News

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

23 April 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.

17 April 2014 In focus newsletter - April 2014

Read about the recent Transforming Human and Community Services Conference, a new social enterprise supported by the Youth Support and Advocacy Service, an online forum for young Victorians and more.

14 April 2014 Victoria in Bloom winners announced

Talented gardeners living in social housing have been recognised at the Victoria in Bloom 2013-14 awards ceremony.

14 April 2014 Nominate now for 2014 child, youth and family services awards

Honour an individual, team or group for their work with vulnerable children, young people and families by nominating them for a Robin Clark Memorial Award 2014.

08 April 2014 Agreement to ensure access to early education and care for vulnerable children

The Early Childhood Agreement for Children in Out-of-Home Care establishes clear roles and responsibilities across government and key local government and education bodies for improving access to kindergarten and local maternal and child health services for children in out-of-home care.

04 April 2014 Review of fees – Disability supported accommodation

The review will cover both government and non-government managed disability group homes.

03 April 2014 Transforming community and human services in Victoria

Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge opened the second Transforming Human and Community Services conference.

01 April 2014 The Link - volume 19 - March 2014

The March issue of The Link is now available. The Link newsletter provides the latest news and information on the department's concession program and other related programs.

28 March 2014 New Directions for Social Housing: A Framework for a Strong and Sustainable Future

A long-term framework has been released outlining the future directions of social housing in Victoria.

25 March 2014 Out-of-home care reform to deliver better outcomes for children and young people

On Tuesday 25 March 2014 the Hon. Mary Wooldridge MP, Minister for Community Services launched Out-of-home care: a five year plan.

20 March 2014 New Cradle to Kinder service providers announced

Three new Cradle to Kinder service providers were announced on 3 February 2014 by the Hon. Mary Wooldridge MP, Minister for Community Services and will shortly commence operation.

18 March 2014 AFL Youth Central Rookie Reporters

Two budding journalists will get the chance of a lifetime when they join the ranks of AFL Media, under the Victorian Government’s AFL Youth Central Rookie Reporter Program.

18 March 2014 The Link concessions newsletter

The Link newsletter for concessions stakeholders

11 March 2014 Students set to shine at this year’s Wakakirri

Young Victorians with a passion for performance, music, dance and design can sign up for the 2014 Wakakirri Secondary School Challenge.

06 March 2014 Honouring Victoria's outstanding women

Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Women's Affairs Heidi Victoria join forces to honour another 20 of the state's most outstanding women, inducting them onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in a ceremony in Melbourne this week.