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.

25 August 2015 Adoption law changes give equal rights to information and contact

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.

07 August 2015 New centre officially opened as Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct turns 50

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.

07 August 2015 Systemic reform to improve outcomes for children and families

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!

27 July 2015 Criminal offence introduced to protect children from sexual abuse

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.

08 July 2015 Atherton Gardens joins Gertrude Street Projection Festival

For the first time in its history, the Gertrude Street Projection Festival will be held at Atherton Gardens housing estate, Fitzroy.

01 July 2015 New health category in the 2015 Premierís Sustainability Awards

The Premier's Sustainability Awards is now also calling on people who work in the health sector to share their inspiring achievements.