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Disadvantage is a virus, it’s time we intervened with a vaccine

Dr Lisa J. Griffiths, Friday, 7th August 2020 -  Evidence-based early intervention is a tried and tested solution. Instead of removing children we must shift our focus from crisis care to preventative care to create lasting generational

Governments urged to prioritise Victorians with disability during second COVID wave

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  Advocates warn of “tragic outcomes” if proper planning is not undertaken            Disability groups say a holistic plan is urgently needed to protect Victorians with

The fight to tell Australia’s truth

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  The Victorian state government is setting up the country’s first formal truth telling process for Aboriginal Victorians. We take a look at why that’s so important.  Last week the

Advocates divided over the return of students with disability to the classroom

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 -  There are concerns children with disability will not have access to appropriate education supports          Disability advocates are concerned by the Victorian government’s

Stronger protections for Victorian people with disability

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 -  Victoria’s Disability Worker Regulation Scheme begins on 1 July  All disability workers in Victoria will need to abide by a new code of conduct as part of a plan to better protect

Championing regional communities

Lea Corbett, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  In the final article of our NFP leadership series, Map consulting group’s Lea Corbett and Amanda Cornwall interview Gerard Jose, CEO of Bendigo Community Health Services, about

Victorian family violence victims left homeless after seeking help

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Community leaders are urging the Victorian government to take action on a social housing shortfall leaving family violence victims homeless Homelessness caused by family violence

Community groups say investment needed to fix Victoria’s ‘broken’ out-of-home care system

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd November 2019 -  New research says the state government could save $1.6 billion over the next decade through targeted investment in the child protection system The number of Victorian children in

Victoria secures NDIS funding certainty

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th June 2019 -  Victoria has settled a bitter feud with the Commonwealth over National Disability Insurance Scheme funding after signing a long-term agreement with the federal government.   Under

NDIS Commences Final Roll Out in Three States

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th January 2019 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme is now available across all of Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, with the final roll out in these states commencing. The NDIS roll out into

NFP Providers Chosen to Deliver Disability Services Under NDIS

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th August 2018 -  A group of not-for-profit providers have been selected to deliver disability accommodation and respite services currently operated by the Victorian government, as part of the

Child Protection Changes to Impact Charities and NFPs

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th July 2018 -  Changes to child protection legislation in wake of the child sexual abuse royal commission will impact the way charities and not for profits deal with children and prompt a review
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