Victorian jobseekers into meaningful and sustainable work over four years. To register for JobsBank or find out more, visit jobs.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “JobsBank is about putting people first so that every Victorian can benefit from our jobs boom.” “We don’t want anyone left behind – that’s why we’re bringing together business, government and the community to create work for those who need it most.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan “The JobsBank will create a pipeline of opportunities for long-term jobseekers – giving them the skills, experience and confidence they need to get work and keep it.” “Victoria leads the nation in jobs growth, but there’s always more we can do to create and protect local jobs.”

Good Oral Health For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is developing a new action plan to improve the oral health of Victorians and reduce the gap in oral health outcomes for people that are at higher risk of oral disease. The Parliamentary Secretary for Health Gabrielle Williams today announced consultation would start soon on a new strategy to prevent oral disease in Victoria. There have been significant improvements in oral health over the last 30 years, however many Victorians still suffer from poor oral health. About half of all children have signs of tooth decay and over 90 per cent of adults are affected. Dental conditions are the highest cause of preventable hospitalisations for children under 10. Moderate or severe gum disease is now the fifth most common problem affecting 60 per cent of Victorians 55 years and older. Most oral disease is preventable. Our strategy aims to make a real difference by boosting partnerships and creating environments and settings that support oral health including for vulnerable Victorians. It will target oral health promotion and prevention programs in communities where it’s needed most. These programs will support even more people at risk of oral disease to keep their teeth and gums healthy, and in turn improve their overall sense of wellbeing and self-esteem. The new plan comes as the Labor Government delivers a $20.1 million boost to Victoria’s public dental care services, which treats more than 330,000 people every year. While the Commonwealth is slashing funding for dental services, the Labor Government will invest $226.1 million in public dental services in 2017/18 – which is 9.7 per cent more than the previous year. The federal cuts to the National Partnership Agreement on Public Dental Services will see Victoria lose about $30 million over two and half years. That means thousands of disadvantaged Victorians could miss out on care or wait even longer. The new dental health strategy is expected to be released by the end of the year. Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Health Gabrielle Williams “We know good dental health is the foundation for good overall health and wellbeing.” “Unlike the Turnbull Government, we are investing more money in public dental services, so more people can access the care they need, more quickly.” “I look forward to hearing from the community on how we can take better action to prevent oral disease for those at risk and keep more smiles bright and healthy across Victoria.”

Good Oral Health For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is developing a new action plan to improve the oral health of Victorians and reduce the gap in oral health outcomes for people that are at higher risk of oral disease. The Parliamentary Secretary for Health Gabrielle Williams today announced consultation would start soon on a new strategy to prevent oral disease in Victoria. There have been significant improvements in oral health over the last 30 years, however many Victorians still suffer from poor oral health. About half of all children have signs of tooth decay and over 90 per cent of adults are affected. Dental conditions are the highest cause of preventable hospitalisations for children under 10. Moderate or severe gum disease is now the fifth most common problem affecting 60 per cent of Victorians 55 years and older. Most oral disease is preventable. Our strategy aims to make a real difference by boosting partnerships and creating environments and settings that support oral health including for vulnerable Victorians. It will target oral health promotion and prevention programs in communities where it’s needed most. These programs will support even more people at risk of oral disease to keep their teeth and gums healthy, and in turn improve their overall sense of wellbeing and self-esteem. The new plan comes as the Labor Government delivers a $20.1 million boost to Victoria’s public dental care services, which treats more than 330,000 people every year. While the Commonwealth is slashing funding for dental services, the Labor Government will invest $226.1 million in public dental services in 2017/18 – which is 9.7 per cent more than the previous year. The federal cuts to the National Partnership Agreement on Public Dental Services will see Victoria lose about $30 million over two and half years. That means thousands of disadvantaged Victorians could miss out on care or wait even longer. The new dental health strategy is expected to be released by the end of the year. Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Health Gabrielle Williams “We know good dental health is the foundation for good overall health and wellbeing.” “Unlike the Turnbull Government, we are investing more money in public dental services, so more people can access the care they need, more quickly.” “I look forward to hearing from the community on how we can take better action to prevent oral disease for those at risk and keep more smiles bright and healthy across Victoria.”

$5.9 Million Program To Keep Kids In School

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting all of the recommendations of the Victorian Ombudsman’s report on government school expulsions to help Victorian principals and teachers keep more kids in school and out of trouble. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a new $5.9 million program that will assist schools develop and implement strategies to help students with serious behavioural issues avoid expulsion and stay engaged. The Ombudsman’s report exposes the neglect of the former Liberal Government, who made it far too easy for students to be expelled. As a result, many young people were not given the opportunity to turn their lives around and have disengaged from the education system. The Labor Government will implement the recommendations in the Ombudsman’s report  through: higher level departmental approval of all prep, year one and year two expulsions more support and oversight of expulsions through Regional Engagement Officers, who will work with principals and teachers to intervene early for those at risk of expulsion an overhaul of the Department of Education Training data collection, analysis, record keeping and reporting, to make sure that expulsions are monitored appropriately a review of the appeals process to ensure it is fair and transparent extra assistance for schools to support students with behavioural challenges, including 17 area-based positive behavioural support coaches and access expert advice from behavioural analysts across the state. This investment is part of the Labor Government’s huge investment in supporting principals and teachers, and keeping young people in school – particularly those showing challenging behaviours and at risk of disengaging. The Government’s $13.2 million Lookout program is helping 6,000 students in out-of-home care to stay in education and the $8.6 million Navigator program is helping 10-18 year olds who are at risk of leaving school. In 2015, the Labor Government provided an $82.2 million funding boost to hire 157 new staff to work with principals and schools and help them improve student outcomes and deal with complex issues such as expulsion. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “The former Liberal Government abandoned students in trouble, leaving them to disengage and drop out of school – we won’t do that because you can’t just give up on kids.” “We’re acting decisively to implement the Ombudsman’s recommendations, and support principals, teachers and students.” “We have invested more than $100 million to help at risk students stay in school and stay out of trouble.”

$5.9 Million Program To Keep Kids In School

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting all of the recommendations of the Victorian Ombudsman’s report on government school expulsions to help Victorian principals and teachers keep more kids in school and out of trouble. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a new $5.9 million program that will assist schools develop and implement strategies to help students with serious behavioural issues avoid expulsion and stay engaged. The Ombudsman’s report exposes the neglect of the former Liberal Government, who made it far too easy for students to be expelled. As a result, many young people were not given the opportunity to turn their lives around and have disengaged from the education system. The Labor Government will implement the recommendations in the Ombudsman’s report  through: higher level departmental approval of all prep, year one and year two expulsions more support and oversight of expulsions through Regional Engagement Officers, who will work with principals and teachers to intervene early for those at risk of expulsion an overhaul of the Department of Education Training data collection, analysis, record keeping and reporting, to make sure that expulsions are monitored appropriately a review of the appeals process to ensure it is fair and transparent extra assistance for schools to support students with behavioural challenges, including 17 area-based positive behavioural support coaches and access expert advice from behavioural analysts across the state. This investment is part of the Labor Government’s huge investment in supporting principals and teachers, and keeping young people in school – particularly those showing challenging behaviours and at risk of disengaging. The Government’s $13.2 million Lookout program is helping 6,000 students in out-of-home care to stay in education and the $8.6 million Navigator program is helping 10-18 year olds who are at risk of leaving school. In 2015, the Labor Government provided an $82.2 million funding boost to hire 157 new staff to work with principals and schools and help them improve student outcomes and deal with complex issues such as expulsion. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “The former Liberal Government abandoned students in trouble, leaving them to disengage and drop out of school – we won’t do that because you can’t just give up on kids.” “We’re acting decisively to implement the Ombudsman’s recommendations, and support principals, teachers and students.” “We have invested more than $100 million to help at risk students stay in school and stay out of trouble.”

 

Improving Health And Wellbeing Support For Principals

Better mental health support will be the first priority in a plan to improve the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s more than 1,500 government school principals. Minister for Education James Merlino today released a discussion paper to engage Victorian principals on a strategy to boost their health and wellbeing, which will support them to be greater school leaders. The strategy will include support mechanisms designed to suit the realities and unique circumstances of their role, and is backed by $4 million from the Andrews Labor Government. The funding will go towards early intervention strategies, specialist advice services for principals, professional learning to develop mental health awareness and literacy, and coaching panels of retired principals trained in psychological health. It will be accompanied by a new dedicated service providing Victorian school principals with confidential health checks that will be rolled out next year. Healthy principals are central to ensuring a positive environment for teachers and students – and boosting student outcomes. More than 100 principals and experts have been consulted as part of the strategy’s development so far, giving feedback on the pressures of their profession and how they could be supported better. Further consultation with Victorian principals will be held over terms three and four for the strategy, including workshops and online engagement on the discussion paper. The strategy aligns to the Labor Government’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter, which launched in March. Making Victoria the Education State means properly supporting our principals so they can get on with doing what matters most – giving our students a great education. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “We’re putting a new focus on better supporting the health and wellbeing of our hardworking principals, with our first priority to better support their mental health.” “Our principals are at the forefront of the Education State, and making sure they are healthy and happy is central to creating great local schools that give our kids a great education.”

Improving Health And Wellbeing Support For Principals

Better mental health support will be the first priority in a plan to improve the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s more than 1,500 government school principals. Minister for Education James Merlino today released a discussion paper to engage Victorian principals on a strategy to boost their health and wellbeing, which will support them to be greater school leaders. The strategy will include support mechanisms designed to suit the realities and unique circumstances of their role, and is backed by $4 million from the Andrews Labor Government. The funding will go towards early intervention strategies, specialist advice services for principals, professional learning to develop mental health awareness and literacy, and coaching panels of retired principals trained in psychological health. It will be accompanied by a new dedicated service providing Victorian school principals with confidential health checks that will be rolled out next year. Healthy principals are central to ensuring a positive environment for teachers and students – and boosting student outcomes. More than 100 principals and experts have been consulted as part of the strategy’s development so far, giving feedback on the pressures of their profession and how they could be supported better. Further consultation with Victorian principals will be held over terms three and four for the strategy, including workshops and online engagement on the discussion paper. The strategy aligns to the Labor Government’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter, which launched in March. Making Victoria the Education State means properly supporting our principals so they can get on with doing what matters most – giving our students a great education. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “We’re putting a new focus on better supporting the health and wellbeing of our hardworking principals, with our first priority to better support their mental health.” “Our principals are at the forefront of the Education State, and making sure they are healthy and happy is central to creating great local schools that give our kids a great education.”

MORE HOUSING SUPPORT IN OUR LOCAL AREA

Community and homelessness organisations in our local area will share in over $27 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to provide housing for vulnerable Victorians. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today announced that that Community Housing Limited, (Windermere, WAYSS and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency) is one of eight organisations across the state that will receive funding through phase two of the Labor Government’s Accommodation for Homeless program. The Andrews Labor Government has granted Community Housing Limited $1,375,647, in assisting Women escaping family violence & couples experiencing - at risk of homelessness. The Accommodation for Homeless program encourages partnerships across housing, homeless and community service organisations to reduce homelessness by increasing and improving the supply of crisis and long-term housing options in Victoria – particularly for those who need support to get their lives back on track. Partnerships across all levels of government, the not-for profit and private sectors are essential to increase social housing and reduce homelessness. Phase two of the project builds on the success of the initial phase which provided $25 million in funding for four projects in metropolitan Melbourne, supporting the same target groups. It will be used to deliver projects in both regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne, providing 184 beds for people experiencing homelessness. In addition to this program, $6.7 million will also be provided for critical upgrades of three rooming houses through the Labor Government’s Community Housing Rooming House Upgrades program. Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley “Homelessness is not just the result of a lack of properties – there can be many contributing factors including unemployment, mental illness, family breakdown and substance abuse.” “We are providing a record investment in social housing and homelessness services to better help those at risk.” Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera MP “This support will ensure that Victorians in need are assisted with safe, stable housing as they get back on their feet.”

MORE HOUSING SUPPORT IN OUR LOCAL AREA

Community and homelessness organisations in our local area will share in over $27 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to provide housing for vulnerable Victorians. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today announced that that Community Housing Limited, (Windermere, WAYSS and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency) is one of eight organisations across the state that will receive funding through phase two of the Labor Government’s Accommodation for Homeless program. The Andrews Labor Government has granted Community Housing Limited $1,375,647, in assisting Women escaping family violence & couples experiencing - at risk of homelessness. The Accommodation for Homeless program encourages partnerships across housing, homeless and community service organisations to reduce homelessness by increasing and improving the supply of crisis and long-term housing options in Victoria – particularly for those who need support to get their lives back on track. Partnerships across all levels of government, the not-for profit and private sectors are essential to increase social housing and reduce homelessness. Phase two of the project builds on the success of the initial phase which provided $25 million in funding for four projects in metropolitan Melbourne, supporting the same target groups. It will be used to deliver projects in both regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne, providing 184 beds for people experiencing homelessness. In addition to this program, $6.7 million will also be provided for critical upgrades of three rooming houses through the Labor Government’s Community Housing Rooming House Upgrades program. Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley “Homelessness is not just the result of a lack of properties – there can be many contributing factors including unemployment, mental illness, family breakdown and substance abuse.” “We are providing a record investment in social housing and homelessness services to better help those at risk.” Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera MP “This support will ensure that Victorians in need are assisted with safe, stable housing as they get back on their feet.”

Breaking The Cycle Of Abuse

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening treatment services for young people who show sexually abusive or concerning behaviour and present risks to other children. More than $5.7 million will help 11 agencies across Victoria deliver Sexually Abusive Behaviour Treatment Services for the next three years. The funding will support services treating young people – to work with the individual, their family, carers, school and community – including an assessment and an appropriate response to address the needs of the child or young person and their family. Services will treat young people aged 17 years and under – up from 15 years of age – which was a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. These services can run for up to two years, and are accessed voluntarily or as a result of a court order. They also help families and carers to understand and support a child or young person to change their behaviour. The agencies that will receive funding to deliver services over three years include: The Royal Children’s Hospital - $1.24 million Monash Health – $1.09 million Children’s Protection Society in Melbourne - $690,000 Australian Childhood Foundation in Mitcham – $960,000 Ballarat Health Services - $280,000 Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault - $350,000 Centre Against Violence in West Wodonga - $120,000 Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault - $380,000 Loddon Campaspe Centre Against Sexual Assault - $300,000 Mallee Sexual Assault Unit - $220,000 South West Healthcare in Warrnambool - $110,000 The Government’s $168 million Roadmap for Reform is shifting the children and family services system from crisis response to prevention and early intervention. A record $1.9 billion package of measures to end family violence in Victoria was announced in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos “This is about addressing destructive behaviour from an early age, to ensure we are rehabilitating young people and setting them on the right path.” “Treatment doesn’t stop with the child. It’s about providing the family and other key people supporting the young person with the right tools to address the problem.”

Breaking The Cycle Of Abuse

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening treatment services for young people who show sexually abusive or concerning behaviour and present risks to other children. More than $5.7 million will help 11 agencies across Victoria deliver Sexually Abusive Behaviour Treatment Services for the next three years. The funding will support services treating young people – to work with the individual, their family, carers, school and community – including an assessment and an appropriate response to address the needs of the child or young person and their family. Services will treat young people aged 17 years and under – up from 15 years of age – which was a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. These services can run for up to two years, and are accessed voluntarily or as a result of a court order. They also help families and carers to understand and support a child or young person to change their behaviour. The agencies that will receive funding to deliver services over three years include: The Royal Children’s Hospital - $1.24 million Monash Health – $1.09 million Children’s Protection Society in Melbourne - $690,000 Australian Childhood Foundation in Mitcham – $960,000 Ballarat Health Services - $280,000 Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault - $350,000 Centre Against Violence in West Wodonga - $120,000 Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault - $380,000 Loddon Campaspe Centre Against Sexual Assault - $300,000 Mallee Sexual Assault Unit - $220,000 South West Healthcare in Warrnambool - $110,000 The Government’s $168 million Roadmap for Reform is shifting the children and family services system from crisis response to prevention and early intervention. A record $1.9 billion package of measures to end family violence in Victoria was announced in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos “This is about addressing destructive behaviour from an early age, to ensure we are rehabilitating young people and setting them on the right path.” “Treatment doesn’t stop with the child. It’s about providing the family and other key people supporting the young person with the right tools to address the problem.”

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 program offers scholarships, mentoring, role shadowing and networking for Victorians with a disability to gain valuable leadership development and training. The program includes scholarships for a range of leadership courses delivered by Leadership Victoria. In addition, a number of mentoring and workplace based places are available. Program participants can also apply for a 12 month membership of the national user-led Disability Leadership Institute. Increasing the voice and representation of people with a disability is a key priority of Absolutely everyone:  state disability plan 2017 – 2020. For more information about the Disability Leadership Program visit www.leadershipvictoria.org/programs/the-disability-leadership-program Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley “We want to see more people with a disability in leadership positions in our community to help influence change.” “With greater leadership diversity we are able to see a wider range of talent and experience, better engagement and innovation, good governance and robust decision-making.” Quote attributable to the Chairperson of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council Colleen Furlanetto “The Williamson Community Leadership Program with Leadership Victoria was a life-changing experience for me and I encourage people to apply to be part of this amazing program.”

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 program offers scholarships, mentoring, role shadowing and networking for Victorians with a disability to gain valuable leadership development and training. The program includes scholarships for a range of leadership courses delivered by Leadership Victoria. In addition, a number of mentoring and workplace based places are available. Program participants can also apply for a 12 month membership of the national user-led Disability Leadership Institute. Increasing the voice and representation of people with a disability is a key priority of Absolutely everyone:  state disability plan 2017 – 2020. For more information about the Disability Leadership Program visit www.leadershipvictoria.org/programs/the-disability-leadership-program Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley “We want to see more people with a disability in leadership positions in our community to help influence change.” “With greater leadership diversity we are able to see a wider range of talent and experience, better engagement and innovation, good governance and robust decision-making.” Quote attributable to the Chairperson of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council Colleen Furlanetto “The Williamson Community Leadership Program with Leadership Victoria was a life-changing experience for me and I encourage people to apply to be part of this amazing program.”