News and newsletters related to the Department of Human Services from around our state.

26 August 2014 Preventing family violence in CALD communities

A new initiative will help prevent violence against women and children in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

26 August 2014 Nominations for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women closing soon!

Nominations for the 2015 Victorian Honour Roll of Women close on Friday, 5 September.

19 August 2014 LEAD Barwon participants become Leaders for Geelong

Two graduates of the Victorian Government's LEAD Barwon project have been admitted into the Committee for Geelongs prestigious Leaders for Geelong program.

13 August 2014 The Link concessions newsletter

The Link newsletter for concessions stakeholders

08 August 2014 The Link - volume 20 - July 2014

The Link newsletter provides concessions stakeholders with information available from the Victorian State Government’s concession program, along with other programs that may be useful for concession card holders.

04 August 2014 Victorian state disability plan 2013-2016 at work – Anna’s story

See how the Victorian state disability plan 2013-2016 is making a difference for people with a disability.

01 August 2014 Shape It! - Applications now open

Shape It! grants kick-starting change in rural and regional communities are now open!

01 August 2014 Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme to keep people with a disability safe

The Minister for Disability Services and Reform has announced a new scheme to keep people with a disability living in disability group homes in Victoria safe.

25 July 2014 Nominate now for 2014 Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield Awards

These awards publicly acknowledge an individual tenant, or a group of tenants, who contribute to their community.

24 July 2014 National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

Commonwealth, state and territory governments are working together, with the community to implement the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan).

21 July 2014 Malaysia Airlines MH-17 Incident

On Friday 18 July, it was announced that Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 was tragically shot down in eastern Ukraine, killing all passengers aboard.

15 July 2014 Non-Mains Energy Concessions now open

The Non-Mains Energy Concession applies to LPG, heating oil, generators or electricity from an embedded network.

14 July 2014 NDIS one year on

One year on the NDIS is making a real difference to the lives of Victorians and Australians with a disability.

14 July 2014 Scholarship program now open for Victorian women

Women serving on boards of Victorian Government funded not-for-profit organisations can now apply for the 2015 Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship program.

03 July 2014 Jobs in security for public housing tenants

Smiles all around as 19 public housing tenants graduate from a training program that will help them find work in the security industry.