News and newsletters related to the Department of Human Services from around our state.
27 August 2015 The 2015 National Carer Awards are now open
Nominate now for the National Carer Awards 2015.
The Victorian Parliament has passed legislative changes today to repeal aspects of the Adoption Act 1984 that penalise natural parents who attempt to contact their adult adopted children.
24 August 2015 Nominate a Victorian grassroots sport champion
Nominations for the 2015 Victorian Governmentís Community Sport and Recreation Awards are now open.
21 August 2015 Creating better youth policy for all
The Victorian Government is seeking feedback to improve support for young Victorians.
18 August 2015 In focus e-newsletter
Read the August 2015 issue of In focus - the department's e-newsletter.
17 August 2015 Celebrating outstanding volunteers - call for nominations
Nominations for the Victorian Premierís Volunteer Champions Awards are now open.
13 August 2015 Prahran estate renewal - masterplan consultation
Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley has announced the third phase of community consultation on the Prahran renewal plan. The Prahran renewal plan is a masterplan to guide future improvements and growth of Prahranís public housing estates.
Minister for Families & Children, Jenny Mikakos has officially opened the new secure centre at the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct on behalf of the Victorian Government.
Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children will set the directions for a long-term reform of the child and family services system.
04 August 2015 Big savings for big hearts
Victorian Carer cardholders now have access to reduced movie ticket prices, thanks to a new partnership between Victorian Governmentís Carer Card program and Village Cinemas.
31 July 2015 Join the #EmbraceDiversity campaign today
The Victorian Government has teamed up with the AFL to launch an #EmbraceDiversity campaign to promote inclusion and harmony in Australia and around the world.
29 July 2015 Resources available for not for profit organisations
Publications are available to assist not for profit organisations and they are free!
A new criminal offence came into effect on 1 July 2015 that will strengthen Victoriaís approach to further protect children from sexual abuse and exposure to sexual offenders within organisations.
For the first time in its history, the Gertrude Street Projection Festival will be held at Atherton Gardens housing estate, Fitzroy.
The Premier's Sustainability Awards is now also calling on people who work in the health sector to share their inspiring achievements.