News

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

23 October 2014 Report it Right

The Report it Right and WIN! tertiary writing competition challenges media, journalism and communications students write a news story or feature article about a current news issue relating to disability.

22 October 2014 Reflecting on progress for people with a disability

The At home, play, school and work: Statement of achievements, released today, highlights the outcomes of the Victorian state disability plan 2013-16 since it commenced in January 2013.

22 October 2014 Principal multi-disciplinary centre opens in Dandenong

Victoria's fourth multi-disciplinary centre was opened in Dandenong earlier this month, offering integrated support to adults and children who have experienced sexual assault or abuse.

20 October 2014 Victoria in Bloom competition 2014-15 - nominate now

This competition recognises the gardening achievements of public and community housing tenants who enhance the quality of their homes and communities.

20 October 2014 $55 million to further progress out-of-home care reform

$55 million has been announced to further progress the reforms outlined in the Out-of-home care: a five year plan.

17 October 2014 Carer Action Agenda recognises vital carer role

The Victorian Carer Action Agenda was launched on 17 October 2014. The Agenda recognises the invaluable contribution carers make to those they care for as well as the wider Victorian community.

14 October 2014 Ending violence against women and children

A new comprehensive package of initiatives to reduce the incidence of violence against women and children across Victoria has been announced.

13 October 2014 Awards honour community volunteers

2014 Frances Penington Award and Molly Hadfield Award winners announced.

10 October 2014 Victorian Government Expands Services Connect

The Victorian Government is expanding Services Connect to eight new sites in partnership with the community services sector.

03 October 2014 The Victorian Government wants to hear from people with a disability

Are you a person with a disability who is over 18 years old? The Victorian Government wants to know about your experiences, in your life and your community, since the Victorian state disability plan 2013-16 commenced on 1 January 2013.

29 September 2014 Statement of expectations for regulators

Government response to the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commissionís 2011 inquiry Strengthening Foundations for the Next Decade: An Inquiry into Victoria's regulatory framework.

29 September 2014 A brighter future for Marie and her family

Marie looks forward to a brighter future with the assistance from her Services Connect key worker.

26 September 2014 The Link - volume 21 - September 2014

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

26 September 2014 The Link concessions newsletter

The Link newsletter for concessions stakeholders

26 September 2014 New funding for projects to tackle Indigenous family violence

The Minister for Community Services, Mary Wooldridge today announced $650,000 in funding under the Victorian Indigenous Family Violence Strategy through the Community Initiative Fund to prevent and raise awareness of family violence in the Indigenous community across Victoria.